Why was Lake Ballinger Island closed indefinitely?
Dangerous conditions created by a fire on Ballinger Island have caused the island to be closed indefinitely. The island has dangerous sinkholes, hazardous trees, and the ground is very unstable.

“No Trespassing on Island” signs were posted on the island and along the shores of Lake Ballinger. The City of Edmonds also installed signage in their public right-of-way to alert their residents.

The City of Mountlake Terrace will continue to evaluate the condition of Ballinger Island from a public safety standpoint and will make a determination later in 2010 on what steps to take regarding restoration of the island’s natural habitat.

Until then, Ballinger Island will remain closed to the public. If you see anyone accessing the island, please call 911 immediately.

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