Environmental Health
Surface Water (Lakes, Rivers & Streams)
Swimming in Thurston County
  Swimming in Thurston County  

(News Release)
Deep Lake - Advisory Effective 10-16-15

Black Lake - Effective 10-26-15
Long Lake - Effective 10-27-15
Pattison Lake - Effective 10-27-15

Swimming Beaches


Photo of Kenneydell ParkKenneydell County Park

Nearly 1,000 feet of shoreline on Black Lake with reservable shelters, from Hwy 101, take Black Lake Blvd south to Black Lake Belmore Rd, continue south to 66th Ave W, then west to the park. For additional park info, see the Thurston County Parks.


Photo of Long Lake ParkLong Lake Park

City of Lacey park with a great swimming beach and volleyball courts, located off Carpenter Rd. near the County fairgrounds.


Photo of Millersylvania State ParkMillersylvania State Park

An 842-acre camping park on Deep Lake with 3,300 feet of shoreline, exit #95 east and follow signs to the park. For additional park info, see the Washington State Parks Department.


Photo of Tenino Quarry poolTenino Quarry Pool

Located behind the old Tenino Stone Company in downtown Tenino at 319 Park Ave W.


Capitol Lake

Why Heritage Park is unsuitable as a swimming beach. For an explanation, see Should There Be a Public Swimming Beach at Heritage Park? [PDF]

Swimming Illnesses and Hazards

There are some risks when swimming in lakes and streams, but there are many steps you can take to reduce these and other swimming-related hazards...more

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This page last updated: 11/13/15