Lake Ketchum

Lake Ketchum is located two miles north of the City of Stanwood. It is 25.5 acres in size with an average depth of 12 feet. The watershed, or the land area that drains into the lake, covers 386.0 acres and about 41% of that land is developed.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Boat Launch
  • Boating (No gasoline-powered motors)
  • Fishing
  • Lake Access
There is a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife public boat launch on the south shore as shown on the bathymetric maps below. Internal combustion motors are not allowed on Lake Ketchum - 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

The Lake Ketchum community has an active lake group, the Ketchum Shores Improvement Club. You can connect with this association via email or the Lake Ketchum community NextDoor site.

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 Ketchum since 1992. Snohomish County has participated in the Lake Ketchum restoration. Learn more about it here

Health Report Card

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In Depth Health Info 

In Depth Lake Health Report

​For more historical information on Lake Ketchum please refer to the 2003 State of the Lakes Report.
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View maps of Lake Ketchum 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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