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Lake Desire
Location Maple Heights-Lake Desire, King County, Washington
Basin countries United States
Surface area 80 acres (32 ha)
Surface elevation 495 ft (151 m)

Lake Desire, also called Echo Lake, is an unimproved watershed 5 miles (8.0 km) southeast of Renton, Washington in the United States. It is a small part of the Maple Heights-Lake Desire, Washington area, 45 minutes east of downtown Seattle. According to King County, it has productive water quality, a maximum depth of 21 feet (6.4 m) and a surface area of approximately 80 acres. A public boat launch and fishing dock is located to the north of the lake but does require a vehicle use permit from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. On the southeast border of the lake, a 382-acre (1.55 km2) forested park and wetland area has been allocated by the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP).

Recreation

  • Fishing is managed as a mixed species fishery. Active species include pumpkinseed, largemouth bass, yellow perch, black channel catfish and rainbow trout.
  • Mountain biking is allowed around the lake and in the 382-acre (1.55 km2) park.
  • Hiking is popular in the 382-acre (1.55 km2) park that connects Lake Desire and Spring Lake. The park includes part of Cedar Mountain with an 880-foot (270 m) elevation according to the Washington Trails Association.
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