Riffe Lake

Mossyrock Dam

Riffe Lake by any other name would still be a fantastic recreational spot. The name confusion for this man-made reservoir in the Seattle and Puget Sound region is because since opening in 1968, it has had two name changes. Originally…

Barclay Lake

Towering Mountains

Barclay Lake plays a larger part in the recreational opportunities of the Seattle and Puget Sound region of Washington than its size would indicate. Just over 10 acres in size, Barclay Lake is the destination of one of the most…

Florence Lake

Anderson Island Ferry

Florence Lake is special to Seattle and Puget Sound residents. Local tribes were familiar with Anderson Island long before its ‘official’ discovery in 1841. Anderson Island has served as farm land, retirement getaway, and now residential neighborhood to hundreds of…

Lake Tapps

Lake Tapps Feeder Canal.

Located in the populous Seattle and Puget Sound Region of Washington, Lake Tapps delivers water supply, recreation and sound fish ecology to residents in the surrounding area. Although a man-made reservoir, there was an original Lake Tapps, much smaller and…

Lake Union

SeattleView from Lake Union

Surrounded by four vibrant urban neighborhoods, Lake Union sits in the heart of Seattle, Washington. From orcas playing in Puget Sound to sea kayakers paddling inland waterways, Seattle is closely tied to the sea and lakes with Lake Union uniting…

Lake Morton

Spring Rain Lake Morton WA

Lake Morton is a small wilderness haven with city amenities nearby, located about 30 miles southeast of Seattle in King County. With snow-capped Mt. Rainier set in the backdrop, Lake Morton looks like the perfect subject for an artist’s canvass.…

Josephine Lake

Lake Josephine Shoreline

Located on the east side of Anderson Island, Josephine Lake is a residential paradise. Anderson is a large island located in Puget Sound, a waterway with numerous channels and branches. Anderson Island and Josephine Lake have a rich history which…

Mayfield Lake

Sailing on Mayfield Lake

Mayfield Lake is cradled in the foothills of the Cascades in Lewis County, Washington. This 2,200-acre reservoir is conveniently located close to Mount St. Helens (about 60 miles southeast of the lake), Olympia and the Puget Sound (60 miles northwest),…

Wildcat Lake WA

Wildcat Lake can be found in the state of Washington’s Seattle and Puget Sound tourism region. It has a surface area of 120 acres and an average depth of 18 feet. This unusually crystal clear body of water drains into…

Horseshoe Lake WA

One of three lakes in Washington state of the same name, Kitsap County’s Horseshoe Lake is the tiniest – and arguably the most beautiful – of them all. The lake is located southeast of the Bremerton National Airport, across Puget…

Kitsap Lake

One of 101 lakes in Kitsap County, Washington, Kitsap Lake is conveniently located just three miles west of the city of Bremerton. This lake, which is considered a part of the Seattle and Puget Sound tourism region, boasts a maximum…

Lake Sammamish

Sunset Over Lake Sammamish

At just under 5,000 acres, Lake Sammamish is one of the major recreational lakes in the state. The lake provides activities for fishermen, boaters, jet skiers, water skiers, swimmers, picnickers, and those just wanting to enjoy the scenery. Lake Sammamish…

American Lake

Mt. Ranier View from American Lake

Less than three miles inland from Puget Sound, American Lake is one of the lesser known vacation destinations in Washington’s Seattle-King County Region. Lovely American Lake is often bypassed for the grandeur of Puget Sound. Little do visitors know what…

Lake Washington WA

Sailing on Lake Washington

Lake Washington has the distinction of being the second largest natural lake in the state of Washington. This glacial lake is long and narrow, a “ribbon lake” that is approximately 15 miles long. Lake Washington is fed primarily by the…