Lake Samish is located 6.5 miles southeast of Bellingham. It contains two basins which are connected by a narrow strait. The smaller west arm has deep bay, and the larger east arm is a shallow bay. There are several small inlets that flow into the lake, including Lake Creek, Barnes Creek and Wefer Creek. Lake Samish drains via Friday Creek to the Samish River. There are beautiful Waterfront homes all around the Lake. Lake Samish Park is on the north end of the lake a popular spot for swimming on hot summer days.