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Welcome to Big Lake ...

Big Lake is located in Skagit County<1>.

The location of Big Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Big Lake: Big Lk.

Big Lake is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Big Lake lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Big Lake is within the (360) area code.

Communities Also Named Big Lake ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Big Lake - they are located in Alaska, Arkansas, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Big Lake.

Communities near Big Lake ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Big Lake.

  • Mount Vernon [Skagit County]
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    • Mount Vernon [Skagit County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Big Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,336 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Vernon<5>
  • Oak Harbor [Island County]
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    • Oak Harbor [Island County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Big Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,643 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Harbor<5>
  • Arlington [Snohomish County]
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    • Arlington [Snohomish County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Big Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,068 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<5>
  • Anacortes [Skagit County]
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    • Anacortes [Skagit County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Big Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,715 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anacortes<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sedro-Woolley [Skagit County]
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      • Sedro-Woolley [Skagit County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Big Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,182 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sedro-Woolley<5>
    • Burlington [Skagit County]
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      • Burlington [Skagit County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Big Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,543 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burlington<5>
    • Stanwood [Snohomish County]
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      • Stanwood [Snohomish County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Big Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,571 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanwood<5>
    • La Conner [Skagit County]
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      • La Conner [Skagit County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Big Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 958 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Conner<5>
    • Lyman [Skagit County]
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      • Lyman [Skagit County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Big Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 475 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<5>
    • Hamilton [Skagit County]
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      • Hamilton [Skagit County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Big Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Big Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Big Lake.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Big Lake. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Big Lake.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Big Lake. See our Newspapers Page for Big Lake.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Big Lake ...

Looking for more information about Big Lake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Big Lake, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Big Lake.

Adding Big Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Big Lake in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Big Lake was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Big Lake on our Genealogy Page.

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About Skagit County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Big Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Skagit County: www.skagitcounty.net/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Skagit, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Big Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Big Lake) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Big Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Big LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Big Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4029, Longitude: -122.2413       In this case, the coordinates for Big Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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