Lake Stevens

Lake Stevens is located six miles east of Everett and is partially in the city of Lake Stevens. Lake Stevens is the largest natural lake in the county at 1012.7 acres. The lake is also the deepest, with a maximum depth of 150 feet and an average depth of 63 feet.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Boat Launch
  • Boating (Motorized)
  • Fishing
  • Parking
  • Swim Area (No Lifeguard)
  • Water Skiing
Recreational uses of the lake include fishing, swimming, boating, and skiing. Two County parks, Willard Wyatt Park and Sunset Park, and three City of Lake Steven parks provide public access to Lake Stevens. Boats can be launched at Wyatt Park and the City boat launch. For more information see the Snohomish County Code Title 12 and the Parks and Recreation Boating Regulations.

Fishing Information

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) maintains informational pages for each lake in Washington that include: fish stocking schedules, fishing prospect calendars, and boat launch information.

Lake Health and Additional Resources

As part of Snohomish County's Lake Management Program, Snohomish County and the City of Lake Stevens have the health of lake since 1990. Summary reports are available below. You may also view the Lake Stevens Lake Restoration page for a detailed history of efforts to improve lake health.  

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In-Depth Health Report

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For a complete history of Lake Stevens reports and analysis please refer to the reports on the sidebar.  


View maps of Lake Stevens and the surrounding area, including the location of public access sites.

Watershed Map
Area that drains to the lake

Bathymetry Map
Depth contours of the lake

Aerial Bathymetry Map
Depth contours of the lake with satellite images
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Connect with Your Lake Community

Lake Stevens does not have a formal lake association. However, you may be able to connect with other lake area residents by looking for a Lake Stevens community group on NextDoor or Facebook.