5 Outdoorsy Activities You Don’t Want to Forget in Sammamish, Washington

5 Outdoorsy Activities You Don’t Want to Forget in Sammamish, Washington

It’s summer, but it won’t last forever.

Washington summers are an excellent way to escape the usually chilly weather and indulge in your outdoorsy side. But, what is there to do?

The largely residential city of Sammamish is ideally located to offers a vast variety of sporty opportunities. Whether you’re a mountain biker, a fish out of water, or a runner, the city has something new and exciting around every corner.

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Though the Lake Sammamish State Park is technically inside Issaquah’s city limits, it’s only a stone’s throw away from the Issaquah-Sammamish border. This newly reimagined park has everything from a boat launch, paddle sports rentals, beach front access for swimmers, to water skiing across the beautiful Lake Sammamish waves.

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Don’t like the water? That’s not a problem either. This 510-acre state park offers 1.5 miles of biking trails, 1.5 miles of hiking trails, two baseball fields, soccer fields, bird watching opportunities, and even camping opportunities if you’re feeling so inclined. The ample parking isn’t too shabby either!

Issaquah has Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park not too far away, but Sammamish has Soaring Eagle Regional Park. At an astounding 600-acres, Soaring Eagle boasts the natural wonder of Pacific Northwest forests, wetlands, and genuine wildlife habitat. Twelve miles of regularly used trails and paths, ideal for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. Since the paths are fairly flat and well-maintained, it’s perfect for families with baby strollers.

Another massive green space, is the Evans Creek Preserve. This 179-acre reservation offers meadows of wildflowers, wetlands, forested uplands, and 3.5 miles of trails. Though the trails are well-maintained, they zigzag through the natural landscape, and thus can be narrow, steep, or winding in some spots.

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The East Lake Sammamish Trail also runs around Lake Washington to the east, connecting the cities of Issaquah and Redmond. Though on its own it stands at 11 miles, it’s only a few blocks to connect to the Rainier Trail in Issaquah, or the Marymoor Connector Trail in Redmond, Washington.LiveOnGuides Photo Circle.jpg

Enjoy golfing? Both the Sahalee Country Club and the Aldarra Golf Club offer marvelous experiences. A gentle, rolling terrain with mountain and water views offers an inviting, welcoming, and genuine golfing experiences.

Dozens of other parks offer more opportunities, but these parks display the variety and diversity in Sammamish’s Parks and Recreation department, including Beaver Lake Park, Klahanie Park, and the Sammamish Commons. And don’t forget, Sammamish is only an Interstate-90 car ride away from Seattle, and the beautiful waterfront opportunities of the sound-side city!

What are your favorite summer activities?


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Pine Lake Park Recreation in Sammamish, Washington

Pine Lake Park Recreation in Sammamish, Washington

Pine Lake Park is located in the heart of Sammamish, Washington. This 19-acre wooded wonderland, is located on the shores of Pine Lake. Beautiful views across a wooded park offers recreation galore.

Designated as one of Sammamish’s more beloved parks, you’ll find something for everyone. Originally a private resort, you’ll soon see why. Opened in the 1910s, the resort ran or about 50 years, until King County purchased the property for a public park. And there, in the 1960s, the idea for Pine Lake Park was spawned.

Although the park is now run by the City of Sammamish, the love of the park hasn’t changed.

Recreational activities include:

  • Barbeque Grills
  • Beach
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Play Structures
  • Restroom Facility
  • Trails
  • Basketball Courts
  • Sports Fields for Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer, and Softball
  • Boat Launch, for Canoes and Kayaks
  • A View Dock
  • Fishing, the last weekend of April through October (License Required)
  • Lifeguards

There are two rentable spaces in the park. Their “Natural Turf Field” can be reserved here. While their “Picnic Shelter” can be reserved here.

Plenty of parking, combine with activities for all. If you’re searching for a place to bring your toddler, or your active teenager, this park has it all. Maybe some sun bathing, permitted/licensed fishing, or a day canoeing – they’ve got you covered there, too!


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8 Wholesome Activities at the Lake Sammamish State Park

8 Wholesome Activities at the Lake Sammamish State Park

The Lake Sammamish State Park is a lakeside park, right off… Lake Sammamish. Beach life, away from the hubbub of the city, Lake Sammamish boasts two sandy beaches, and 510-acres of multi-use areas.

Variety is something to be known at this park. Stunning beaches aren’t the only thing you’ll find at this newly-renovated hot spot. We are highlighting 8 of our favorite activities in at the Lake Sammamish State Park.

