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Washington State public lands parking permit.

Starts July 1, 2011.
Supports our parks.

WDFW Public Water Access sites.

Kayaking Lake Goodwin

  1. Put-in
    Launch fees, parking ...

  2. Summaries
    Location, conditions, warnings, paddle route, critters ...

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    Food, fuel, firewood, WIFI, local information

  5. Additional info
    Rating, disclaimer


There are at least two different places to put a kayak, canoe or other human powered craft in Lake Goodwin.

North end park.

Wenberg County Park which used to be a state park.

Lake Shoecraft WDFW water access and paddle to Lake Goodwin via a canal.


This lake is lined with homes with not much scenic value. The Webberg County Park is a breath of fresh air. Both the launch and Wenberg are the only real public access points and places where a kayaker or people with a canoe can get out of the water and stretch legs. Sometimes like on a recent trip it was important to get out and remove the fleece top under the dry suit. Try that while paddling. :) Wenberg also offers a pull out in case of high winds or other situations. Wenberg has some restrooms not too far from the beach area.

Lake Goodwin is located in the 7 Lakes Region of Snohomish. This lake is the largest of the lakes in this region. See the map for location and directions from Google to the lake from where you will be starting your trek to one of the put-ins.

This is a large enough lake where the wind can come up and create some interesting white caps.

Generally the wind blows from the south here.

Wind, cold water kills, speed boats. Noise from the boaters.

Paddle route

Not many critters to report here. Few birds and no other wildlife to speak of. Fishing seems to be popular here.


Gas and food etc are available at a store west of the park on the north end of the lake on the main highway.


Wenberg County Park has camping.

Kayak Point

There are several RV parks in the area and some on Lake Goodwin.

Small cabins are located in the RV park behind the grocery store on the highway at the north end put-in. The store is just west of the county park. Lake Goodwin Resort Free Wi-Fi Internet Connection Full RV Hookups Tenting Cabins Gas Station Convenient Store & Deli Propane Firewood and much more.

Additional Information

Deliverance rating.

The creep meter is fairly low at the north end launch. Have heard of vehicle break ins at Wenberg Park. So, don't keep anything of value in the vehicle.
Fishing Reports, Stocking Reports & Fish Counts from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Things your need to know.
Read Me disclaimer, warnings, paddle at your own risk.

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Topographic map and aerial photo of Lake Goodwin.

Approximate distance from:
Seattle 46 miles.
Everett 18 miles.
Bellingham 55 miles.
Vancouver Canada 106 .

GPS: 48.154608,-122.294367

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Region: Sno Isle

Overall rating: 2 paddles.

Launch: Free launch

Launch rating: 5 paddles.

Parking: Free parking. Washington State public lands parking permit

Miscellaneous Novice and up.

Route Distance: About 5 miles around lake.

Highlights: No real attractions.

Warnings: Wind, cold water and jet skies, speed boats. Noise from boats.

Fossil fuel noise levels: 10 on a scale of 0-10. 10 being the loudest.

Facilities: Restrooms in the north end launch area.

Services: Cell phone works here. Food and gas just west of north end park.

Budget accommodations: Tent,Cabin,Hostels,Kayak Camps,RV,Yurt.

North end lake Goodwin Park and put-in.

South end county park boat launch and kayak put in pan.


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Last Update: 03.17.11 8:51am