Small Lakes Recreation Guide

Small Lakes Recreation Guide

Department of Natural Resources and Parks Water and Land Resources Division 201 South Jackson, Suite 600 Seattle, WA 98104 (206) 296-6519

Special thanks to those involved with the creation of this publication: Graphic Design and Layout Wendy Miller Technical Writing Sally Abella Michael Murphy Suzanne Rowe Katie Sauter Photos used in this publication provided by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington State Parks, City of Federal Way, and King County Lake Stewardship staff.

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boat launches. I am happy to present the first edition of the Small Lakes Recreation Guide. Paddle a canoe in the shadow of Mount Rainier on Lake Meridian in Kent. or spend a quiet evening fishing on Cottage Lake near Woodinville. I hope you share my enthusiasm for the wonderful. brought to you by the Lake Stewardship Program in the Department of Natural Resources and Parks. and/or parks. natural beauty found in King County. enjoy a day at the beach at Lake Wilderness Park in Maple Valley. We are lucky to live in King County.welcome July 1. No matter what part of King County you call home. I encourage you to use this guide to get out and explore these lakes and their surrounding environs–you won’t be disappointed! Ron Sims King County Executive . there are small lakes nearby where you can swim. The pages of this guide will lead you to some of the most beautiful places in King County. This guide lists many of the smaller lakes in western King County with public access points. swimming beaches. The natural beauty and natural resources throughout the County create a wealth that we can all enjoy. boat. 2002 Greetings. or just sit on the shore and enjoy a summer afternoon with a friend. fish.

map of western King County North 0 5 10 15 miles .

.................................................... 13 Beaver ............................................................................................ 14 Cottage .... 21 ....................................................................... 16 Fenwick ............................................................................. 15 Desire ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Fishing............................................................................................................................................... 17 Killarney ......... 18 North ......................................table of contents Lake Recreation Table Parks..... 16 Fivemile ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 19 Pine ............................. 12 Angle ....................................... 21 Wilderness ................................................................ 14 Boren .......... 15 Deep .................................................................... 17 Geneva ................................................... 11 Lakes............ 20 Spring ............................................. 3 6 7 9 Resources.. 19 Sawyer ................................................................................... 13 Bitter ............................................................................... Boating................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 20 Steel ................................ Wildlife...................................................................................... 18 Meridian ...............................

. X# lodge or community center.lake recreation table lake boat launch boating regulations fishing park picnic playfields playgrounds trails swimming wildlife viewing Angle Beaver Bitter Boren Cottage Deep Desire Fenwick Fivemile Geneva Killarney Meridian North Pine Sawyer Spring Steel Wilderness X X X* X X* X* X X X* X X X X X X X X* X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X# X# X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X# X X X X X X X X X X X X* no boat ramp. launch from shore.

Feeding wild animals causes them to lose their fear of humans and also disrupts their natural feeding patterns. yet close to metropolitan areas. deer. meadows. waterfowl. hosting a variety of recreation programs. In addition. of the best locations in the King County Park system for a wedding or other social functions.) Many residents of south King County are familiar with Fivemile Lake Park. walking areas. preserved forestland. There are also an open-air pavilion. including birds. beaver. King County’s Lake Wilderness Park is not your average park. including ducks and geese. The Center also offers community services such marriage and pet licenses. These parks. Many couples have tied the knot at the park’s beautiful Issaquah Lodge. such as swimming beaches. Some even offer ballfields.parks Looking to get away from the crowds? Longing for a green patch of grass on which to run? Wish to view wildlife? Or just want to take a dip in cool. a basketball court. a large picnic shelter. and rental facilities. available year-round for rental. and toads. consult the alphabetical listings in this guide. it is one of the premier smaller parks in the King County Park system. play and picnic areas. open 3 Small Lakes Recreation Guide . it is a large regional park with lots of prime shoreline. At 108 acres. the park features a natural area and wetland fostering a variety of wildlife. provide a range of easily accessed amenities. Located west of Auburn and east of Federal Way. raccoon. ballfields. Located within the park is Lake Wilderness Center. boat Please never feed wildlife. launches. pristine waters? Beaver Lake Park. often less crowded than those located on Lake Washington and Sammamish. and a swimming area. provides one Consider the public beaches and parks found at several of King County’s smaller lakes. (For an accounting of individual parks. and picnic areas. tennis and basketball courts. and Native American art displays. The park also has a network of internal trails. on the south end of Beaver Lake. Within its 27 acres are two tennis courts. and meandering pathways.

