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Ballinger Park Boat and Fishing Access

Subfacility of Ballinger Park


  1. Beach Access
  2. Boat Launch for Non-Gas Powered Boats
  3. Fishing
  4. Grill
  5. Picnic Tables
  6. Restrooms
Lake Ballinger is a 103-acre lake with a 3-acre island, jointly owned by the cities of Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds. The Lake Ballinger Park, 2-acre park, is located on the east shore of the lake and south of Ballinger Park, and offers one of the only boating access points to the lake. Year-round fishing is available.

Before 1888, the lake was called Lake McAleer and the island was homesteaded by Ira and Julia Bartholomew. The lake was subsequently sold to Judge R.A. Ballinger, a one-time Seattle Mayor, who renamed the lake for his father, R.H. Ballinger, who was an officer in the Civil War.