Nearly 8,000 new lake residents
Welcome to the Long Lake Community Website
WhatsUpLongLake is the communication tool for engaging and informing the community using Long Lake in Thurston County. The Long Lake Management District Steering Committee (LMDSC) manages & administers the site. No content reflects an official County position.
Long Lake is part of a four-lake Woodland Creek drainage system within the Henderson Inlet Watershed. Hicks Lake flows into Pattison Lake, then Long Lake, and into Lois Lake, which drains into Woodard Bay, and finally to Henderson Inlet in Puget Sound.
328 surface acres
Mean depth - 12 feet
Max. depth - 21 feet
Length - ~1.5 miles
Shoreline length - 7.1 miles
Join us in our efforts to help our Lake community.
LMD Steering Committee Members
County Staff to LMD
Tim Wilson 360-786-5831
Cole Webster, Aquatic Resource Specialist Office:360-786-5830
Latest Newsletter & LMDSC Minutes
County Staff publish a semi-annual Newsletter in cooperation with LMD Steering Committee. Generally, the Newsletters are mailed to residents included in the Management District. However, the Winter 2022 Newsletter is only available here online.
Click here to read the latest Newsletter.
Click here to read the latest LMDSC Meeting Minutes.
Another location option for a proposed airport
Good news for local residents concerned about locating a new commercial airport site in south Thurston County. Yakama is a willing partner for the Washington State Transportation Commission looking to find a location for a new airport.
Click here to read the latest.
2023 LMD Annual Meeting
The 2023 Annual Meeting occurred Thursday, January 26, 2023.
Click here to download the 2023 LMD Annual Meeting presentation.
WA State RCW 36.61 authorized WA counties to create management districts in 1985. A committee of dedicated Long Lake residents in cooperation with County staff submitted County Resolution 8568 on March 9, 1987 that requested a vote by property owners to establish a new Long Lake management district including taxing authority. With Ordinance 8587 on April 13, 1987, Thurston County Commissioners authorized Long Lake Management District 2 for a period of five years. Since then, at the request of the Long Lake Management District Steering Committee, Thurston County adopted six subsequent Long Lake Management District resolutions covering the following years continuously.
Click here to download a more complete historical LMD timeline.
And click here to read a 1997 Long Lake News article capturing the memories of Bill & Blanche Oliva. The Oliva family moved to Long Lake in 1961. They recalled "Millionaires Row", a deadly float plane crash, Richter's Dairy Farm that is now Vista Village, and the Shorewood Villa dance pavilion; the names sake for several subdivisions around the lake. Bill Oliva died in 2012.