Visitors to our region have access to lakes, rivers, and miles of Puget Sound shoreline.
Just about every water sport imaginable is here for visitors to enjoy. Boating, water skiing, wind surfing, jet skiing, kayaking, and swimming are a few favorite ways to play in the water in and around Lynnwood. Here is a sample of the water sport activities near Lynnwood.
Enjoy a renown underwater park at Edmonds Beach! The Park includes more than 27 acres of tide and bottom lands, approximately half of which have been developed with features and trails for divers.
50 Railroad Ave Edmonds, WA 98020 | Website
Four major river systems, (the Skykomish, Snohomish, Sauk, and Stillaguamish), make Snohomish County one of the most popular rafting spots in the Northwest. Several local rafting companies offer exhilarating whitewater day and overnight trips as well as tamer eagle float trips.
There are hundreds of lakes in nearby mountains. Rainbow trout are stocked in Blackman’s and Panther Lakes, located a few miles from the town of Snohomish. There is fair fishing for rainbows and cutthroat in Spada Lake, a 750-acre lake created by a dam on the Sultan River.
Explore the waterways and wildlife by kayak. There are many outdoor specialists in the area offering kayak rentals and guided tours. Ebey Island estuary wetlands reserves has sloughs and rivers to get you close to wildlife.
Olympic Beach & Fishing Pier located at Railroad Avenue and Dayton Street in Edmonds is dedicated to the area’s many Olympic champions. The fishing pier was the first public saltwater fishing pier in the state and is open year around.
There’s always fishing action in the sparkling blue waters of Puget Sound. You can fish for king, silver, and blackmouth salmon almost year-round. Many charter fishing guides will be happy to take you out for salmon fishing, plus crabbing and shrimping.
Lake Stevens is the largest lake in Snohomish county and offers 8 miles of shoreline, including sandy beaches and public boat launches. Swimming, boating, fishing and golfing also await outdoor enthusiasts at Lake Ballinger. This 50-acre park complex is a favorite spot for windsurfers and canoe paddlers.
Lake Washington, in King County, has a number of beaches and parks along its banks. Lake Union is a favorite for sailors, wind surfing, and kayaking.