Whether you come for the fishing, or waterskiing is more your thing, one thing is certain - Lake Sammamish packs quite a punch when it comes to summertime activities. This 8-mile long lake located east of Seattle is a popular spot for all sorts of water sports, including jet-skiing, boating, kayaking, swimming, and much more. The north end of the lake even offers a public slalom course for waterskiing that runs west to east.
Lake Sammamish is bordered by Marymoor Park at the lake's north end, Lake Sammamish State Park at its south end, and the East Lake Sammamish Trail which runs the entire length of the lake. The trail offers good fishing spots for anglers as it makes the entire lake area accessible.
A wide variety of annual events take place at Lake Sammamish, including the Tastin' and Racin' festival every June featuring hydroplane races on the lake, and various triathlons throughout the summer. Most of these events are based out of Lake Sammamish State Park which has a $10 entrance fee - you can buy the Discover Pass for $30 instead, which will get you into any state park for a whole year.
Lake Sammamish Access Points:
- Lake Sammamish State Park - 2000 NW Sammamish Rd, Issaquah, WA 98027
- Marymoor Park - 6046 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond, WA 98052
- Idylwood Park - 35 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond, WA