Anderson Lake

Chimacum, Washington 98325

Anderson Lake

Anderson Lake Professional Review and Guide

"Set in a quiet valley just 1 mile east of Discovery Bay, Anderson Lake is a peaceful body of water teeming with fish and wildlife. Once the centerpiece to farmland owned by William F. Anderson, the 70-acre lake and surrounding fields and forest are now part of a 476-acre state park. Hike well-maintained and lightly used trails through the old homestead and around the lake within this pastoral park.

More than 8 miles of trails traverse this lovely park. A good introduction is the easy 2.3-mile hike around Anderson Lake. Start by walking 0.3 mile down the gravel access road through rolling pasture to a trail crossing. The trail heading right is the Olympic (C) Trail, a 1.1-mile rolling woodland romp that eventually leads back to the trailhead when linked with the Anderson (B) Trail."

Anderson Lake Reviews

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8/1/2010
I was planning on doing this hike, but checked with the WA State Parks & Rec folks. Right now the Lake is CLOSED for any water activities due to an algae bloom (http://www.jeffersoncountypublichealth.org/index.php?lake-water-quality) which will KILL your dog and harm people if the water's ingested. It's a beautiful area, though. Please check the parks & rec site before visiting.
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1/17/2008
Although there was snow on the ground and thick ice on the lake, it was a nice, easy, family hike. Flat, not very strenuous. Lots of Bald Eagles perched all around the lake. Very quiet.
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Trail Information

Chimacum
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
2.3 miles
Distance
50 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Technical Difficulty
Easy
Physical Difficulty
Easy
Skill Level
Park closed Nov–Apr, park at gate (do not block)
Season
Wildflowers
Features
Anderson Lake State Park, administered by Fort Flagler State Park
Local Contacts
Online at Washington State Parks
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018