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Burley Lagoon is a picturesque 358-acre (1.45 km2) watershed located on the Key Peninsula in both Pierce County, Washington and Kitsap County, Washington. The lagoon is part of the Puget Sound. Approximately sixty percent of the lagoon (marine waters) is in Pierce County and forty percent in Kitsap County. The percentages in each county are reversed for the watershed uplands. All of the commercial shellfish acreage, which is owned by Western Oyster Company, is in Pierce County. Historically rural, the lagoon is experiencing rapid growth as more people move to the area.

The Purdy Bridge and Purdy Sand Spit Park separate Burley Lagoon from Henderson Bay, Washington.

The unincorporated community of Purdy, Washington rests of the shores of the Burley Lagoon.

Environmental Concerns

The Washington State Department of Transportation is currently investigating the possibility of building a controversial bridge over Burley Lagoon.

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