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Beaver Lake Park - City of Sammamish
Think of Beaver Lake Park as two parks. With two separate parking access points, you might visit one without even knowing the other exists. Hiking trails through a scenic forest connect the two areas. The west portion of the park might get you thinking, Where is the lake? The lake is popular with fishing although there is no dock. The picnic areas near the lake are especially nice. There is a fancy Lodge on the Beaver Lake side that holds weddings and private parties. The restrooms nearby are the nicest I've ever been to at a public park.
Beaver Lake Park property was purchased by Weyerhauser from the Burlington Northern Railway around 1900. After logging it, they sold the property to a private resort operators. In the 1960's it was sold to the Catholic Church becoming Camp Cabrini until 1985. Then King County developed the land into a regional park. Finally the city of Sammamish took ownership in 2003.
Park entrance on west end
West end large group shelter
East end large group shelter
West end play equipment
One of several totem poles
Beaver Lake Park trail map
Picnic table and Beaver Lake
West end trail between the ball fields and the Dog Park
West end dog park
Open field near the lake
Powerlines and the dog park in the distance
West end ball fields
Main trail connecting the two parts of the park
From I-90 in Issaquah, take exit #15 (Lake Sammamish State Park). Turn left and go over the freeway onto the Renton/Issaquah Road, which becomes SE 56th Street. Follow past Costco, the Fed Ex depot, and the gas station. At the signal, turn left onto E. Lake Sammamish Parkway. Continue about one mile. Turn right onto SE 43rd Way, which becomes SE 228th Ave. Continue about 1.5 miles up the hill to SE 24th Street. Turn right at intersection of SE 24th and continue following signs to Beaver Lake Park.