Gissberg Ponds, or more formerly known as Gissberg Twin Lakes County Park, is located just off of Interstate 5 in Smokey Point, Wa. With two good sized lakes and walking paths all around I felt an instant escape from the outside world upon arriving here.
I parked right at the bank of the Southern lake and immediately took off on foot toward the path dividing the two fishing holes. The sun was out and so were the the fisherman with rubber boots and carrying tackle boxes, the little old lady with the floppy sun hat enjoying a book at the base of an ancient tree in the cedar grove, and the two darling ducks gliding across the quieter north pond. Seeing others out enjoying nature and being in their element helped put me right into the mood as well.
It turns out that both of the Gissberg Ponds were man-made back in the 1970’s. They hold annual fishing derby’s here and are amply stocked with rainbow trout and channel catfish every May. The North Pond is only open to juvenile fisherman. It’s also a nice spot for a picnic or walking the pooch. Much more than what you would expect from the side of the freeway!
16324 Twin Lakes Ave Marysville, Wa 98271