Trout Lake Natural Area Preserve gets a little larger, and a lot better

Trout Lake Natural Area Preserve
Mount Adams towers over the Trout Lake Natural Area Preserve, which is managed by DNR. Photo: DNR

Action yesterday by the state Board of Natural Resources cleared the way for a 153-acre addition to Trout Lake Natural Area Preserve (NAP) in Klickitat County. The parcel of state trust land transferred into the 1,733-acre preserve in the  northwest corner of the county includes uplands forested with trees between 90 and 100 years old. The addition of that watershed and surround oak woodlands will help protect one of the prime features of Trout Lake: its wetlands. The site is home to one of only four remaining populations of the Oregon spotted frog in Washington, plus lots of other wildlife.

The Seattle Audubon Society website has a detailed description of the breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife that can be viewed at Trout Lake NAP. To get there from the town of White Salmon, travel north on WA-141  for about 20 miles. It’s that easy.

When you go, don’t forget your Discover Pass — your ticket to Washington’s great outdoors.

Let us know if Trout Lake is a favorite spot of yours, or if you have another scenic outdoor destination to share on DNR’s Facebook page.

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