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Dates: 1/2/2018 - 12/31/2018
City / State: Olympia, WA
Event Name: Ward Lake
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 109277 2018/Y2133
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5k, 10k - 1A
Description: Enjoy views of Ward Lake as you walk in neighborhoods surrounding the lake. Ward Lake is a quiet fishing lake managed by the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife for Rainbow Trout and Kokanee. The lake also has Largemouth Bass, Bluegill Sunfish, Coastal Cutthroat Trout, and Rock Bass. Only the 10k route goes right down to the shore. The path down to the lake is the only gravel surface on the walk. The city of Olympia's Kettle View Park was so named because it's close to several glacial kettles, which are large depressions in the ground formed by retreating glaciers.
Amenities: Strollers: Hard | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: State Capital, Take a Walk In a City Park, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: M-F 5am-9pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 12-5
Location: Briggs Community YMCA
Start Point / Driving Directions: 1530 Yelm Highway SE, Olympia, WA 98501. From I-5 southbound, take Exit 103 (2nd Avenue). Turn left on Custer Way SE. Turn right on Cleveland Avenue SE, which becomes Yelm Highway. Left on Briggs Drive SE (just before Henderson Boulevard traffic signal). Turn right on first street (Maple Lane) and right into parking lot. If lot is full, please park on the street. From I-5 northbound, take Exit 103 (Deschutes Way). Turn right on E Street SE and then turn left on Capitol Boulevard SE. Turn right on Custer Way SE. Turn right on Cleveland Avenue SE and then follow directions above.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Holiday closures: New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Restrooms at start point Kettle View Park, and Ward Lake Public access (rustic) ESVA challenges: womb to tomb (10k only)
Host Club: Capitol Volkssport Club
Contact: Chase Davis (360) 584-6446
Website: capitolvolkssportclub.org
E-Mail Contact: GX7QR2@comcast.net