Lake Samish is located 6.5 miles southeast of Bellingham. It is comprised of two basins which are connected by a narrow strait. The west arm is a small deep bay, and the east arm is a larger shallow bay. There are several small inlets that flow into the lake, including Lake Creek, Barnes Creek and Wefer Creek. Lake Samish drains via Friday Creek to the Samish River.
|Maximum Depth||140 Feet|
|Mean Depth||51 Feet|
|Lake Volume||30,310 Acre-Feet|
|Drainage Area||12.90 Square Miles|
|Shoreline Length||8.1 Miles|
Lake Samish History Project
The Lake Samish Association has sponsored a “History of Lake Samish” project. After recruiting people interested in this endeavor, we began
by interviewing long-time residents to get their stories and recollections of our community. Early in 2016, we will publish our book Lake
Samish Reflections: Historical Views and Memories. The book starts with the Native American community on the lake, discusses the settlement and development of the Lake Samish community--logging, mining, recreation--and then finishes with many family interviews. If you are interested in obtaining this excellent book, please contact email@example.com.
Discovering Lake Samish - a brief history on the
discovery of Lake Samish.