6 Snohomish County Parks You Never Knew About

Outdoor lover? Looking to get in touch with nature? Snohomish County is home to a variety of trails, lakes, and parks. Whether you’re looking to find your next favorite fishing spot or a quiet place to unwind and relax, Snohomish County has an outdoor space perfect for just about anyone. Below we’ve compiled a list of some of the top “hidden gem” parks in the area. So grab your tennis shoes and a water bottle, and get ready to discover your next favorite outdoor place.

Kayak Point Regional County Park

Located along the beautiful shores of Port Susan is the saltwater beach park known as Kayak Point Regional County Park. Featuring 3,300 feet of shoreline next to dense, thick evergreen forests, this park offers a variety of outdoor activities. From pier fishing to windsurfing to picnic spots to hiking to boating, Kayak Point Park is an all-encompassing place to spend time outdoors.

Esperance Park

Home to 9.6-acres, this community park features athletic fields, a sand volleyball court, and a playground. Exploring the primitive trails in the forest on the northwest corner is the perfect place for those hikers. The many athletic fields are ideal for any field sport, but especially baseball. Planning is now underway for this little park, so hurry before it changes too much!

Gissberg Twin Lakes

If you’re looking for a day of fun in the sun, look no further than Gissberg Twin Lakes. Featuring two lakes, both are perfect for sunbathing or picnicking. Here you can also fish on this year-round natural spring-fed lake. From bluegill to catfish, a variety of fish can be caught in this park.

Lake Roesiger Park

Here you can spend a relaxing day outdoors. Start off your day by hiking through the miles of meandering trails through the wooded area. Afterwards, spread out your picnic blanket and enjoy a lovely lunch out on the grassy field near the lake shore. Once you’re done, you can cool off in the blue waters of Lake Roesiger.

Lake Stickney Community Park

Acquired through multiple purchases, Lake Stickney Park was formed between 2008 and 2016. This 24.5-acre park is home to a diverse forest, wetland, and streams for fish and wildlife. Other amenities at Lake Stickney Community Park include walking trails and a fully fenced off-leash dog area, which is ideal for bonding with your furry friend.

Sunset Park

If you’re truly looking for a hidden gem, Sunset Park is it! This pocket-sized park offers great views of Lake Stevens. This park also has plenty of picnic tables, a fishing dock, a well-kept beach, and a grassy area perfect for sunbathing. Located off the beaten path, Sunset Park is a great spot for relaxation.

And there you have it, some of the area’s best “secret” parks. But shhh – we recommend that you only tell some of your best friends, as we love the fact that these parks are lesser known to the public. So tell us, what outdoor space is on your list?


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