Lake Washinee and Lake Washining are known as the Twin Lakes. The lakes are twins not because of their size or shape but because of a Machain Chief who named them after his two daughters. Lake Washinee, which means Smiling Water, is the longer of the two lakes at 1.6 miles long and slightly under a quarter mile in width and is referred to as West Twin. Lake Washining, which means Laughing Water, is the rounder, larger of the twin lakes and is known as East Twin. Lake Washining is just under 1 mile long with a width of 1.3 miles.