Lake Howard

Lake Howard is located in the Seven Lakes area north of the Tulalip reservation. The lake is 28.1 acres and has an average depth of 29 feet. The watershed, or the land area that drains into the lake, is 260.3 acres and 15% of the land is developed.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Boat Launch
  • Boating (No gasoline-powered motors)
  • Fishing
  • Restrooms/Sanicans
There is a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife public boat launch on the northwest side of Lake Howard, as shown on the bathymetric maps below. Internal combustion motors are not allowed on Lake Howard - see Snohomish County Code Title 12 and the Parks and Recreation Boating Regulations for more information.

Fishing Information

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) maintains informational pages for each lake in Washington that include: fish stocking schedules, fishing prospect calendars, and boat launch information.

Connect with Your Lake Community

Lake Howard does not have a formal lake association. However, you may be able to connect with other lake area residents by looking for a Lake Howard community group on NextDoor or Facebook.

Lake Health and Additional Resources

As part of Snohomish County's Lake Management Program, County staff and volunteer lake monitors have been tracking the health of Lake Howard since 1993. 

Health Report Card

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In Depth Health Report

In Depth Lake Health Report

For more historical information on Lake Howard please refer to:


View maps of Lake Howard and the surrounding area, including the location of public access sites.

Watershed Map
Area that drains to the lake

Bathymetry Map
Depth contours of the lake

Aerial Bathymetry Map
Depth contours of the lake with satellite images
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