Gazzam Lake Nature Preserve

Poulsbo, Washington 98370

Gazzam Lake Nature Preserve

Gazzam Lake Nature Preserve Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Go for a short leisurely walk or an all-day jaunt in this 440-acre preserve, which includes a 13-acre undeveloped lake, mature forest, and secluded beach on Port Orchard Narrows. The largest protected tract and second largest undeveloped area on the island, this heavily forested property is traversed by 4 miles of well-developed trails, with new ones in the works.

Through bond sales, grants, donations, and support from the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, the Gazzam Lake Nature Preserve continues to grow. And through the help of dedicated volunteers, the preserve’s trail system continues to grow as well."

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Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades (The Mountaineers Books)
Joan Burton
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"A large glacial tarn on south Bainbridge, filling in with reeds, water lilies, and ducks, will charm and attract children. It is part of an island park that offers a network of trails in island second-growth and open space. The best trail in the park links to a recent 64-acre addition, the Close Property, on Port Orchard Bay on the island’s west side. This means children can walk both the 550 feet of beach waterfront and/ or the peaceful forested trail to the lake. The park was named for W. L. Gazzam, an influential landowner in 1916. Tell the kids that at one time, the Puget Sound Glacier covered all of Bainbridge and scoured out this lakebed, leaving large boulders in other places as reminders that it had passed this way. The same glacier set the shape of the sound itself." Read more

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Trail Information

Nearby City
400 feet
Elevation Gain
Several options
Trail Type
Skill Level
4-5.5 hours
Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District,
Local Contacts
Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District,
Local Maps

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Dec 2018