South Fork Tolt Reservoir is buried behind logging lands and is part of the Seattle Public Utilities water supply system with its ultra-paranoia lockdown zone. You can't get within viewing distance of it without being attacked by armies of security. Why Seattle is so ultra paranoid someone is going to poison its reservoirs that you can't even hike to it when most of the country can water ski on theirs is beyond me, but I'm sure the managers would tell you
with great gravity why this is so very necessary for public safety. I suspect if I had 1/10th the annual security budget for this reservoir, I would be retiring immediately!
Suffice it to say you are not going to be recreating
or even seeing this lake! Says Ryan Biggs
This lake is located in the wonderful Northern Cascade Range.