Swim at Green Lake

Green Lake

Activities

Stand Up Paddle, Kayaking, Swimming

Skill

Beginner

Season

Summer, Autumn

Added by

Sarah Matthews

Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Lake
Picnic Area
Swimming Hole

Great for swimming, kayaking, SUP, boating and catching some rays. Pet friendly.

Green Lake is one of Seattle’s most beloved parks. Its expanse of water and green space in the center of a dense urban neighborhood draws thousands of people daily from all over the city. The park serves as a natural preserve for hundreds of species of trees and plants, as well as numerous birds and waterfowl. The newly reconstructed 2.8-mile path around the lake provides a perfect recreational spot for runners, bikers, skaters and walkers. Many others use the athletic fields or visit the park for boating, picnics and swimming.

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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A real gem!!

I have visited and swam/paddle boarded here for years. The great Canadian Geese invasion a few years ago made for some algae blooms that weren't good for swimming (and left an erroneous long term impression) but for years now the lake has been in great shape and the beaches are much used. All the beaches in the county are monitored and can be checked for water quality so anyone can check before taking a dip. Some of the less healthy beaches might. be a surprise. Check here: https://green2.kingcounty.gov/swimbeach/

Zack Brown

over 1 year ago

Gross

Swim if you want diseases

Cool Rentals!

Nice lake with a great walking trail. Not sure about the swimming, but there's a rental shack open on the northeast side of the lake during the summer months

Activities

Stand Up Paddle, Kayaking, Swimming

Skill

Beginner

Season

Summer, Autumn

Added by

Sarah Matthews

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