You May Not Want To Swim In This Washington Lake This Summer Due To A Dangerous Discovery
Summer in Washington is the perfect time to get out there and enjoy the state’s plethora of outdoor attractions. Unfortunately, however, there’s one popular attraction that requires special precaution this season. Just 20 minutes from Port Townsend, Anderson Lake has shown high levels of toxic Blue-Green Algae in recent reports. While the state park is still open for day use, visitors have been warned to steer clear of the water’s temporary — yet dangerous — toxins.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
For updates on the current advisories at Anderson Lake State Park, click here. What are your thoughts on this outbreak? Be sure to share with us.
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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