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Washington State Parks

USA Parks
King Country Region
Federation Forest State Park
Federation Forest State Park © John Hartman
Federation Forest State Park © Brenda Hartman
Federation Forest State Park is a day-use natural area with 619 acres of old growth evergreens. Located along the White River, the park provides visitors with 12 miles of hiking trail, three interpretive trails, an interpretive center with a gift shop and four picnic areas.
History of the Area
The park was acquired, built and organized through the work of Catherine Montgomery and her affiliation with the Washington State Federation of Women's Clubs. The park was dedicated in 1949 and was acquired in four parcels from 1941 to 1971.
This park is for day-use only and has no overnight camping or parking.

There are two picnic shelters wthout electricity and five sheltered picnic tables. The upper picnic area has drinking fountains, a covered shelter, braziers and restrooms with running water. To reserve a picnic shelter or for parties of 20 or more, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. The park has ADA-compliant restrooms and four standard restrooms.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
February 10 WONDERLAND by claycats4
I drove through Federation Forrest in October 2016. It truly was like driving through Wonderland. The fall leaves were dressed in their Sunday clothes and floating in the air, with the afternoon sun shining through the evergreens where it could sneak in. The yellow leaves looked like little embers of fire falling softly to earth. It was heaven. I recommend a trip through Federation Forrest in the fall.
December 8 Gorgeous old growth forest by Ann Ewel
This is a fabulous park. I have never seen more than a handful of people here. It is a beautiful old growth forest. There is a short nature walk with beautiful interpretive signs, and then you can explore the trails and walk through beautiful groves of old huge trees. This is where I bring my guests from out of town. The hikes have little to no elevation so it is a very accessible walk.
September 30 The interpretive center is great by Mat
Have a sign saying what is open and when there are guides (if any), and when visitor center is staffed.


Located 18 miles east of Enumclaw, Wash.

From I-5: Take SR 18 ( Auburn-Enumclaw exit). Drive south to Enumclaw. Turn left on Hwy. 410 at Safeway Shopping Center. Follow Hwy. 410 east for 18 miles. At milepost 41, turn right at interpretive center entrance.


Washington State Parks