Lakes in Washington

Jump into Washington state, where the water's always fine. Whether you're vacationing on the Pacific shoreline or fishing the state's rivers for wild salmon and trophy-size sturgeon, Washington has lots to offer. Lake enthusiasts will particularly appreciate the state's reservoirs and lakes, which are well stocked with a variety of species.

Notable bodies of water include Lake Crescent, Lake Ozette and Lake Chelan. Crescent and Ozette are both located in the Olympic Peninsula's Olympic National Park. Crescent offers trout fishing, nearby picnicking and hiking areas, boat launches and boat rentals. Like Lake Crescent, Lake Ozette is a large lake - the third largest in Washington! It's also ideal for boaters, and camping opportunities lie nearby. Lake Chelan in northern Washington is the state's largest natural lake and the third deepest lake in the USA. In fact, the name "Chelan" comes from the Salish Indian word that means "deep water."

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Featured lakes in Washington

Lake Cushman

Lake Cushman is located in Mason County. This lake is a popular spot for hiking, boating, kayaking and fishing. Visitors will find several resorts and rental cabins along the lake. This lake is noted for its gorgeous crystal clear water.

Lake Sammamish

Lake Sammamish is located about 8 miles east of Seattle. This lake and its surroundings offer plenty of activities. Marymoor Park, Lake Sammamish State Park and Eagle Lake Sammamish Trail are located close to this lake. Main activities on the lake are water skiing, wakeboarding, tubing and jet skiing.

Lake Shannon

Lake Shannon is within close proximity of North Cascades National Park. Activities on this lake include swimming, boating and water skiing. This lake is open for fishing from the end of April till the end of October.


Popular Washington lakes

Baker Lake
Bumping Lake
Chester Morse Lake
Cle ElumLake
Conconully Reservoir
Deer Lake
Kachess Lake
Keechelus Lake
Lake Chelan
Lake Cushman
Lake Sammamish
Lake Shannon
Lake Tapps
Lenore Lake
Liberty Lake
Mayfield Lake
Moses Lake
Omak Lake
Ozette Lake
Palmer Lake
Potholes Reservoir
Riffe Lake
Rimrock Lake
Silver Lake
Sprague Lake
Sullivan Lake
Thomas Lake
Vancouver Lake


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