Panther Lake

Panther Lake, located four miles northeast of Snohomish, is the last of the “Three Lakes” chain of lakes. Storm Lake drains into Flowing Lake, which feeds Panther Lake. The lake is 49.0 acres in size with a maximum depth of 36 feet. The Panther Lake watershed, or the land area that drains into the lake, covers 757.5 acres and is largely undeveloped.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Boat Launch
  • Boating (No gasoline-powered motors)
  • Fishing
  • Restrooms/Sanicans
There is a public boat launch at the west end of the lake. Internal combustion motors are not allowed on Panther Lake - 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

Panther Lake does not have a formal lake association. However, you may be able to connect with other lake area residents by looking for a Panther Lake 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 Panther Lake since 1990. 

Health Report Card

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In Depth Health Report

In Depth Lake Health Report

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