Travelers are voting Lake Sammamish, Lake Washington and Lake Meridian as the best of 7 lakes near Seattle. There are 3 lakes near Shelton a city just 31 km from Seattle and 4 lakes near Olympia which is 32 km distant. The most popular of these are Capitol Lake near Shelton and Mason Lake in Olympia. You can find 56 lakes in Washington and 2108 lakes in the country of United States. Our members favorite in Washington is Lake Padden and Lake Superior is the top pick in United States. Want more? Check out our map of lakes near Seattle.