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Thurston County Lakes

Lake Lawrence in Thurston County

Lake LawrenceLake Lawrence is a 330-acre lake located roughly six miles south of Yelm and six miles southeast of Rainier in Thurston County.  The lake offers public-access areas and is a popular location for fishing, swimming, and water skiing.

The health and quality of water in Lake Lawrence is managed by a lake management district.  (A lake management district, or "LMD," is a special-purpose district that funds lake-management activities through charges on lake-area properties.)  A citizen advisory committee directs the activities of the Lake Lawrence Management District, with staff support from a lake specialist at Thurston County. 

First authorized by residents in 1986, the Lake Lawrence Management District is one of the longest-standing LMDs in Washington State.                            

The Lake Lawrence Management District performs a wide range of functions. These include harvesting aquatic weeds, implementing an "integrated pest management plan," and encouraging boater safety.

Contact Us

 Staff contact: Janie Civille (360) 786-5830. E-mail: civillj@co.thurston.wa.us



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