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Anderson Lake State Park

1061 Anderson Lake Road

Anderson Lake State Park is a remote day-use park of cedar, fir, and alder forest mixed with freshwater marshes.

Surrounded by 476 acres of wooded and wetland, the park slopes down to the 70-acre Anderson Lake and abounds with birds and wildlife.

Historical Information

Prior to becoming a state park, Anderson Lake was owned by William F. Anderson, who used the land around it to graze his cattle. Curiously, the lake was not named for him or anyone in his family. William Anderson purchased the property in 1947 from Amanda Anderson, who, though not a relative, shared his last name. Anderson Lake was named for one of her ancestors.


Tim Lawson

Friday, March 2, 2018
Gorgeous state park that abuts Tamanowas Rock. The lake hosts migratory swans in winter - get there at dawn to watch them stir and fly away for the day. Wonderful system of trails around the park - some for horses, cyclists and walkers but many exclusively for walkers. Lots of different habitats for birds. Some wonderful big old cedars and grand firs. Boat ramp for lake. Be warned, though, toxic algae often grows in the lake during summer - don't let your dog's go swimming if you see the warning signs.

Ali Redman

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018
Nice place to walk but be aware that the lake itself is frequently closed due to toxic algae.

Parley Wells

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
This place is awesome.

jacklyn schepici

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
Sooooo many trails and the rock has the best view of PT. use lower parking lot not main entrance to get there

M Morrison

Friday, Sep. 29, 2017
It's a very nice state park and I was the only visitors to the park while hiking the lake loop trail. The one negative thing was the toxic algae bloom in the lake which makes the water off limits.

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