Once an active logging town, Big Lake is a quiet rural community about five miles east of the city of Mount Vernon. What Big Lake lacks in population, it makes up for with sweeping views of its namesake lake and the Cascade Mountains. Although the town of Big Lake doesn't have any veterinarians, there are 15 veterinary clinics just a short drive away in Mount Vernon should your pet need medical attention.
Big Lake has a couple of restaurants, a grocery, a resort and a nine-hole golf course. This small village is an extremely pawpular spot to enjoy a day of water sports on the lake. The Big Lake itself is a great place to kayak or canoe with your furry friend! There is a public boat ramp located on the southwest side of the lake for easy access.
If you’re looking for a fur-iendly hotel, the Best Western College Way Inn in Mount Vernon is happy to host people and their pets in their clean and updated rooms.
Also near Big Lake on the east side of Mount Vernon, you can enjoy a delicious meal at Fireweed Terrace Restaurant and Lounge at the Eaglemont Golf Course. Their menu features locally-sourced, homemade cuisine plus a dozen rotating craft beers on tap. You’ll have a great view while you enjoy a meal on their dog-friendly patio.
With gorgeous views and plenty of outdoor opportunities, Big Lake is one tiny town you and your pup are going to love.