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King Country Region
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
32101 Kanaskat-Cumberland Road
Ravensdale, Washington   98051

Reservations: 888-226-7688
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park is a 320-acre camping park on a small, low plateau in a natural forest setting. The park has two miles of shorelines on the Green River. Boat and raft launching is by hand only. River rafting and kayaking down the Green River Gorge is for expert-level enthusiasts only. Shoreline activities include nature appreciation, trout fishing and picnicking.Whitewater rafting and kayaking are possible in this park but pose a level of high-difficulty. Fishing and picnicking appeal to visitors with more moderate tastes.

Park hours/updates:

Summer: 8 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.

Nature of the Area
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Bears? Bobcats? Chipmunks? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Foxes? Minks? Otters? Rabbits? Raccoons? Skunks? Squirrels? Weasels? Crows or Ravens? Doves or Pigeons? Ducks? Eagles? Geese? Grouse? Hawks? Herons? Hummingbirds? Jays? Ospreys? Owls? Pheasants? Quail? Woodpeckers? Wrens? Steelhead? Trout

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life ? Cedar? Douglas Fir? Hemlock? Nobel Fir? Spruce? Yew? Alder? Birch? Maple? Daisy? Foxglove? Lupines? Berries? Ferns? Moss or Lichens? Thistle
History of the Area
The area around Kanaskat-Palmer and the Green River Gorge is abundant with mining history. The area is still mined for coal, as it has been for many years. Nearby Flaming Geyser gets its methane flame from a coal seam. Also mined locally was cinnabar, the base ore for mercury.
The park has 31 tent spaces, 19 utility spaces, 3 yurts, one dump station, two restrooms (ADA) and six showers (four ADA). Maximum site length is 50 feet (may have limited availability). In the winter, camping is first-come, first-served. For summer camping reservations, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.

Group Accommodations: The park has a group camp that accommodates up to 80 people. Parking is limited. The camp includes restroom, showers, two adirondack (three-sided) sleeping shelters, eight standard tent sites and a picnic shelter. No motorhomes, trailers or tent-trailers allowed in the group camp. Fees vary with size of the group. To reserve, 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.
Whitewater rafting is available. There is no boat-launch fee for this activity.
Boats and RVs
Leavenworth Outfitters.com Outdoor Center - Leavenworth, WABoat Rentals
We want to share the nature and adventure of river rafting, kayaking, cross country skiing and snoeshoeing in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Washington State with our honored guests.
55.7 miles from park*

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The park offers one large reservable kitchen shelter with water, electricity and two standing barbecues. Three picnic shelters and 49 unsheltered picnic tables are available first-come, first-served. Picnic shelter reservations may be made by calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
Area Attractions
Trails Water Activities Other? 3 mi. Hiking Trails? Fishing (freshwater)? Swimming (freshwater)? White-water Kayaking? Bird Watching? 4 Fire Circles? 2 Horseshoe pits? Mountain Biking? Wildlife Viewing

Winter rafting is possible at the park.
Things To Do in the Area
Leavenworth Outfitters.com Outdoor Center - Leavenworth, WAFamily Outting
We want to share the nature and adventure of river rafting, kayaking, cross country skiing and snoeshoeing in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Washington State with our honored guests.
Web Site: leavenworthoutfitters.com
55.7 miles from park*
Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival - Rollingbay, WAArts/Cultural/Drama
Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival is a family-focused music event organized by volunteers. The festival brings diverse music to the community, raising funds for local charities, this year PAWs of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap.
Web Site: BainbridgeBluegrass.org
39.6 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
February 13 the best
I have been going here camping with family since I was little. It is a great escape away from home while still remaining within reach. Feel like you are hours away from a town, its so quiet. nice camping spots and is kept pretty clean.
October 5 Lovely Camping & Fishing Park by dreamwalker
Beautiful wooded park. Great for day hiking or fishing. We watched the salmon running upstream today. The campgrounds are great. They even have Yurts to rent. Very clean, well kept and even had a Camp Host on site.
July 25 First time for kids
This park provided a great first time experience for my two kids, small enough to let them roam, yet big enough for them to explore. The staff was very helpful.
July 21 Beautiful river-shady park
Our site was huge, seemed like an wooded acre of our own. Quiet campground, missing host. I had to buy shower tokens from another camper.

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Blue Sky R.V. Park
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Located 11 miles northeast of Enumclaw, Wash.

From Hwy. 169: Drive east at Four Corners. Signs begin just after turn. Follow signs eight miles to park.

From Hwy. 410: Turn north at Farman Rd. Follow signs nine miles to park on the left.

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King Country Region
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
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