Tacoma Power’s Cowlitz River fisheries management program is among the largest in Washington. Today's program evolved from continuous efforts to support an excellent fishery in the Cowlitz River Basin.
The anadromous fisheries are supported by two hatcheries owned by Tacoma Power.
Our trap-and-haul program assists the passage of juvenile and adult fish around Mossyrock Dam and Mayfield Dam. In addition, Riffe Lake, Mayfield Lake and Swofford Pond are stocked with a variety of fish and provide a diverse sports fishery.
Retaining and restoring quality fish habitat was the primary concern of most agencies, tribes and organizations participating in Tacoma Power's relicensing process. Tacoma Power's settlement agreement and 2003 federal license are consistent with regional efforts to restore wild salmon.
For recorded information about river flows, lake levels and boat launch usability, call fishing and recreation at (888) 502-8690.
Learn more about Cowlitz River fisheries and hatcheries management.