Lake Desire facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLake 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).
- 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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