Walter Wirth Lake
Getting There: Walter Worth Lake is located in Cascade Gateway Park in the City of Salem. Go south on Turner Road SE off Hwy 22 just west of I-5.
Fisheries: Walter Worth Lake is stocked from April through June with legal- and trophy-sized rainbow trout. There are also warmwater gamefish in the lake.
Useful Information: Only non motorized boats are allowed; there is a boat slide at the lake. There are excellent bank fishing opportunities including a fishing dock and some access for disabled anglers. Cascade Gateway Park and Walter Wirth Lake are open year-round for fishing.
Tackle & Techniques: Standard trout fishing methods such as worms, PowerBait, spinners and fly casting work well at Walter Wirth Lake. For warmwater fish use worms on a bobber or a grub/jig set up.
Facilities: There are restrooms at several locations in the park. The park is a day use area with picnic facilities, playgrounds, horseshoe courts, and an 18-hole disc golf course.
Additional Activities: Cascade Gateway Park is located on the south side of Salem. There are numerous restaurants, movie theaters and shopping opportunities in the general area. Nearby state parks: Willamette Mission State Park.
For More Information:
ODFW North Willamette Watershed District Office – (971) 673-6000