wrens. Fivemile Park offers plenty of family recreation options. The park also includes three wetlands where a variety of birds and mammals make their home. but such activities disturb the delicate ecosystem of the area and may adversely affect Hikers take to the Lake Wilderness Trail that cuts through the park. some King County park areas may not have regular lifeguard service or trash pick-up. please tread Several fishing docks and piers found in King County parks offer anglers a chance to try their luck. Jenkins Creek runs through the middle of the park. beaver. Due to recent budget constraints. gather berries. raccoon. especially leftover food. and ruffed grouse. following the edge of the shoreline. When visiting the beautiful parks and public areas in King County. the animals living nearby. Visitors can help keep parks and beaches clean by lightly. or forge new trails. quiet Geneva Lake Park. Small Lakes Recreation Guide 4 . including deer. hawks. dig up wild plants. packing out their own garbage. Children may want to pick flowers.Beautiful. a tributary for Big Soos Creek that empties into the Green River.

boat) must display a bright red or orton marine laws also affect King ange flag whenever the towed person County boaters. You also need a their hours of operation. Also be aware board. A PFD must be available. 5 Small Lakes Recreation Guide . from the quiet solitude of kayaking and canoeing to the excitement of water skiing.boating King County lakes offer a variety of boating opportunities. water King County have additional skiing is prohibited from sunset boating restrictions that may be until sunrise. Some lakes in is in the water. Before getting on the water. of appropriate size.Operators of personal watercraft must able condition for each person on be at least 14 years old. The observer launches and other public areas. lake specific boating restrictions. In Washington. posted at public boat launches or other public access King County Code holds the operation of personal watercraft (such as jet skis) to the same basic rules and requireWhen it comes to safety. all lakes ments as any other powerboat. make sure you have your personal flotation device (PFD). Children 12 years old and younger must wear a personal floatation device at all times whenever the vessel is underway and when on an open deck or cockpit of any vessel less than 19 feet.44 of (who cannot also be the driver of the the King County Code. Additional person on board who serves as restrictions are posted at public boat an observer. Speed limits. Washing. and other rules regarding boating activities fall under Section 12. It is illegal to water ski that more and more lakes are passing without wearing a personal additional rules regarding jet skis and floatation device. in King County follow the same basic rules. and in service. Sailboats and other non-motorized watercraft have the right of way. equipment requirements. Launch a canoe from over a dozen public access points found at King County’s smaller lakes. areas.

and trailers. and Washington where a more diverse set of uses occur (e. not back in the water. Sammamish. Reproducing by a process of fragmentation in which smaller pieces of the plant break away and grow new roots. It is now illegal in Washington state to leave a boat launch without first removing all weeds from the vessel and trailer. unless posted otherwise. Sammamish. an aggressive. The higher speed limits for these lakes should be posted at or near public access points. milfoil spreads to other waterbodies as people unknowingly transport fragments on their boats. Generally. Sawyer.Speed limits are in effect for all lakes. Small Lakes Recreation Guide 6 . Dispose of the weeds in a garbage can. non-native weed that threatens the safety of swimmers and boaters. Sailing is a popular activity on many King County lakes. remove all keeping a lookout for invasive aquatic weeds. and trailers each time the boat is pulled out of the water. and several smaller King County lakes. it now flourishes in Lake Washington. water skiing. no motor powered watercraft is allowed to operate in excess of eight miles per hour. or hydro racing). weeds from boats One of the most troubling is Eurasian watermilfoil. transportation. To prevent milfoil and other noxious weeds and invasive aquatic species from infesting new Boaters can further ensure our waters are safe for the enjoyment of all by areas. First discovered in Washington in the 1970s.g. Exceptions to this limit are specified for lakes Meridian. motors.

