Limekiln Preserve and Westside Lake, San Juan Island (Accessible to the public)

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The Land Bank acquired this land for its ecological, scenic, and public access values. This 174-acre preserve abuts Deadman Bay, surrounds Limekiln Point State Park to the east, and stretches north along Westside Road. A dam impounds Westside Lake and controls the outflow of drainage into Deadman Bay. When the Land Bank purchased the Limekiln Preserve in 1997, it acquired approximately two-thirds of Westside Lake. Protection of the remainder of the lake and the drainage into Deadman Bay had been a priority for the Land Bank Commission. The acquisition of the remainder of the ten-acre Westside Lake property three years later secured complete protection of the lake providing additional recreational access as well as habitat for waterfowl, other birds, and wildlife.
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