Twin Lakes

Due to seasonal weather and road conditions, the road to Twin Lakes may be closed for sporadic periods. If interested in spending time at Twin Lakes, please call ahead to ensure the road is open prior to your visit, 425-304-5315.


Located in the Jim Creek Recreation Area, Twin Lakes provides some of the best fishing and boating opportunities in the Puget Sound Basin. Both upper and lower lakes offer approximately 35 acres each of natural freshwater trout fishing.

Jim Creek Recreation Area →

Twin Lakes' Upper and Lower Lakes are open from May 1 - September 30 for day use and are accessible by car or on foot. Popular activities at the lake include fishing, boating and wildlife viewing.

It is always a good idea to check in at the Recreation office for information on the lakes before heading out.

The lakes can be reached by private automobile on a single lane gravel road with pullouts. Drive time from the front gate is approximately 25 minutes. Speed limit is 15 mph and drivers are encouraged to use extreme caution. Twin Lakes can also be reached by hiking trails, which are approximately 4 miles from the Coho Campgrounds.

Amenities at the lake include shelter house with a wood burning stove, tables and chairs (electricity and potable water is not available). There are also additional picnic tables and a pit toilet for your convenience.

Rowboats, canoes and kayaks for your use on the lakes are available to rent. No personal boats are authorized. The Upper Lake is stocked several times a year and provides some of the best fishing in the area.

During the summer, the lakes are staffed on weekends. Small items and supplies can be purchased there, including bottled water, sodas, candy, some fishing supplies, worms, and fishing rods. You may also get your Washington State Fishing License here. In the event the lake is not staffed, these items can also be purchased at the on-site store, located at the Recreation Office, Bldg. #4 in the main camp area.

Please help us keep the lake in its natural state by not swimming or bringing floats to use in the water.

Fishing Permits

Note: All anglers 6 years of age and older must obtain an MWR Fishing Permit. Fisherman 15 years of age and older must also possess a valid Washington State Fishing License. Both the MWR Fishing Permit and Washington State 1-day licenses can be purchased at the Recreation Office, Bldg. #4.

Installation MWR Fishing Permits for Twin Lakes and Trident Lakes at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor are now combined. One regional permit – regardless of the issuing MWR facility and installation – is good for all locations.

Regional season permits are valid April 1 - March 31, to coincide with the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife’s seasonal licenses.

Those requesting fishing permits must come to the shop with a Washington State Fishing License in-hand.

Permit Rates

  • Day Pass: $2
  • Season Pass (ages 6 -14): $6
  • Season Pass (ages 15 & over): $15

MWR Fishing Permits may be purchased at: Jim Creek, Bangor Recreation Center, or Bangor Fitness Complex.