Water Recreation Anderson Island

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Have a Blast: Water Recreation Anderson Island

As you might expect, Anderson Island is surrounded by the water—compliments of picturesque South Puget Sound. Anderson also has waters where you might not have expected.  Thanks be to its three pristine lakes – Josephine, Florence and Pine Lakes. Water recreation Anderson Island is superb. Members and guests can enjoy trout and bass fishing on both Lake Florence and Lake Josephine. Children may fish well-stocked Pine Lake.  Lake Josephine is “a quiet lake.” It is for swimming, paddling and electric motors only. Lake Florence also has a members’ boat launch.


boating water recreation Anderson IslandYes boating is awesome at Anderson Island. The Riviera Marina is located on the Island’s east side. Enjoy the picturesque view of Mt. Rainier and South Puget Sound. The Marina is a popular arrival, departure and relaxation destination for Riviera Club members. It has 22 boat slips. The marina boasts a gazebo with barbecue grills and restroom facilities. The large fishing dock is a popular place to catch some tasty fish or jig for squid.

The Oro Bay Marina is also a popular boating facility for members of the Oro Bay Yacht Club on the southern end of the island, and includes out-stations for the Tacoma and Bremerton Yacht Clubs.


kayaking water recreation Anderson IslandAnderson Island is an excellent base for many sea kayaking adventures. Paddle sheltered Oro Bay in the south, secluded coves in the northwest and intriguing Eagle Island State Park on the northeast. Eagle Island is a wildlife refuge with an abundance of seals, eagles and frequently whales. More experienced kayakers can enjoy 3-4 hour excursions to nearby Ketron Island. O visit the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. You can even conquer Anderson with a 13 mile paddle around the entire island.

All these possibilities make water recreation Anderson Island a must-do for your familyy.

Video: Kayak to Eagle Island State Park