Fishtrap Recreation Area is a built around Fishtrap Lake, located in eastern Washington State, about a few miles north east of Sprague. The Recreation Area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
While there aren’t any dedicated campgrounds at Fishtrap, with the exception of a lone private RV park, the entire Recreation Area is open to camping. RVs could not traverse over land, the surface is too heavily laden with volcanic rock. However, there are a few parking areas where you could park your RV and stay for several nights.
I arrived here on Saturday, Sept 1, 2018, and parked at the largest parking lot, located southeast of Watermelon Hill, at 47.334085, -117.862982. There’s enough room here to accommodate 10-12 RVs. There were about five other RVs here when I pulled in. It’s a gravel lot, with large chunks of gravel. The only amenities is a pit toilet. However, if you study the area through Google Maps’ satellite view, you’ll find lots of campsites along various roads through the Recreation Area.
The parking lot I stayed overnight at offered great Verizon 4G coverage, getting 4 out of 5 bars unboosted.
Fishtrap Recreation Area is popular for fishing and kayaking. Star gazers come here with their telescopes. There are numerous hiking trails throughout, however thick growth of brush and grasses may make it cumbersome.
I didn’t see any indication on the maximum length of stay at Fishtrap, but I assume the standard 14-day limit applies.