Fish Living within Crater Lake
Did you know there are no native fish in Crater Lake? All fish living in Crater Lake were introduced. Crater Lake was stocked with 1.8 million trout and salmon from 1888 to 1941. Of the six species of fish introduced, the offspring of two species are still living in the lake: rainbow trout and kokanee salmon.
Fish Living within the Streams of Crater Lake National Park
There are four fish known to inhabit the streams of the park, german brown trout, bull trout (the only native fish), eastern brook trout, and rainbow trout. Most streams are difficult to access due to the terrain of the area.
Fishing is allowed (and free) within the park when weather permits safe access. Visit our fishing page for more information.