Okanogan County’s Whitestone Lake is located about 6 miles north of the town of Tonasket. It covers 170 surface acres, reaches depths of about 26 feet and lies at an elevation of 1250 feet. The lake is about a mile and a half long.
Fish species in this clear water lake include planted rainbow trout, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, pumpkin seed sunfish and brown bullhead catfish.
Public access is provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The large access area has lots of paved parking space, pit toilets and a good concrete plank boat-launching ramp that can handle most fresh water fishing boats. I launched my 17 food bass tracker there with no problem.
Overview and photos by Bob Johansen