The mission of the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District is to build a healthy community through effective, sustainable stewardship of the District’s parks and open space, and through the development and delivery of innovative cultural and recreation opportunities.

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Gazzam Lake Park and Wildlife Preserve Trails

Located between Baker Hill Road and Marshall Road, a quarter mile east of Crystal Spring Drive.

Google Map - Gazzam, Close Property and Peter's Property

Gazzam Trail Map - Showing Marshall Trailhead
Gazzam Trail Map - Showing Deerpath Trailhead

Gazzam Lake Park and Wildlife Preserve and trail system includes 444.6 acres of highly valued upland forests and wetlands in the southwest quadrant of Bainbridge Island, between Baker Hill Road and Marshall Road.  There are two entrances to the Park, one from the North end a quarter mile east of Crystal Spring Drive from Marshall Road with very limited parking.  The other from the South end off of Baker Hill Rd on Deerpath Lane, which has a 4 car parking area at the trail head.
Gazzam Lake, in the northwest part of the park, is a 13-acre freshwater wetland area that has remained substantially untouched by human development, thus providing scenic beauty and wildlife habitat for a variety of species.

Gazzam Lake Park and Wildlife Preserve offers nearly 4 miles of trail when combined with the more recent acquisitions of the Peter’s Property and the Close Property.  The 2 miles of class I trail within the Gazzam Lake Park are ideal for leisure walks while the connections to Close and Peter’s class III trails offer more challenge and exercise for the fitness enthusiasts. 

Wildlife abounds inside the Preserve and we are constantly reminded that wildlife is just that, wild.  Owls protecting their nests have been reported to swoop at trail users in an attempt to protect their nests.  All visitors of the Preserve are encouraged to give wildlife a wide berth, keep your pets on a leash, and respect the inhabitants of our natural landscape.  Deer, coyotes, and even bears have been reported to be seen by visitors of this site.


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