waiting for the next strike while a young woman casts out her line from the shore. A father and son peacefully fishing from a rowboat. Some prohibit use of electric motors as well. Non-native species pose a threat to our northwest ecosystems. trailers. Many of the County’s smaller lakes offer big fishing opportunities as well. However. Individual lake listings in this guide provide specific informaIt is advisable to check with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Please be respectful of wildlife and residents living around the lake. radios. Please leave no trash behind and be aware that there are plants and animals that can “pollute” lakes as well. Only visit the lake during hours of operation for the park or boat launch. Adhering to them helps ensure good fishing for years to come. You can also do your part to keep lakes healthy for fish and humans. Many lakes do not allow internal combustion engines. fishing regulations change often. tion about length of the fishing season. the agency that sets fishing regulations across Washington state. Bass lurking in the shallows. go to the list of resources on page 11 for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife contact information. and fishing gear from one lake to 7 Small Lakes Recreation Guide . for updates. but their home. Minimize noise—from outboard motors. It is your visit.fishing Trout rising to the surface on a late summer afternoon. To learn more. follow a few common sense rules while you are out on the lake. Use only the methods of propulsion that is permitted on the lake. It’s not just the larger lakes in King County with scenes like these. Check local regulations. In addition. Check locally. shouting. Fishing regulations are developed to maintain healthy fish populations. Aquatic weeds like milfoil can grow from tiny fragments that “hitchhike” on boats. Hours vary at different lakes. and fish species present in each lake.

please rinse it thoroughly before launching. Small Lakes Recreation Guide 8 . Also be on the lookout for invasive animal species. Another invasive animal that could become a problem might be tempting to use as bait.the next. Enjoy sunsets and fishing on King County lakes. Although not yet documented west of the Missouri River. Be sure to check your boat. In the Great Lakes region zebra mussels are responsible for clogging water intake pipes. fouling outboard motors. and rendering entire shorelines unusable because of their sharp shells. trailer. The red swamp crayfish is a native of the southeastern United States. and prey on native plant. and after you leave the water. and gear for weed fragments before you launch. please do not take live crayfish away from lakes. zebra mussels are a serious concern because of their ability to attach to almost any underwater surface and their lack of natural predators. The nuisance red swamp crawfish is present in several King County lakes. or as a meal on its own. If your boat has recently been east Many of the smaller lakes in King County have public fishing docks and piers. This small crayfish can outcompete native crayfish. To avoid further spread of this invader. of Missouri. Zebra mussels can survive many days out of the water and larval stages can survive in live bait wells. fish. and amphibian communities.

And don’t forget to look up—ospreys and eagles can nest in tall cottonwoods or broken conifers by lakes. perches near the water’s edge. isolated rocks for basking alligator lizards. and loons. It is better to watch all wildlife from a respectful distance.) Check sunny. watch for redwing blackbirds to flash their crimson wing patches. Much easier to spot are our feathered friends. From those with fur to feathers to scales. deer. but the Along the edges of reeds look for a furry brown head bobbing in the water—chances are it’s a beaver. raccoons and opossums are sometimes visible. and watch branches sticking out of the water to see if a painted turtle or red-eared slider is catching some rays. here are a few of the critters you may see when visiting King County lakes. In some cases animals become aggressive due to humans feeding them. hooded mergansers. otter. no poisonous snakes live in King County. 9 Small Lakes Recreation Guide . or muskrat. and possibly even bear or cougar. King County isn’t warm enough docks and lawns.wildlife Lakes and their surrounding shorelines and woods teem with life of all kinds. making messes and increasing nutrient inputs to lakes. few reptiles that can be found here are always a welcome sight. Around city lakes. while at the more rural lakes you may see signs from a passing coyote. Many waterfowl can be seen living on our lakes— everything from the common mallards and Canada geese to the rare and beautiful wood ducks. (Don’t worry. The belted kingfisher with its distinctive blue mohawk often Feeding ducks and geese will encourage them to hang around Around lakes with abundant cattails and other emergent plants. Look for the gentle garter snake as it slides under brush near the shoreline. for many scaly creatures.

