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Things to do in Lake Sammamish

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Lake Sammamish State Park includes numerous day-use facilities allowing a wide range of recreational uses. The park's facilities are grouped in three areas. The area west of Issaquah Creek includes picnic tables and shelters, two swimming beaches (Tibbetts Beach and Sunset Beach), restrooms, an RV sanitary dump, and athletic fields. Parking is available in many lots. Athletic fields include two softball fields, seven full-size soccer fields, and four youth-size (smaller) soccer fields. Separate parking is provided near each group of soccer fields. An entrance on NW Sammamish Road provides access to this area. The area east of Issaquah Creek and west of East Lake Sammamish Parkway contains a boat launch, trails, and natural habitat. At the boat launch, recreational boaters can access Lake Sammamish, park their vehicles and boat trailers, and use restrooms. The area east of East Lake Sammamish Parkway contains the Hans Jensen Youth Camp. Entrances on East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE provide access to these areas.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Park
“This 17-acre park is located on the northwestern shores of picturesque Lake Sammamish and features a swimming beach, including a bathhouse and restrooms. Park goers can launch car-top boats from the park’s small ramp, spread out and play a game in the large open space, fish from a pier or the beach, or explore Idylwood’s playground area. Picnic shelters and picnic tables are also available. Idylwood Park is the only free recreational access on Lake Sammamish. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“You will have front row seats to one of the worlds most beautiful views from nearly every room of the bungalow. Nightly sunsets to die for, moon reflecting off glassy water, early morning mist and eagles, otters, heron, hawks all around. Paddle out and awe at majestic Mt Rainier, towering. The bungalow is a boon for wildlife and nature photography, painting, and more. No matter the season, beauty will be all around.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“Flat hiking and biking trail that runs the entire east length of Lake Sammamish. Parking available in several places along the trail. Great for kids on bikes. There is also a public park and swimming dock on the North end of the lake at Sammamish Landing.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Local general store only 5 minutes walk down towards the lake! Espresso coffee and pastries. Local frozen gourmet meals. Gift Chocolates and Local Wine and Beer. Easy parking with outside tables and chairs.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Great 2 Dock Beack with large picnic area's including BBQ's, covered area's and bathrooms. Fun place to take the family for a day at the beach! Just head North on the trail about half a mile :-)”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
  • 2 locals recommend
Health
“Great Christian Summer camp for kids. Day camp is very good! Water sports on the lake.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Sporting Goods Shop
“Lake Sammamish is known for its beauty, and water sport inventions. Try water boarding or kayaking here on a hot summer day. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Private golf club with restaurant open to public. Probably best burgers around and many other great things on menu. About 4 mins drive from property. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“A well-maintained park with a playground, basketball hoops, and a grill. A trail connects to lower NE 24th street and is great for those who want some exercise and prefer not to walk on the street.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Hit the water with local fishing guide Paul Lewis - located just a few docks down from our location.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Private golf club with restaurant open to public. Probably best burgers around and many other great things on menu. About 4 mins drive from property. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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Sporting Goods Shop
“Lake Sammamish is known for its beauty, and water sport inventions. Try water boarding or kayaking here on a hot summer day. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Private golf club with restaurant open to public. Probably best burgers around and many other great things on menu. About 4 mins drive from property. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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