Why is Lake Wilderness closed?

— Officials with King County closed Lake Wilderness Beach in Maple Valley after high levels of bacteria were found in the water. On Monday, the water was tested, and health officials closed the park for swimming, wading and other water activities.

Is Lake Wilderness safe to swim in?

Echo Lake, Lake Wilderness, and Lake Jeane Toxic Algae Blooms. People and pets should not swim in these lakes, drink lake water, or engage in other water-contact activities. Visit the Northwest Toxic Algae website for more information.

Is Lake Wilderness Park dog friendly?

It has everything you could want in a park. Beautiful views of a quiet lake, miles of walking trails, swimming in the summer, fishing, a baseball field, tennis courts and the list goes on. Most important to us though, it’s incredibly dog friendly!

Where is Lake Wilderness in Washington State?

Maple Valley
King County, Washington Lake Wilderness is located in south King County within the City of Maple Valley. The lake is 67 acres in size with a mean depth of 21 feet; and with a maximum depth 38 feet.

Is Greenlake open for swimming?

Despite its reputation, Green Lake is clean and safe for swimmers, according to routine testing by King County. Green Lake beaches, scientists say, often have lower bacteria levels than the beaches of Lake Washington, its seemingly fresher and larger aquatic counterpart.

Are there leeches in Lake Wilderness?

More than 65 species of leeches are found in the U.S. Three of those species were found in a recent leech hunt in Lake Wilderness. Two of the species found (Helobdella stagnalis and Helobdella triserialis) are snail leeches, feeding on many kinds of snails.

Is Lake Washington dirty?

Lake Washington was heavily contaminated by untreated sewage until extensive pollution controls by the city of Seattle. In the 1950s, an estimated 20 million gallons per day of sewage effluent entered Lake Washington from Seattle and other communities surrounding the Lake.

Can you kayak at Lake Wilderness?

Lake Wilderness is a great spot for Ten Trails residents who would like to enjoy a nearby place for an early-morning paddle.

Is Lake Sawyer man made?

Lake Sawyer is the fourth largest natural lake in King County with a surface area of 286.1 acres. The lake is located in Black Diamond, within the Big Soos Creek Basin of the Green River Watershed. The City of Black Diamond annexed the lake and surrounding homes in 1998.

What kind of fish is in Lake Wilderness?

The primary fishing opportunities include stocked Rainbow Trout, Kokanee, and resident Largemouth Bass.

Has there ever been a shark in Lake Washington?

Bull Shark was seen in Lake Washington near the Lake Forest Park Civic Club. Cutty Briar, Washington Department of Fish and Game says, Bull Sharks are known to be able to swim between salt and fresh water. Although they are able to swim in fresh water typic…

When is Lake Wilderness Park in Maple Valley WA?

The City of Maple Valley is currently taking private park use reservations for Lake Wilderness Park. Reservations will be accepted exclusively online for use from June 15 – September 30. Park picnic sites and picnic shelters only will be available to reserve.

Where to go on Lake Wilderness in Washington?

The WDFW access has a shallow, gravel boat ramp best suited for car-toppers and inflatable watercraft. Ample bank access is available at Lake Wilderness Park (City of Maple Valley) on the northwest shore.

Are there boat rentals in Maple Valley WA?

The City of Maple Valley is pleased to be offering boat rentals on beautiful Lake Wilderness during the summer. Renters will have the option of 5 different types of boats/boards to check out. Whether you’re looking to have some family fun on the lake, exercise, or to simply enjoy exploring the shoreline, we have a way for you to do it.

How big is Lake Wilderness Park in WA?

At 117 acres, Lake Wilderness Park is a large regional park with lots of prime shoreline, preserved forestland, and meandering pathways. Running through the middle of Lake Wilderness Park is Jenkins Creek, a tributary for Big Soos Creek, which empties into the Green River. The park also includes three wetlands.