3,028 ft (923 m)
| Skamania County, Washington, United States|
unnamed outflow creek; evaporation and seepage
Goose Lake (Washington) Wikipedia
Goose Lake formed when the Big Lava Bed dammed up a nearby stream. The blocked stream formed the lake. On the southeast side of the lake, there is a ghostly stand of dead trees rising from the water.
The lake is a popular spot for brook, brown and coastal cutthroat trout fishing. Goose Lake Campground offers a concrete boat ramp for launching small boats, kayaks and canoes. The campground also offers activities such as camping, hiking, and berry picking. Nearby places include the Big Lava Bed, south of the campground; a trail takes hikers through a landscape dotted by pine forest and basalt lava formations. The Indian Heaven Wilderness is located nearby and is known for its abundant huckleberries, meadowlands and pine forests, lakes, and as well as a variety of wildlife. Huckleberry picking is a popular pastime too.
The lake is reached via 8 miles of narrow gravel road from the east from Trout Lake on State Route 141 north from SR 14, to the town of Trout Lake. Continue through the town on State Route 141 to where it ends and Forest Route 24 begins. Drive on Forest Route 24 to the junction with Forest Route 60 (Carson Guler Road) and follow Forest Route 60 (Carson Guler Road) for 1 mile to Goose Lake.
From the West, Carson, take the Wind River Righway, north to the Old State Highway. Heading towards Panther Creek Campground, continue past the campground on Forest Route 65 to the 4 corners, junction of Forest Route 65 and 60 (Carson Guler Road). From here, turn right on Forest Route 60 (Carson Guler Road), and continue on to Goose Lake.