Your Summer Guide to Lake Washington

Posted on: June 9, 2021

Summer is in season! As the weather around the Sound continues to warm up we’re all looking for ways to cool off. Did you know that King County is home to Washington’s second-largest natural lake? Fed by the Sammamish River, Lake Washington boasts stunning freshwaters. Perfectly situated between Seattle and Bellevue, there’s plenty to do on the shores of Lake Washington.  


Lake Washington boasts fantastic fishing opportunities with a variety of piers and dozens of different types of fish. Among the most popular are Coastal Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Yellow Perch, as well as Chinook, Coho, and Sockey Salmon. If you’re looking for a spot to drop your line on Lake Washington without heading out on the water, you’re in luck! Lake Washington boasts 29 public fishing piers.

Public Fishing Piers on Lake Washington ⟶ 


If you’re looking to head out on the water there are plenty of vantage points and ways to do so. Take your Kayak to the shores of Magnuson Park and launch into the water, or retrieve your boat from dry storage and head over to one of the ten access points to set your ship to sail.

Boat Launches on Lake Washington ⟶



Your boat is likely not the only thing that will need refueling during your day on the water! From Bellevue to Seattle, there are a variety of amazing restaurants that dot the shores of Lake Washington.


BluWater Bistro Leschi ⟶

Drae's Lake Route Eatery ⟶

Pizzeria Pulcinella ⟶

Where Ya At Matt ⟶

The Stonehouse Cafe ⟶

Bellevue & Eastside

The Lakehouse ⟶ 

BeachHouse Bar + Grill ⟶ 

Bottle & Bull ⟶

Beach Cafe ⟶ 



Take a break from the water to venture through the Pacific Northwest’s classic trail systems. With scenery ranging from beach shores to wooded trails, there’s an option for every preference. 


Burke Gilman Trail  ⟶

Frink Park ⟶ 

Seward Park ⟶ 

Taylor River & Otter Falls ⟶

Foster Point Trail ⟶ 


Bellevue & Eastside 

Denny Creek Trailhead ⟶ 

Juanita Bay Park ⟶ 

May Creek Trail ⟶ 


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