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.


Support Crater Lake

The Trust depends on your tax-deductible donations to help students, teachers, and visitors to share in the excitement of this great natural wonder.

Read more

Crater Lake License Plates

For just $30, you can join some 400,000 Oregon residents and show your support for Crater Lake by purchasing a Crater Lake License Plate.

Read more

Contact Us

Email Us:

Write Us:
Crater Lake National Park Trust
PO Box 62
Crater Lake, OR 97604

Call Us:
(541) 770-1179

Find us on Facebook:
Crater Lake National Park Trust

Find us on Twitter:

Web Design and Web Development by Buildable