Anderson Lake State Park

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.

Park features

Anderson State Park Lake is a day-use park encompassing 476 acres with 8250 feet of freshwater shoreline on the 70-acre lake, which abounds with birds and wildlife.

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  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. History
  4. Maps
ADA Amenities/Facilities
  • Hiking trail
Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
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 available within the park.

  • 8 miles of hiking trails
  • 7 miles of bike trails
  • 5 miles of equestrian trails
Water Activities & Features
  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Boat ramp
  • Freshwater fishing
Other Activities & Features
  • Bird Watching
Additional Information
  • The park is open seasonally for lowland fishing of trout, fourth Saturday in April - August 31. Catch and release only is permitted September - October.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.