Whistle Lake Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This gorgeous former city watershed has become the Anacortes Community Forest Lands. Because it has been protected for decades, Whistle Lake and its network of forest trails have a quiet woodland beauty. Children will think that the lake, seen from several overlooks, is like a wilderness fjord, with its rocky cliffs, steep island, and forested shoreline.
The wonder is that because of the low elevation, this area can be enjoyed at any time of year. With life vests, younger children can safely play on the steep shore or swim in the deep lake. The day we were there a platoon of small, happy children were all swimming and splashing, wearing life vests."