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Black Lake[2] is a lake located about 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Olympia, Washington.[3] It has two outflows; the Black River, which drains into the Chehalis River and thence to Gray's Harbor and the Pacific Ocean, and Percival Creek, which drains into Capitol Lake and thence into Puget Sound.

Black Lake
Black Lake is located in Washington (state)
Black Lake
Black Lake
Location of Black Lake in Washington State
LocationNear Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater
Coordinates46°59′31″N 122°58′41″W / 46.992°N 122.978°W / 46.992; -122.978Coordinates: 46°59′31″N 122°58′41″W / 46.992°N 122.978°W / 46.992; -122.978[1]
Surface area573.7 acres (232.2 ha)
Surface elevation440 ft (130 m)

Black Lake was so named on account of the dark character of its water.[4]


  1. ^ "Black Lake Topo Map, Thurston County WA (Maytown Area)".
  2. ^ "Black Lake". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
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  4. ^ "Thurston County Place Names: A Heritage Guide" (PDF). Thurston County Historical Commission. 1992. p. 6. Retrieved 28 March 2018.