Boaters and sport fisherman visiting Gatewood have an opportunity to tour one of the most beautiful bodies of water in the region and test their angling skills on the challenging game fish that roam the 162 acre reservoir.
With 22 miles of shoreline and water depths ranging to 50 feet, Gatewood is ideal for the growth of many trophy size largemouth bass, along with a good number of crappie, catfish, bluegill, muskie, and smallmouth bass. The park staff will weigh and measure any catch to determine if it qualifies for a Washington Game Commission Citation. Because the reservoir is a source of water supply for citizens of the Town of Omaha, no boats with petroleum motors are allowed.
Paddleboats and fishing boats with electric motors are available for rent and private boats with only electric motors may be launched. Equipment, fishing supplies, and some grocery items are available at the park store.