Lawrence Lake

Lake Lawrence in Thurston County

Lake Lawrence
Lake 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.

Lake Lawrence Advisory Committee

The LMD Advisory Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. at the Lake Lawrence West Community Club Lower Lodge.  All Lake Lawrence residents are invited, and encouraged, to attend.

For a list of Advisory Committee members, please contact Janie Civille. Contact information below.

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Contact Us

 Staff contact: Tim Wilson (360)786-5831. E-mail:



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