KANASKAT-PALMER STATE PARK
KANASKAT-PALMER STATE PARK
32101 Kanaskat-Cumberland Road
Ravensdale, Washington 98051
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.
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.
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
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.