Fishing in Hicks Lake – Thurston County Fishing

Fishing in Hicks Lake - Thurston CountyHicks Lake (160 acres) is located in Lacey, just west of Carpenter Road SE. Last Saturday in April through October 31 open season. Hicks Lake is good for 9-10 inch planted rainbows and some larger brown trout. It will also receive a bonus plant of large triploid rainbow trout this year. As the water warms up, so does the action for black crappie, largemouth bass, perch, rock bass and bullhead catfish. The lake access provides a boat launch and two toilets.
In the midst of Sasquatch Provincial Park, Hicks Lake has camping facilities and a boat launch as do a number of other nearby areas in the park. Full accommodations and services are available in Harrison Hot Springs.

Hicks Lake is a good place to visit for more than one day, Smith Lake is a good place to camp nearby, and if you want to go for a ride on a horse Simpson Lake is nearby. Tolmie State Park is a fine place to stretch your legs a bit, and while you’re here, you could also stop by stunning Lake Lois. While you’re here at Hicks Lake you will meet lots of people from close by Olympia, and do pop by Southwick Lake, it’s a charming lake.

Fun Things To Do:

  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Camping

Fish Type:

  • Bass, Largemouth
  • Bass, Rock
  • Bullhead, Brown
  • Perch, Yellow
  • Suckerfish, General
  • Trout, Brown
  • Trout, Rainbow
  • Warmouth

Special Note:

  • Handicap Parking: Yes
  • Handicap Restroom: Yes
  • Camping Available: No
  • Restrooms Available: Yes
  • Boat Launch Available: Yes
  • Launch Type: 12′ Concrete
  • Dates Open: Last Sat in April thru Oct 31.
  • Motorized Boats Allowed: Yes

Driving Directions:
From Carpenter Rd in Lacey turn west onto Shady Lane, left on Hicks Lk Rd, left to site at entrance sign.

Click Here for a Map and Direction to Hicks Lake.

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