please let dogs run loose and swim in designated areas only. toads crawl!) Peer into the water to catch a glimpse of the intermediate phase of a salamander or newt swimming around. Human food has several bad effects on wildlife. in the water. Small Lakes Recreation Guide 10 . especially waterfowl.Dogs may be our best friends. please don’t. Some are big and elegantly beautiful. yet they can clean up algae blooms like little vacuum cleaners. but they can harm wildlife. frogs. Others have an ecological importance that far outweighs their tiny size: Daphnia (waterfleas) are barely visible. While it may be tempting to feed the animals found in and near County lakes. On a playful romp in the woods Fido may step on nests. and salamanders can be found. Swimming dogs can disturb nesting and roosting sites or stir up bottom sediments. such as butterflies and dragonflies. We have more kinds of weird and wonderful invertebrates in our lakes than all other types of animals put together. Out of respect for wild critters. toads. and chase animals away from food sources. (The difference between frogs and toads? Frogs hop. You could be lucky enough to spy a red-legged frog or a western toad. affecting organisms that live In calm. knock fledglings out of bushes. shallow water with lots of reeds and rushes.

.......................... and viewing wildlife...............org Seattle Audubon .....boatwashington............................ http://www................ http://www.........................................org Rainier Audubon ..................................................rainieraudubon............gov/wdfw Washington Lakes Fishing Report ...................................gov/wdfw/viewing/wildview........htm Noxious Weeds Control Program ................htm Fishing Washington Department of Fishing and Wildlife .......seattleaudubon...........org US Department of Fish and Wildlife ... http://www....................................................gov Washington State Department of Natural Resources .....wta....... http://www...............................metrokc......yakima......pan...................gov/iac/iacboat..................................... http://washingtonlakes..............................................com Wildlife Audubon Washington ......... http://www...wa..........................wa.................. Sally Abella—Program Manager......................................... http://www................ http://www.........org Washington Boating Safety Officers Association ...... http://wa......... By collecting data on lake level.............. the Lake Stewardship staff and trained volunteers conduct ongoing water quality monitoring and stewardship efforts................gov/parks Washington State Parks ..... please contact staff members: Over 75 volunteers help collect information on the lakes of King County................................................................. If you would like more information on the Lake Stewardship program or how to become a volunteer lake monitor.......................org Washington State Boating Inspection List Required Equipment ...................... (206) 296-0516 For additional information on parks and trails in King County......org/wta Boating The Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation Motorboat Launches .htm Washington State Department of Ecology ...............resources The Small Lakes Recreation Guide is published by King County’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks Lake Stewardship staff.......htm 11 Small Lakes Recreation Guide ..................... (206) 296-8008 Katie Sauter—Volunteer Coordinator...........wa.gov/environ... http://www........................... http://www.........wa.............wa........................ we can Michael Murphy—Environmental Scientist........ water quality.. precipitation.....uscgboating....................................................................... http://www..............ecy........................... and aquatic plants..... http://www.wa....... To ensure the continued health of small lakes for public enjoyment and ecological integrity........................ http://www..............................parks....fws... (206) 296-8382 better understand how individual lakes work and how best to preserve their quality......................................gov Washington Trails Association .... alerting staff to problems and interesting events on individual lakes..........co.........audubon............................................html US Coast Guard Office of Boating Safety .......................................us/Sheriff/boatinsp.............................. Our monitors serve as the eyes and ears of the Lake Stewardship program............... fishing.......... http://www......................... http://dnr................ http://www..............................gov/dnr Parks and Trails King County Parks .......metrokc.......metrokc....wa..................... please visit the following websites: Water Quality and Other Governmental Links King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks ................................................... http://www................................. boating.................gov/wlr/lands/weeds/index............gov Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Guide to Viewing Wildlife ..

lakes lake listings Angle Beaver Bitter Boren Cottage Deep Desire Fivemile Fenwick Meridian Geneva Killarney North Pine Sawyer Spring Steel Wilderness Small Lakes Recreation Guide 12 .

