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 will be sponsoring a “History of Lake Samish” project. We’re now recruiting people interested in participating in this endeavor and will be in the planning stages this
summer. We’re hoping to begin by interviewing long-time residents, to get their stories and recollections of our community. If you’re interested
in being involved or know someone who might be, please contact a Board member.
Member access Google Groups.
Discovering Lake Samish - a brief history on the
discovery of Lake Samish.