Samish Lake    30609  
Common Name: Samish Lake
Body of water: Samish Lake
County: Whatcom
Latitude: 48.66678659
Longitude: -122.376147
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Boat Launch

AIS Inspection Permit
Starting in 2014 all watercraft are required to be inspected for aquatic invasive species and to display a valid AIS permit sticker prior to launching and while operating on Lake Whatcom or Lake Samish. This new requirement includes non-motorized, hand-carried watercraft such as canoes and kayaks. Please see the county requirements on the county webpage.  More info...

Fish Species
Find/catch these type of fish here.
  • Bass, Largemouth
  • Bass, Smallmouth
  • Perch, Yellow
  • Salmon, Kokanee
  • Trout, Cutthroat Coastal Resident
  • Trout, Rainbow
Regional Contact Information
Region 4
16018 Mill Creek Boulevard
Mill Creek, Washington 98012-1296
Office Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Telephone (425) 775-1311

Fax (425) 338-1066


Driving Directions:
South from Bellingham on I-5 take Exit 242 and go west .1 mi, Right on Old Samish Hwy approx 1.2 mi, Left to access area.
Other Information:
This Lake requires a county permit for Aquatic Invasive Species, please see county website.
Camping: No
Gated: No
Restrooms: Yes
Boat Launch Available: Yes
Launch Type: Concrete
Dates Open:
Motorized Boats Allowed: Yes
SEC: 25
Township: 37N
Range: 3E