Anderson Lake State Park

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Anderson Lake State Park

Washington

(360) 902-8844

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Overview

Anderson Lake State Park is a remote marine day-use park of cedar, fir and alder forest mixed with freshwater marshes. The Park is located on the Quimper Peninsula in Jefferson County, Washington. It's surrounded by 410 wooded and wetland acres, the park slopes down to the 70-acre Anderson Lake and abounds with birds and wildlife. Available activities include hiking, mountain biking, boating, picnicking, horseback riding, fishing, and birdwatching. 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. Visitors who wish to know the lake's status before visiting can call the main park, Fort Flagler, (360) 385-1259 for information.

Map of Anderson Lake (WA)

Latitude, Longitude: 48.020163, -122.804206

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Activities

  • Boating

    Watercraft launch site re-opens 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. Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.

  • Bicycling

    3.4 miles of bicycle trails are available.

  • Fishing

    Freshwater fishing is available.

  • Hiking

    4.4 miles of hiking trails are available.

  • Picnicking

    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.

Seasonality/Weather

Due to very high levels of toxin concentrations, Anderson Lake is closed to fishing and swimming. The park remains open for all other recreation such as biking, hiking, horseback riding and picnicking. Visitors who wish to know the lake's status before visiting can call the main park, Fort Flagler, (360) 385-1259 for information. Jefferson County Public Health Department staff will continue to monitor the lake for toxins. Savage Memorial Trail at Anderson Lake State Park is closed to equestrian use due to trail conditions. Park hours/updates: Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk. Winter: Closed Nov. 1, re-opens April 26. Watercraft launch opens April 24.

Directions

Driving

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.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(360) 902-8844

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