Capitol Lake


Capitol Lake trails may be used from 7 a.m. to dusk.

The lake is closed to all public use (e.g., swimming, boating, fishing, wading, etc.) due to New Zealand mudsnails.

Parking is available at 501 5th Avenue SW, Olympia.

Seasonal information: Stickleback life cycle

Each June and July, small stickleback fish return to Capitol Lake and die shortly after successfully spawning.

This natural phenomenon is not related to lake oxygen levels or contamination issues.

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