Summer time means swimming time, complete with sunscreen, bug spray, and plenty of portable shade. Here are five of Seattle Northcountry’s top swimming spots.
1. Lake Roesiger
Wade in the shallows or swim to the depths of the tranquil Lake Roesiger. Surrounded by towering pines and swooping bald eagles, you can also bring along your fishing gear (and all the appropriate permits) to fish along the bank. There are plenty of picnic tables and a public restroom, so your day out in the wild can be a walk in the park.
1608 S. Lake Roesiger Road
Snohomish, WA 98290
2. Snohomish Aquatic Center
Skip the bugs, sunscreen, and sand in your hair and have some pool fun at Snohomish’s indoor aquatic center, equipped with activities for all ages. Take on a challenge with their FlowRider surf pool or float your worries away in their lazy river.
At under $30 for a family of four, a pool day in the midst of your vacation is a steal.
516 Maple Ave
Snohomish, WA 98290
3. Jetty Island
A short ferry ride from the shores of Everett, Jetty Island is a diamond in the rough. Featuring soft, sandy beach and warm water in the summer, pack a sack lunch and umbrella for a day of lounging on the sand or swimming near the shore.
Kiteboarders surf the waves near sunset, making for many Instagram-worthy shots.
Find out how to get there from Everett on the Port of Everett’s website.
4. Martha Lake County Park
Step away from Lynnwood’s busy shopping center to discover a peaceful playtime in the water at Martha Lake Park. Enjoy fishing from their designated fishing docks, or plunge into the crisp waters surrounded by lilly pads.
Many trash cans have been removed due to pesky raccoons, so come prepared to pack-in and pack-out.
16300 E. Shore Drive
Lynnwood, WA 98036
5. Lake Goodwin Community Park
With a large sandy area and plenty of grassy lawn to play on, this park-meets-beach will satisfy your need for surf and turf. Plus, if the kids get bored in the water, they can get some wiggles out on the play equipment right next to the beach.
4620 Lakewood Road
Stanwood, WA 98292