Photos Of The Pacific Northwest – Lake Sammamish State Park

Situated along the shores of beautiful Lake Sammamish in Washington, Lake Sammamish State Park offers a little something for everyone. From outdoor activities and breathtaking views to fascinating local wildlife, this is one park you won’t want to miss. Here’s a quick guide on what you need to know before planning a photography trip to this natural wonderland.

Things To Do At Lake Sammamish State Park

Before I go anywhere to take pictures I always have to check out what other activities are available. If I don’t, I’ll end up doing nothing but babysitting my kids and won’t be able to take a single picture.

Luckily, Lake Sammamish State Park has plenty of activities for adventurers of all ages.

Whether your family is full of avid hikers or aspiring photographers, there’s something here for everyone.

Hiking trails meander through the park, offering stunning views of the lake and its surrounding landscape. For those looking to cool off, there are swimming areas to take a dip in during the summer months, as well as boat launches for visitors who want to explore the lake by watercraft.

Wildlife lovers can also take advantage of the park’s many birdwatching opportunities—from ospreys and bald eagles to Canada geese and great blue herons, there’s no shortage of feathered friends here!

The History Behind Lake Sammamish State Park

Lake Sammamish State Park was established in 1965 after citizens expressed their desire to protect its natural beauty from commercial development. Since then, it has become one of Washington’s most popular outdoor destinations with over 1 million visitors each year coming from around the world to explore its pristine wilderness.

The park is also home to several archaeological sites that have been preserved since ancient times – evidence that Native Americans once lived in this area thousands of years ago.

Lake Sammamish State Park Photo Gallery

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Unique Photo Opportunities At Lake Sammamish State Park

Washington is home to some of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the country, and Lake Sammamish State Park is no exception. Whether you’re a professional photographer or an amateur shutterbug, this park offers unique photo opportunities that are sure to capture your imagination. From elaborate flower gardens to peaceful beaches and breathtaking mountain views, here are just a few reasons why you should plan a trip to Lake Sammamish State Park.

Flower Gardens

The flower gardens at Lake Sammamish State Park provide a vast array of vibrant colors and interesting shapes that will make any photographer’s heart sing. Here you can find a variety of wildflowers such as lupines, columbine, daisies, and Indian paintbrush.

The presence of these flowers provides an opportunity for photographers to capture stunning shots with creative angles and perspectives. It also provides a great backdrop for portraits or landscape photography.


For those who love capturing the beauty of nature in their photos, the beaches at Lake Sammamish State Park offer plenty of opportunities to do so. The lake itself is perfect for taking pictures that feature both nature and humans enjoying it together—from families playing in the sand to couples having a romantic moment by the water’s edge.

During certain times of the year, there may also be wildlife like ducks or geese wading nearby which can add another element to your photos.


Lake Sammamish State Park boasts spectacular mountain views that offer endless possibilities for photographers looking for amazing shots. From sunsets over snow-capped peaks to towering pine trees dotting rolling hillsides, there were enough good shots to make even me look like I knew what I was doing.

And if you’re lucky enough to visit when there’s still snow on the ground, even better! With careful planning, you could get some truly one-of-a-kind shots that no other photographer has ever captured before.

Lake Sammamish State Park is a true gem nestled along Washington’s stunning coastline with plenty of activities for photographers and adventurers looking for an unforgettable experience outdoors.

Whether you’re interested in exploring its rich history or discovering new wildlife species, you be able to find it!

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