PUD-owned recreation sites at Spada Lake Reservoir -- including Culmback Dam Recreation Site, North Shore Recreation Site, South Fork Recreation Site and South Shore Recreation Site -- are officially open for the season as of Saturday, April 24.
There is still snow present in these areas and water temperatures are extremely cold, so members of the public are encouraged to plan for these conditions.
Spada Lake reservoir is the principal source of drinking water for Snohomish County’s population. As a result, the maintenance of high-quality water is of primary importance. Water quality depends upon responsible public observation of the following:
- No combustion engines allowed
- Licensed motorized vehicle operation on improved roads only
- Picnicking at designated sites
- Public must use site toilets
- Pets must always be on leash
- No overnight camping
- No swimming or wading in creeks or reservoir (this includes pets)
- No stand-up paddle-boarding on the reservoir
- No inflatable devices allowed on Spada Lake Reservoir (this includes rubber rafts)
South Fork and South Shore sites include a boat launch, picnic tables, parking and restrooms; however, the boat launch at the South Shore site is currently inaccessible to trailered boats. Culmback Dam and North Shore sites include viewpoints, restrooms and picnic tables. Culmback and North Shore are only accessible by hiking-in or bicycling from Gateway Trailhead.
For more information on how to access these sites visit the Spada Lake Reservoir Access page.