Pack up the kids and a picnic lunch and spend a day at Anderson Lake State Park. Located 20 minutes from Port Townsend on the Northeastern Olympic Peninsula, Anderson Lake combines a cedar, fir and alder forest with freshwater marshes.
Anderson Lake is one of the few parks in the area to offer equestrian and bike trails, which slope down to a lake teeming with birds and wildlife. Non-motorized boating is allowed, though the lake is closed to all water activity due to recurring toxic algae issues. Check this wepage for current alerts regarding lake closures.
In May, 1966 the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission entered into agreement with property owner William F. Anderson, to purchase 410 acres surrounding Anderson Lake. The purchase was finalized in a ceremony on July 21, 1969. Anderson Lake is not named for William F. Anderson, but rather a relative of Amanda Anderson, a previous owner of the property with no relation to William F.