The arterial curves north to become 228th Ave SE. trout King County park. For the boat launch circle the lake to East Beaver Lake Drive. The launch is on the right just before Beaver Lake Way SE. rentable lodge building tables. Fish & Wildlife ramp.4 miles. From I-5. group areas. perch.Angle DIRECTIONS: Angle Lake is located in SeaTac. open area fishing park picnic playfield trails swimming beach urban wildlife swimming wildlife viewing park hours woodland. also known as Pacific Highway S or State Route 99. take exit 17 (Front St). largemouth bass. perch. take the S 188th St exit heading west. Beaver Lake Park is on the right (south) side of the road.44 year-round park hours year-round dawn to dusk park hours park hours park hours park hours notes ramp in city park features boat launch boat regulations accessibility year-round dawn to dusk King County Code 12. toilets motors: electric OK no gas power largemouth bass. Access to Angle Lake Park is on the right (east). Turn right (north) onto International Boulevard.44 year-round year-round dawn to dusk park hours park hours park hours notes WA Dept. crappie. Go about 2 miles. kokanee City of SeaTac park. Beaver DIRECTIONS: Beaver Lake is located in Sammamish. From I-90. and go 0. wetland 13 Small Lakes Recreation Guide . group areas child play area paved and unpaved footpaths trout. shelter child play area. Turn right (east) on SE 24th St and follow to a sharp left turn. go north on E Lake Sammamish Pkwy. fishing pier tables. 10 Depth contour in feet 20 Depth contour in feet 10 50 30 10 30 50 50 30 45 30 North North 0 1000 2000 3000 feet 0 2000 4000 feet features boat launch boat regulations fishing park picnic playfield trails swimming wildlife viewing accessibility park hours King County Code 12. turn right (east) on SE 43rd Way and up the hill.

Fish & Wildlife ramp largemouth bass. take exit 175 (145th St). child play area paved path child play area.5 miles. Parking is on Linden Avenue to the north of N 130th St. Go one mile to N 130th St and turn right (west). From I-5. also known as State Route 99. fishing pier shelters tennis. past 136th Ave SE. From I-405 take exit 10 (Coal Creek Parkway). tennis court. drive west on 145th St. year-round dawn to dusk park hours park hours notes launch from shore of city park. no ramp features boat launch boat regulations accessibility year-round dawn to dusk King County Code 12. basketball. catfish pumpkinseed City of Seattle park community center fishing park picnic largemouth bass.44 year-round down to dusk year-round dawn to dusk park hours park hours park hours notes WA Dept. To reach the park. continue 0.4 miles.Bitter D IRECTIONS : Bitter Lake is located in S e attle. perch. Boren D IRECTIONS : Lake Boren is located in Newcastle. drive east for 3 miles. catfish City of Newcastle park. The boat launch is on the right (west). 10 10 20 30 20 30 Depth contour in feet North Depth contour in feet North 0 500 1000 1500 feet 0 500 1000 feet features boat launch boat regulations fishing park picnic playfield trails swimming wildlife viewing accessibility park hours King County Code 12. turn right on SE 84th (west) and drive 0. going to Linden Ave N. wetland fringe Small Lakes Recreation Guide 14 . soccer field playfield trails swimming urban wildlife wildlife viewing some wooded areas.44 year-round park hours. Turn left (south) on Aurora Ave N.

