Lake Washington, Seattle

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This huge freshwater ribbon lake was sculpted into existence by ancient glaciers. Surrounded by townships on all sides, fed by Cedar River, the lake is 88 square kilometres in size. The lake's muddy bottom meant that it was impossible to build a regular suspension bridge to cross it; thus, it holds the distinction of having the world first, second and fifth longest floating bridges. There are a lot of things to do at that lake:

From Warren G. Magnuson Park and Golden Gardens Park, you can swim in the waters

Various cruise and tour companies will take you out into the lake on a boat

Fishing is rich at the lake, with catches such as trouts, bass and salmon. Fishing access points from various different towns are at Kenmore, Magnuson Park, Gene Coulon Park, Rainier Beach Park, Waverly Park, Marina Park, Old Ship Museum Park, Gene Coulon Memorial Park, and Luther Burbank Park.

Water Sports activities are highly popular, led by experienced guides. These include jetskis and flyboarding.

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Lake Washington Information

  • Fishes in the lake are apparently contaminated with PCB. Do not eat them.

How To reach Lake Washington by Public Transport

  • Drive or take public transport to anyone of the access points mentioned above.

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  • Beautiful lake but usually overcrowded during summer. In other season it's pretty cool.

  • Is there a better lake in Washington than lake Washington? Probably not. We even accidently treaspased into Bill Gates back yard on kayaks.... Took a minute to realize that that's the richest man in the world lives there.

  • Our freshwater lake has many small parks and has unusual features. Seward Park is the best park. It's a peninsula with old growth forests. I rarely go east or north so I won't review there. I like Leschi, Frink and Colman Parks because I don't drive a car anymore and the only bus is the Yesler bus going there, #27. Other buses go to Madrona and Madison Parks. Being an elderly pedestrian is difficult to go up these parks however. Seattle is a hilly place.Lake Washington has long floating bridges with a lookout spot . Hydroplane races have big crowds at the Southwest end of the lake during Summer Seafair every year. Madison and Leschi Park has nice places to eat and shop. I once saw eight big turtles sunning near a marina dock.

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  • Very nice

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