Lake Sylvia State Park
Adults, kids and adult kids, go play at Lake Sylvia State Park!
Hidden in the hills between Olympia and the Washington Coast, Lake Sylvia is a classic state park. Set in a former logging camp above the historic town of Montesano, park life revolves around a large swimming and fishing lake that draws families to its shores all summer long.
While children head straight for the water or the playground, grown-ups and teens take advantage of the old logging roads-turned-bike-trails. You may end up muddy, tired and happy after a day of riding.
Hikers come from all around southwest Washington to cover the year-round, 5-mile loop trail, which rolls gently from the campground, over wetlands and a small covered bridge. A walk around the lake reveals a dam that provided hydro-electric power to the logging camp in the early 1900s. Park trails connect to a network of hiking and biking trails in the surrounding 5,000-acre Montesano City Forest.
The kids won't want to get out of the water on a warm summer day, so why not make it a campout at this charming family park?
Lake Sylvia State Park is a wooded, 252-acre camping park with 15,000 feet of freshwater shoreline. Aside from displays of 20th-century logging gear, the lake offers abundant fishing, and the rustic charm of the park makes for excellent day and group camping trips.
PICNIC & DAY-USE FACILITIES
The park provides one kitchen shelter with electricity, one sheltered picnic table and 75 unsheltered picnic tables.
0.5 miles of ADA hiking trails
5 miles of hiking trails
WATER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
OTHER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
Located in Grays Harbor County on Lake Sylvia, the park offers one boat ramp. Electric but not gasoline-powered boat motors are allowed.
Launching a boat at a state park requires one of the following:
An annual launch permit (Natural Investment Permit); or
An annual Discover Pass and a daily launch permit; or
A one-day Discover Pass and a daily launch permit.
The park has 31 standard campsites, 4 partial-hookup sites, one dump station, three restrooms (one ADA), and six showers (four ADA). In addition, there are four primitive walk-in sites and two primitive sites for hikers and bicyclers. Most sites will accommodate either a tent or an RV. Maximum site length is 30 feet (limited availability). Individual campsites are reservable from April 1 - Sept. 30.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.
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