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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Lake Forest Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lake Forest Park and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Lake Forest Park:
    • 47.756641, -122.280639
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Lake Forest Park
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Lake Forest Park ...

We have found two communities that share the name Lake Forest Park.

Within Washington, the name Lake Forest Park is unique.

Beyond Washington, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Louisiana
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Lake Forest Park is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 2,035 miles [3,275 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Lake Forest Park that is located in King County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Forest Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Lake Forest Park.
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex County
      • This Lake Forest Park is located in Middlesex County and lies 2,467 miles [3,970.3 km]<1> to the east of the Lake Forest Park that is located in King County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Forest Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Lake Forest Park.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lake Forest Park ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cedar Park [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Park
    • Cedar Park [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Lake Forest Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Park
  • Cedar Valley [Snohomish County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Valley
    • Cedar Valley [Snohomish County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Lake Forest Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Valley
  • Echo Lake [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Lake
    • Echo Lake [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Lake Forest Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Lake
  • Evergreen [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
    • Evergreen [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lake Forest Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Firdale [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Firdale
      • Firdale [Snohomish County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Lake Forest Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Firdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Firdale
    • Lake City [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Lake Forest Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Mapleleaf [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleleaf
      • Mapleleaf [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Lake Forest Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleleaf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleleaf
    • Meadow Brook [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Brook
      • Meadow Brook [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Lake Forest Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Brook
    • Moorlands [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorlands
      • Moorlands [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Lake Forest Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moorlands have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorlands
    • Olympic Hills [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympic Hills
      • Olympic Hills [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lake Forest Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olympic Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympic Hills
    • Ronald [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronald
      • Ronald [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Lake Forest Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ronald have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronald
    • Shoreline [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoreline
      • Shoreline [King County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Lake Forest Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoreline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shoreline<3>
    • Spring Beach [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Beach
      • Spring Beach [King County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Lake Forest Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Beach
    • Thrashers Corner [Snohomish County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thrashers Corner
      • Thrashers Corner [Snohomish County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Lake Forest Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thrashers Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thrashers Corner
    • Victory Heights [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victory Heights
      • Victory Heights [King County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Lake Forest Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victory Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victory Heights

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Lake Forest Park. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Edmund Turney Allen     (Aviation pioneer)
      • Aviation pioneer. He was born in Chicago (IL) on January 4, 1896 (a Saturday) and died in Seattle (WA) on February 18, 1943 (a Thursday) at the age of 47. He is buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Lake Forest Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edmund Turney Allen<4>
    • Paul Gardner Allen     (Businessman, philanthropist)
      • Businessman, philanthropist. He was born in Seattle (WA) on January 21, 1953 (a Wednesday) and died in Mercer Island (WA) on October 15, 2018 (a Monday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Acacia Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Lake Forest Park.
      • Mercer Island is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Lake Forest Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Gardner Allen<4>
    • Andy Holm Anderson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bremerton (WA) on November 13, 1922 (a Monday) and died in Seattle (WA) on July 18, 1982 (a Sunday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park (King County, Washington).
      • Bremerton is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Lake Forest Park.
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Lake Forest Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Holm Anderson<4>
    • John Archer     (Actor)
      • Born: Ralph Bowman
      • Actor. He was born in Osceola (NE) on May 8, 1915 (a Saturday) and died in Redmond (WA) on December 5, 1999 (a Sunday) at the age of 84.
      • Redmond is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Lake Forest Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Archer<4>
    • Earl Averill     (Major League Baseball)
      • Full name: Howard Earl Averill
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Snohomish (WA) on May 21, 1902 (a Wednesday) and died in Everett (WA) on August 16, 1983 (a Tueday) at the age of 81.
      • Snohomish is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Lake Forest Park.
      • Everett is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Lake Forest Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Averill<4>
    • Bobby Brown     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Seattle (WA) on October 25, 1924 (a Saturday) and died in Fort Worth (TX) on March 25, 2021 (a Thursday) at the age of 96. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas).
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Lake Forest Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Brown<4>
    • Carlos Bulosan     (Writer, poet, activist)
      • Writer, poet, activist. He was born in Binalonan (Philippines) on November 24, 1913 (a Monday) and died in Seattle (WA) on September 13, 1956 (a Thursday) at the age of 42. He is buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Lake Forest Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carlos Bulosan<4>
    • George Henry Burns     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Niles (OH) on January 31, 1893 (a Tueday) and died in Kirkland (WA) on January 7, 1978 (a Saturday) at the age of 85. He is buried at Calvary Catholic Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • Kirkland is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Lake Forest Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Henry Burns<4>
    • Octavia Estelle Butler     (Author)
    • Ann Carter     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Syracuse (NY) on June 16, 1936 (a Tueday) and died in North Bend (WA) on January 27, 2014 (a Monday) at the age of 77. She is buried at Tahoma National Cemetery (King County, Washington).
      • North Bend is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Lake Forest Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ann Carter<4>
    • Tom Catlin     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Ponca City (OK) on September 8, 1931 (a Tueday) and died in Seattle (WA) on June 7, 2008 (a Saturday) at the age of 76. We don't have any burial details.
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Lake Forest Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Catlin<4>
    • Carol Elaine Channing     (Actress, singer, dancer, comedian)
      • Actress, singer, dancer, comedian. She was born in Seattle (WA) on January 31, 1921 (a Monday) and died in Rancho Mirage (CA) on January 15, 2019 (a Tueday) at the age of 98. The body was cremated.
      • Seattle is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Lake Forest Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carol Elaine Channing<4>
    • Robert 'Bob' Chesnes     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Oakland (CA) on May 6, 1921 (a Friday) and died in Everett (WA) on May 23, 1979 (a Wednesday) at the age of 58. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Snohomish County, Washington).
      • Everett is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Lake Forest Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Bob' Chesnes<4>

How Far From Lake Forest Park to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Lake Forest Park to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Lake Forest Park and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Seattle, which is the Seat of King County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lake Forest Park to Seattle, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Olympia, which is the State Capital of Washington, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,317 miles [3,728.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 91 days and walking would take 132 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,763 miles [10,884 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,524 miles [12,108.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,649 miles [9,091.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lake Forest Park: www.cityoflfp.com/

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lake Forest Park) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lake Forest Park. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake Forest ParkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Forest Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.7566, Longitude: -122.2806    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Lake Forest Park to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 340.838 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 342.395 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.713 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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