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Washington State Parks

USA Parks
Olympic & Kitsap Peninsulas Region
Anderson Lake State Park
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It is always a great day for a picnic in the park.
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Anderson Lake State Park is a remote marine day-use park of cedar, fir and alder forest mixed with freshwater marshes. Surrounded by 410 wooded and wetland acres, the park slopes down to the 70-acre Anderson Lake and abounds with birds and wildlife. This remote, forested day-use park is surrounded by 410 wooded and wetland acres. Set on a lake, the park is abundant with fish, birds and wildlife.
Nature of the Area
The park combines freshwater marshes with cedar, fir and alder forests.
History of the Area
Prior to becoming a state park, Anderson Lake was owned by William F. Anderson, who used the land around it to graze his cattle. Curiously, the lake was not named for him or anyone in his family. William Anderson purchased the property in 1947 from Amanda Anderson, who, though not a relative, shared his last name. Anderson Lake was named for one of her ancestors.
Watercraft launch site reopens the last Saturday in April.

There is one boat ramp (for boats with electric motors only). Be advised lake water is 25 feet at its deepest spot.

A daily permit is available for watercraft launching at the park.
The park is open seasonally for lowland fishing of trout (last Saturday in April to August 31). Catch and release only is permitted September through October.

Anderson Lake State Park is located near Port Townsend, Sequim and Bothell

The park has several picnic tables along the lake shore. No public water is available. Two vault toilets and equestrian trailer parking with hitching posts are avaliable within the park.
Area Attractions
The park is open seasonally for lowland fishing of trout last Saturday in April to August 31. Catch and release only is permitted September through October.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
March 25 Water quality?? by Matu421
What is up with this lake? I have been a resident of Jefferson county for over 30 years and it has been the since the state took over that the water quality has taken a nose dive!! Why is no one doing anything about it? I know that there are natural ways to deal with the issues in that lake, not to mention the aerator! Here is a natural way to deal with the milfoil in the lake; . May be the state should turn it back over to a private owner who will do what needs to be done there! Then maybe I would be willing to spend money to fish there, I miss this lake, but will not take my family there until something gets done!
September 14 nice place for a short day ride/hike
The trails are nice, parking is nice,good place for a beginner horse rider as the trails are easy to navigate and the scenery was nice.
November 2 algae bloom
Wondering if the lake will open next April. Has been closed for a long time. Thank you. Anderson Lake in Jefferson County
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Located on the Olympic Peninsula, eight miles south of Port Townsend, Wash. in Jefferson County.

From Port Townsend:Take SR 20 south for 6.7 miles, then turn east on Anderson Lake Rd. Proceed 1.1 miles to park entrance.

From Hwy. 101 heading north:At Discovery Bay, turn right onto Hwy. 20. Go 3.7 miles to Anderson Lake Rd., and turn right. Follow this road for 1.1 miles, and turn left into park entrance.


Washington State Parks