Angle Lake

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Angle Lake
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Angle Lake is a common sight for airplane passengers just south of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Location SeaTac, Washington,
United States
Coordinates 47°25′41.11″N 122°17′8.62″W / 47.4280861°N 122.2857278°W / 47.4280861; -122.2857278Coordinates: 47°25′41.11″N 122°17′8.62″W / 47.4280861°N 122.2857278°W / 47.4280861; -122.2857278
Basin countries United States
Surface area 90 acres (36 ha)
Surface elevation 367 ft (112 m)

Angle Lake is an L-shaped lake in SeaTac, Washington, United States, occupying 90 acres (36 ha) between Interstate 5 and State Route 99. On the western shore is a 10-acre (4.0 ha) park, Angle Lake Park, administered by the City of SeaTac Parks and Recreation department.[1] The remainder of the shoreline is ringed with private homes.

The lake is stocked with rainbow trout by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.[2] It is also home to kokanee, largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, and yellow perch. The lake is open to fishing year-round.[3][4]

Park[edit]

Angle Lake Park was established in the 1920s. The entrance to the park is off International Boulevard (Highway 99), 0.8 miles (1.3 km) from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. It includes 371 feet (113 m) of the lake shore, with a swimming area, fishing pier, picnic areas and public boat launch.[5]

Angle lake was once two small ponds in the 1940s that supported a small logging operation and some of the rigging and winches can be found just off the buoy line of the deep swimming area of the park. Soon after the closing of the logging operation the site gave way to a dance hall and a flood gate was installed raising the pond level and joining the ponds into the lake we have today.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Angle Lake Park, City of SeaTac Parks and Recreation
  2. ^ Triploid Trout Program, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
  3. ^ Some Tips On Where You Can Go Fishin' In South County Area, Seattle Times, April 27, 1993
  4. ^ Angle, WashingtonLakes.com
  5. ^ Angle Lake Park Phase I, Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition