Summit Lake (Washington)

Summit Lake is a somewhat deep lake located in the northwest corner in the southwestern county, Thurston County. The lake is located about 7.6 miles east of McCleary, Washington, 9.7 miles W from the state capital of Olympia, and 9.8 miles WNW of Tumwater, Washington.[2] You can access the lake through a Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife owned boat launch. This area is located at the southwestern side of the lake. Some of the fish found in this lake include rainbow trout, kokanee, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, and coastal cutthroat.[3] Summit Lake is a clean fresh water lake with a wide variety of fish. It is a popular lake to fish at in Thurston County and the South Puget Sound.

Summit Lake
Summit Lake
Location of Summit Lake in Washington State
LocationWashington, United States
Coordinates47.055°N 123.098°W / 47.055; -123.098
Surface area511.2 acres (206.9 ha)[1]
Surface elevation459 ft (140 m)
WebsiteOfficial website

Early variant names were "Prays Lake" and "Crooked Lake"; the present name was adopted ca. 1900.[4]


  1. "Summit Lake Topo Map, Thurston County WA (Summit Lake Area)". TopoZone.
  2. "Summit Lake in Thurston County WA". Summit Lake (in Thurston County, WA).
  3. "Summit Lake". Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.
  4. "Thurston County Place Names: A Heritage Guide" (PDF). Thurston County Historical Commission. 1992. p. 81. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
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