Meridian Lake (150 acres): Located between Kent and SR 18, about two miles east of Kent, this year-around lake has dual WDFW and county park access on the southeast shore with a boat ramp. An excellent fishing pier is available through the county park. Stocked with catchable-size rainbows after May 1 (to reduce bird predation), Meridian is also productive for largemouth bass, yellow perch and brown bullheads.
Editor's Note: As of my visit on Aug 2006, the city finished it's overhaul but the ramp still looks pretty shallow, although it is paved. The WDFW ramp just down the road is rough and also quite shallow with very limited parking. City park has limited parking as well. Beware, the speed boats come out promptly at 9am!