Silver Lake

Silver Lake is 104.3 acres while the watershed is 970 acres and is heavily urbanized. It has an average depth of 24 feet and a maximum depth of 51 feet. Silver Lake is managed by the City of Everett.

Recreational Opportunities

  • Boating (Motorized - 8 mph max)
  • Fishing
  • Swim Area (No Lifeguard)
  • Lake Access
  • Parking
  • Public Park
  • Restrooms/Sanicans
There is no developed boat launch, but there are three City of Everett parks with public access. Thornton A. Sullivan Park on the west side of the lake has many recreational opportunities. Car-toppers can be launched at Hauge Homestead Park on the southeastern side of the lake. Green Lantern Park on the northeastern side of the lake has fishing spots. 

See the 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

Silver Lake does not have a formal lake association. However, there is a Silver Lake Neighborhood Association. You may also be able to connect via Facebook or Nextdoor.

Lake Health and Additional Resources

Starting in 2019, the City of Everett began contracting with the Snohomish County's Lake Management Program to conduct monthly water quality monitoring. The information collected in 2019 is available in the Health Report Card. You can also download the 2019 water quality data at the link below. 

For more information, you may also refer to the City of Everett's Penny Creek Basin Plan which is the larger watershed in which Silver Lake is located. 

2018 Lake Health Report Card

Lake Questions and Assistance

For information about the water quality of Silver Lake, please contact Snohomish County's lake program. For information about the management of the lake including aquatic plant control, please contact the City of Everett


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

Watershed Map
Area that drains to the lake

Aerial Bathymetry Map
Satellite images of the lake