Lake Health and Recreation

Recreational Opportunities

Snohomish County lakes provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities. View a summary of opportunities here, or view information for a specific lake under Individual Lake Resources below.


For more information on local fishing regulations, stocking, and boat launch access sites, search for your local lake on Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's Lowland Lakes webpage. You can also view a map of all WDFW boat launches here.

For more information on Snohomish County parks, including camping and reservations, visit Park, Recreation & Tourism.  

Ketchum kayak race

Lake Health

Since 1992, Snohomish County Surface Water Management (SWM) has worked with citizen volunteers to monitor lake water quality across approximately 40 lowland lakes. 

Lake health report cards and in-depth State of the Lakes Reports can be found by clicking on individual lakes below. Annual update reports are provided for each lake as new monitoring data becomes available. 

Additionally, information on current and historical lake water quality can be found online on SWM’s interactive Water Quality Database.