Storm Lake

Storm Lake is located six miles north of Monroe. It is the upper lake in the “Three Lakes” chain of lakes. Storm Lake empties into Flowing Lake, which drains to Panther Lake. Storm Lake is 76.0 acres in size, with a maximum depth of 46 feet. The Storm Lake watershed, or the land area that drains into the lake, is very small and covers 244.6 acres.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Boat Launch
  • Boating including kayaking and paddle boarding (No gasoline-powered motors)
  • Fishing
  • Restrooms/Sanicans
There is a public boat launch located at the northwest end of the lake, as shown on the bathymetric maps below. The launch is best suited for car toppers and inflatable boats. Internal combustion motors are not allowed on Storm 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

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

Health Report Card

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In Depth Health Report

In Depth Lake Health Report

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