Biking & Hiking: 1.5 miles of biking/hiking trails will keep you active and busy. Stunning views, combine with natural wonder.

Boating / Water Skiing: Take your boat for a jaunt on the water. Fish, “tube”, or just indulge on a sunny, summer day! Nine boat ramps will get you in and out in no time! Didn’t bring your boat? That’s alright! Don’t forget about the kayak and SUP rentals during the summer season.

Freshwater Fishing: Beauty and wonder is what this lake is all about, and with fish in the lake (and a rod in your hand) you can have some of that for dinner!

Swimming: What’s a summer without a swim? Fresh water swimming, along the beach, will help you cool off on a the hottest of days. Remember, everyone loves the water, so get there early to stake out the best spot!

Wildlife Viewing & Bird Watching: The Pacific Northwest is one of the best places to see nature come to life, and this lakeside park is brimming with creatures for you to catch a glimpse of. Remember, don’t get to close. Wild animals are just that: wild.

Organized Sports: The park is fitted with two baseball/softball field, and a bunch of open fields for soccer, so your summer family game is still on! There are also volleyball nets along the beach, but if they’re taken, people have been known to bring and set up their own!

Horseshoe Pits & Lawn Games: Still competitive, and fun for the whole family, these games can be done anywhere: grass or sand! There’s even a new state-of-the-art playground for the little ones!

Camping: Though there isn’t any individual camping, the park has the Hans Jensen youth groupd camping area. You can reserve a space, by checking their online information here!

These eight activities, have something for the whole family. Bring Grandma and Grampa, too!

Now, that you know some of our favorites, what are yous?


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Featured Community: Sammamish

Featured Community: Sammamish
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One of the fastest growing communities on the Eastside, the City of Sammamish enjoys a tranquil setting surrounded by natural beauty. Home to 40,000 people, the residential community is located on the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish, with Redmond to the north and Issaquah to the south. Sammamish incorporated as a city in August 1999. Since then the city has been busy building new roads, designing parks and creating other community infrastructure.

Historically an area of timber and agricultural activities, Sammamish now boasts many of the finest residential areas in the Puget Sound region set in an environment of green spaces, including wetlands and community parks. The area has long been considered to be excellent for families – as evidenced by the substantial number of people under 18, the excellent school systems (Issaquah and Lake Washington School Districts) and the emphasis on organized youth activities.

A blend of small-town atmosphere with a suburban character, the city also enjoys a unique core of urban lifestyles and conveniences. It is characterized by quality neighborhoods, vibrant natural features, and outstanding recreational opportunities. A variety of community gathering places provide numerous civic, cultural, and educational opportunities. Restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues dot the nature landscape of the city.

Residents are actively involved in the decisions that shape the community and ensure a special sense of place. Accordingly, the city’s Comprehensive Plan is intended to:

  • Maintain a small-town atmosphere and suburban character so that new development will complement Sammamish’s existing character as well as allow for diversity and creativity;
  • Provide a family friendly, kid safe community;
  • Encourage community gathering spaces which invite human presence, arouse curiosity, pique interest and allow for the interaction of people;
  • Establish a unique sense of place for visitors and residents;
  • Respect the character and integrity of existing neighborhoods;
  • Preserve trees and green ways by encouraging the preservation or development of large areas of greenery which provide a visual impact as opposed to creating small areas of unusable residue;
  • Protect and enhance streams, wetlands and wildlife corridors;
  • Maintain a harmonious relationship between the natural environment and future urban development;
  • Create a safe and interesting network of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding;
  • Establish a park and recreation system that meets the high standards of the community;
  • Provide accessible, quality government service and encourage active, involved citizens;
  • Develop civic and cultural opportunities and experiences.

Lake Sammamish is the sixth largest lake in Washington, and one of the major recreational lakes—with high use by fishermen, boaters, water skiers, swimmers, and picnickers. The freshwater lake is 7 miles long and 1.5 miles wide, with a maximum depth of 105 feet and a surface area of 8 square miles. It lies east of Bellevue and west of the Sammamish Plateau, and stretches from Issaquah in the south to Redmond in the north. There are popular State and County parks along the shore including Marymoor Park at the lake’s north end, Lake Sammamish State Park at its south end and East Lake Sammamish Trail. Lake Sammamish State Park boasts 6,858 feet of waterfront along its 512 acres. The parks day-use facilities including an active boat launch, picnic tables and shelters, playgrounds, two swimming beaches, and softball and soccer fields.