IKE KINSWA STATE PARK
IKE KINSWA STATE PARK
873 State Highway 122
Silver Lake, Washington 98585
Ike Kinswa State Park is a 454-acre camping park with 46,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on the north side of Mayfield Lake. The campsites are forested and available year-round.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.
The park is open year round for camping and day use.
Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Bears? Bobcats? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Muskrats? Rabbits? Raccoons? Skunks? Squirrels? Crows or Ravens? Doves or Pigeons? Ducks? Eagles? Geese? Grouse? Hawks? Herons? Hummingbirds? Jays? Ospreys? Owls? Woodpeckers? Wrens? Bass? Bluegill? Tiger Musky? Trout
Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life ? Cedar? Douglas Fir? Hemlock? Spruce? Alder? Apple? Cherry? Maple? Poplar? Berries? Ferns? Moss or Lichens
The area around Ike Kinswa State Park was originally inhabited by the Cowlitz Indians. Their burial ground is located in the region. Many graves were relocated when the Mayfield Dam backed water up into the canyon. The area was originally named Mayfield Lake State Park, but the name was changed in 1971 to honor Ike Kinswa, a Cowlitz Indian who represented his people.
The park has 31 standard sites, 41 full hookup sites, 31 with water and electric, five cabins, an RV dump station, three restrooms and 10 showers. Maximum site length is 60 feet (may have limited availability). Camping is year-round with a reduced number of campsites in winter. Reservations are accepted for summer camping. To reserve a site, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.Length of stay: You may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park during the summer; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31.
The watercraft launch now has paved parking and two launch lanes. Forty feet of handling dock. This is a busy lake with lots of water-skiing and personal watercraft activity during the warmer months.
A daily watercraft launching permit and a trailer dumping permit is available at the park. Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.