The entrance to Nolte State Park is on the left (west) at about 1. 10 Depth contour in feet 10 30 Depth contour in feet 20 25 50 70 North 30 50 North 0 1000 2000 3000 feet 0 1000 2000 3000 feet features boat launch boat regulations fishing park picnic playfield trails swimming wildlife viewing accessibility year-round King County Code 12. turn east on S 400th St (“Krain” intersection).44 year-round park hours seasonal 8 am to dusk park hours park hours park hours park hours notes launch from shore of state park. wetlands fringe 15 Small Lakes Recreation Guide .75 miles where the road meets the Veazie-Cumberland Rd. turn left (north). no ramp trout. group areas child play area. perch. no ramp motors: electric OK no gas power trout. exit at NE 195th St (Woodinville-Duvall Rd) heading east.Cottage DIRECTIONS: Cottage Lake is located east of Woodinville. ranger station tables. At approximately 1. crappie. kokanee. catfish King County park. crappie. softball loop trail around lake access from park. perch. multipurpose court footpaths pool.5 miles. Deep D IRECTIONS : Deep Lake is located southeast of Black Diamond. bass Nolte State park. biking swimming beach woodlands. The park is located on the right (south) side of the road about 3 miles from Route 522.Oct. largemouth bass. . fishing pier tables. wetland fringe features boat launch boat regulations fishing park picnic playfield trails swimming wildlife viewing accessibility park hours King County Code 12. 31 year-round dawn to dusk park hours park hours park hours park hours notes launch from shore of county park. fishing pier. From State Route 169 (Black Diamond-Enumclaw Rd). no lake swimming urban wildlife. group areas horseshoe pits. From State Route 522.44 last Saturday Apr. catfish.

exit at SE 41st. continue on. perch. Fish & Wildlife ramp. heading east for a little more than a mile. The south end of the park and the boat launch are on the east (right) side of the road.5 mile. On State Route 167 south. perch City of of Kent.44 year-round year-round dawn to dusk notes WA Dept. catfish. Fish & Wildlife ramp trout. turn left (south) on East Valley Rd. The park on the SE shoreline can be reached by boat or from the Spring Lake park entrance. pumpkinseed King County park. take exit 147 (S 272nd St). largemouth bass. turn left (east) at SE 43rd. following the road through name changes. For the boat launch. From I-5. turn left (east) on SE 184th.Desire D IRECTIONS : Lake Desire is southeast of Renton. pier motors: electric OK no gas power trout.44 year-round year-round dawn to dusk park hours park hours park hours notes WA Dept. fishing pier disc golf course boardwalks park hours extensive system through Spring Lake Park trails swimming extensive woodland. turn left (north) onto 172nd Ave SE. access by boat or Spring Lake Park features boat launch boat regulations fishing park picnic playfield accessibility year-round dawn to dusk King County Code 12. 10 20 Fenwick DIRECTIONS: Fenwick is located in Kent. 10 20 30 Depth contour in feet Depth contour in feet North North 20 0 1000 2000 3000 feet 0 1000 2000 3000 feet features boat launch boat regulations fishing park picnic playfield trails swimming wildlife viewing accessibility year-round dawn to dusk King County Code 12. follow to W Lake Desire Dr. largemout bass. wetland fringe wildlife viewing woodland. toilet. wetland fringe Small Lakes Recreation Guide 16 . Turn left at Lake Fenwick Rd S and head north for 0. Petrovitsky Park (no lake access) is on the left (north) beyond 162nd Pl SE.

