Barnes Lake


3Listings$20K-$650K$1MTotal Value
Barnes Lake, Washington

The Barnes Lake real estate market is a beautiful, but lesser known, marketplace for lake property in Washington.

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About Barnes Lake
Location and Access

Barnes Lake in Washington is located half a mile from the city Tumwater, in Thurston County.

The city of Tumwater, Washington can be described as the “southern gateway” to the Seattle/Tacoma metropolitan area.

In case of an emergency, the local hospital, such as the Multicare Indigo Urgent Care, is approximately 10 minutes away. The international airport closest to Barnes Lake is the Seattle-Tacoma Airport (SEA).

The city of Tumwater is very family-friendly, and elementary through high schools are located close to Barnes Lake. The Tumwater School District is described as a “safe, caring, and supportive learning environment for all students.”


The lake is a beautiful landscape that provides recreational value to the residents.

Fishermen will be able to find a variety of fish in Barnes Lake. The most popular fish caught include largemouth bass and bullhead catfish.

Barnes Lake prides itself on supporting a variety of fish, birds, and animals.

Based on reports, Barnes Lake's water quality is dilute and algal blooms are not a general concern for the nearby residents. The lake volume is flushed approximately twice a year.

What’s Nearby?

There are many attractions in the city of Tumwater that are just a short drive away from Barnes Lake. If you are wanting to enjoy the nearby luxuries of athletic clubs, country clubs, parks, and more, then this location is perfect for you.

Brewery Park and Isabella Bush Park are located nearby and offer acres of land for individuals to enjoy the beautiful scenery of trails, cascades, play areas, and a variety of wildlife to observe.

The Valley Athletic Club is situated just five minutes down the road and offers physical training, tennis, youth programs, and more!

If you are a golf player, you are in luck! The Tumwater Golf Club is only five minutes down the road and considered to be one of the “finest courses in the Pacific Northwest.” This world-class golf course offers players an ideal 10-acre driving range with the features of multiple tee boxes.

Excellent Location for Lake Life

Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or waterfront property, Barnes Lake is an excellent choice.