Gravelly Lake

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Gravelly Lake
LocationLakewood, Pierce County, Washington, United States
Coordinates47°08′49″N 122°31′53″W / 47.1470°N 122.5313°W / 47.1470; -122.5313Coordinates: 47°08′49″N 122°31′53″W / 47.1470°N 122.5313°W / 47.1470; -122.5313
Primary inflowsgroundwater
Primary outflowsseepage
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area160 acres (65 ha)
Average depth38 ft (12 m)
Max. depth57 ft (17 m)
Water volume264,800,000 cu yd (202,500,000 m3)
Shore length12.1 mi (3.4 km)
Surface elevation220 ft (67 m)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Gravelly Lake is a lake located in Lakewood in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The lake is fed by groundwater and has no surface drainage channels.

The lake is surrounded by higher-priced homes and estates. Out of the three main lakes in Lakewood, Gravelly Lake is the most prestigious and expensive. Called Cook‑al‑chy (pond lily) by the native people, the lake was named Gravelly Lake due to the gravel-covered lake bed.[1]

The lake has two legal public access points, both of which are overgrown and are not viable for access.[2]


  1. ^ Dunkelberger, Steve (2011-08-14). "City's History and Future are Bound to the Lakes". Lakewood Patch. Archived from the original on 2011-09-05. Retrieved 2011-08-16.
  2. ^ City of Lakewood (2007-09-25). "Lakefront Street Ends Community Meeting" (PDF). pp. 34–38. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2011-08-15.

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