soccer open field small woodland. 31 year-round dawn to dusk park hours park hours notes WA Dept. exit at Weyerhaeuser Way. Fish & Wildlife ramp largemouth bass King County park. Geneva D IRECTIONS : Lake Geneva is located southwest of Auburn. . The boat launch is on the left. take exit 143 (S 320th St).Fivemile DIRECTIONS: Fivemile Lake is located southwest of Auburn. follow the S 344th as the arterial goes east to Military Rd. heading east to Military Road S. largemouth bass King County park. From I-5. For Lake Geneva Park. tennis boardwalk. nearby wetland fishing park picnic playfield trails swimming wildlife viewing trout. The park is located on the right (west) side of the road. wetland fringe 17 Small Lakes Recreation Guide . fishing pier group areas.Oct. turn right and see the park. Head south. no ramp features boat launch boat regulations accessibility seasonal dawn to dusk King County Code 12. but parking is on the right at Lake Killarney access. turn right (south) onto 38th Ave S. From I-5 north take exit 142B (Highway 18) east. shelter child play area..44 year-round park hours year-round dawn to dusk park hours park hours courts park hours park hours notes launch from shore of county park. Depth contour in feet 10 20 30 Depth contour in feet 10 30 20 30 40 North North 0 500 1000 1500 feet 0 500 1000 1500 feet features boat launch boat regulations fishing park picnic playfield trails swimming wildlife viewing accessibility park hours King County Code 12. turn right (south) on to S 344th St.44 last Saturday Apr. fishing pier group areas child play area. turn right (south) and follow Military Road about 3 miles. foot paths swimming beach small wooded area. turning left at S 344th (east).

44 year-round year-round dawn to dusk park hours park hours park hours park hours notes WA Dept. For the boat launch. trout. exit at State Route 516 (Kent-Kangley Rd). Exit onto Weyerhaeuser Way heading south (right). take exit 142B (Highway 18) going east. 5 10 13 10 Depth contour in feet 50 90 13 North North 10 5 0 1000 2000 3000 feet 0 2000 4000 feet features boat launch boat regulations fishing park picnic playfield trails swimming wildlife viewing accessibility year-round dawn to dusk King County Code 12. turn right (south) onto 38th Ave S. limited parking tables features boat launch boat regulations fishing park picnic playfield accessibility year-round dawn to dusk King County Code 12. Fish & Wildlife and County ramp motors: electric OK no gas power largemouth bass. open area paved walkways swimming beach urban wildlife and wetland fringe wetland walk trails swimming park hours urban wildlife and wetland fringe wildlife viewing Small Lakes Recreation Guide 18 . catfish City of Kent park. pumpkinseed. continue past the park entrance. The park is on the left (west). heading west. The entrance is on the south corner of the road bend. around the bend in the road. Turn right (north) on 152nd Way SE. From Highway 18 East. fishing pier group areas child play area. perch.44 year-round year-round dawn to dusk park hours notes WA Dept. From I-5. perch. The park is reached by continuing south on Weyerhaeuser Way to a sharp bend west at 349th. turn left (east) onto S 344th Way. catfish City of Federal Way park. Depth contour in feet Meridian D IRECTIONS : Lake Meridian is located in Kent. and it is on the left (west). Fish & Wildlife ramp. The boat launch is on the right (Geneva boat launch on left). difficult in summer motors: electric OK no gas power largemouth bass.Killarney D IRECTIONS : Lake Killarney is located southwest of Auburn.

Fish & Wildlife ramp. The arterial curves north to become 228th Ave SE. . largemouth bass. baseball.5miles. pumpkinseed City of Sammamish park. toilet. The boat launch is about 0.North D IRECTIONS : North Lake is located near Federal Way.Oct.44 last Saturday Apr. Turn left (west) at SE 24th St. on the left (east) side with ample parking. The boat launch is in the park. Turn right on SE 43rd Way going east up the hill. largemouth bass features boat launch boat regulations fishing park picnic playfield accessibility park hours King County Code 12. 31 year-round park hours park hours notes narrow ramp in city park trout. which will take you into the park. heading north on E Lake Sammamish Parkway about 2 miles. A fisherman’s path to the south provides access to a trail maintained by Weyerhaeuser along the west shoreline of the lake. From I-90. take exit 143 (S 320th St). heading east Turn right (south) on Weyerhaeuser Way S. Pine Pine D IRECTIONS : Lake is located in Sammamish. Depth contour in feet Depth contour in feet 20 30 20 10 30 34 10 35 North 15 North 0 1000 2000 3000 feet 0 1000 2000 3000 feet features boat launch boat regulations fishing park picnic playfield trails swimming wildlife viewing accessibility seasonal dawn to dusk King County Code 12. pier motors: electric OK no gas power trout. From I-5.44 last Saturday Aprl .Oct. take exit 17. 31 notes WA Dept. fishing pier group areas child play area. horseshoe park hours fishermen’s path trails swimming park hours swimming beach tree and thicket areas nearby woodland and wetland areas wildlife viewing 19 Small Lakes Recreation Guide . tennis.

bass. turning to south) about 1 mile to SE 183rd. toilet motors: electric OK no gas power largemouth bass. turn right and follow the road to Lake Sawyer Park. The boat launch is by the park. Fish & Wildlife ramp.44 year-round year-round dawn to dusk notes WA Dept. Turn right. trout. pumpkinseed City of Black Diamond park a few tables features boat launch boat regulations fishing park picnic playfield trails swimming accessibility year-round dawn to dusk King County Code 12. Turn right on Roberts Dr (west) and go about 1. The boat launch is to the left (east) at the park. Trails lead through the park to a shoreline on Lake Desire as well. Depth contour in feet Depth contour in feet 10 30 50 50 10 30 20 North North 0 2000 4000 6000 feet 0 1000 2000 3000 feet features boat launch boat regulations fishing park picnic playfield trails swimming wildlife viewing accessibility park hours King County Code 12. From I-405. catfish King County park park hours extensive system urban wildlife. Turn right and follow arterial to a sharp left turn (SE 296th St).25 miles to Lake Sawyer Rd SE. From I-405.44 year-round year-round dawn to dusk park hours notes ramp in city park motors: electric OK no gas power perch. going around the lake until the road ends at the park entrance. take State Route 169 (Maple Valley Hwy) east to 196th Ave SE.Sawyer D IRECTIONS : Lake Sawyer is located in Black Diamond. perch. At the curve. thickets wildlife viewing excellent woodland and wetlands Small Lakes Recreation Guide 20 . catfish kokanee. take State Route 169 (Maple Valley Hwy) east to Black Diamond. Spring D IRECTIONS : Spring Lake is located northwest of Maple Valley. Turn right (west) and take the right fork. going up the hill (west. trout.

44 last Saturday Apr. turn left (east) and follow the arterial to the park entrance. The boat launch is in the park. kokanee King County park. left (west) on 312th St S. take exit 143 (S 320th). The boat launch is at the end of the road. take the SE 232nd St exit. From I-5.3 miles to Witte Rd. no ramp motors: electric OK no gas power largemouth bass.Steel DIRECTIONS: Steel Lake is located in Federal Way. baseball soccer. going 0. Depth contour in feet 10 20 30 Depth contour in feet 10 20 24 North North 0 1000 2000 feet 0 1000 2000 feet features boat launch boat regulations fishing park picnic playfield trails swimming wildlife viewing accessibility park hours King County Code 12. drive approximately 1 mile to SE 248th St. Turn right (south). horseshoe. fishing pier. volleyball. Turn right (south). stream corridor 21 Small Lakes Recreation Guide . group areas child play area. From Hwy 18. trout City of Federal Way park group areas child play area. community center shelter. and into Steel Lake Park.Oct 31 year-round dawn to dusk park hours park hours notes WA Dept.Oct 31 year-round dawn to dusk park hours notes launch from shore of city park. and take a right (east) on S 317th St. tennis foot paths park hours swimming beach urban wildlife swimming wildlife viewing park hours swimming beach wooded area. . heading west.44 last Saturday Apr. Wilderness DIRECTIONS: Lake Wilderness is located in Maple Valley. perch. Turn right (north) on 23rd Ave S. basketball features boat launch boat regulations fishing park picnic playfield trails accessibility seasonal dawn to dusk King County Code 12. wetland fringe. Fish & Wildlife and County ramp motors: electric OK no gas power largemouth bass. . heading east to State Route 169 (Maple Valley Hwy). left (south) on 28th Ave S. trout.

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