Hicks Lake

A 160-acre lake in Lacey that is a popular for swimming, kayaking, and fishing. There is a public boat launch with two toilets.

launch point

Approach the boat launch on Ruddell Rd from the north or south. Turn east onto 25th Ave. SE, and then turn a right (south) onto Hicks Lake Rd SE. Drive past the Wanschers Community Park entrance on your left and continue to the public boat launch and fishing entrance.

Land Mangers

Information for Leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the recommended party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.
2800 Hicks Lake Road, Lacey, WA 98503
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