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Washington
King Country Region
Lake Sammamish State Park
Lake Sammamish State Park White Winged Crow © WILLIAM HARRIS
Spotted at Lake Sammamish State Park on 9/19/2016 The American Crow with white in the wings, is the official name of the everyday crow seen across most of North America. Why does this touch of albinism occur in crows more often than most other birds is unknown.
Lake Sammamish State Park White Winged Crow © WILLIAM HARRIS
Spotted at Lake Sammamish State Park on 9/19/2016 The American Crow with white in the wings, is the official name of the everyday crow seen across most of North America. Why does this touch of albinism occur in crows more often than most other birds is unknown.
LAKE SAMMAMISH STATE PARK
LAKE SAMMAMISH STATE PARK
2000 Northwest Sammamish Road
Issaquah, Washington   98027
(lat:47.5599 lon:-122.0555)

Phone: 425-649-4275
Lake Sammamish State Park is a 512-acre day-use park with 6,858 feet of waterfront on Lake Sammamish. The area around the lake was an important culture zone for local Indian tribes for centuries. The park provides deciduous forest and wetland vegetation for the enjoyment of visitors. A salmon-bearing creek and a great-blue-heron rookery are additional features. The park includes diverse natural wetlands, a large great blue heron rookery and the salmon-bearing Issaquah Creek. The park has one of the largest freshwater beaches in the greater Seattle area.to dusk.
History of the Area
The Lake Sammamish area was once a gathering place for Indian tribes. They celebrated their "potlatch," or winter festival, at the south end of the lake, where they hunted, fished and berry-gathered in preparation for winter. The word "Sammamish" comes from the Indian "Samena," meaning "hunter."
Passes
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
Camping
The park has no individual camping.

The park has the Hans Jensen youth group camping area. It accommodates up to 200 people and up to 40 cars. There are 36 picnic tables, 12 stoves, a covered picnic shelter and three vault toilets.
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Boating
Located in King County on Lake Sammamish, the park offers nine watercraft launches located off E. Lake Sammamish Parkway SE. There are two 60-by-4-feet and four 40-by-4-feet finger docks spaced among nine 12-by-30-feet launch ramps. There is one restroom and parking for 250 car / boat-trailer combinations. There are no garbage facilities available pack it in, pack it out.




Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 15 liking the improvements!
We are excited for the new bathhouse to open in time for summer 2015. Then comes new sand, and we hear that a new HUGE destination playground is coming.And lots of cool events! Learn more at Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park website, or find them on Facebook.
September 3 Ruined for me by DKM
I could never visit this park as I would always associate this place with that horrible July day 40 years ago. A bright sunshine filled day turned into one of the cloudiest ever. Janice Ott and Denise Naslund you will never be forgotten. What would your lives have turned out to be. Something only God knows. The other lucky girls form that fateful day. I hope you found peace and happiness. Those of us old enough to remember know what I am talking about. To those younger please enjoy the park but always be careful as you would any place.
April 28
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Area Campgrounds
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15531 South East 37th
Bellevue, WA
800-659-4684
Snoqualmie River RV Park & Campground
34807 SE 44th Place
Fall City, WA
425-222-5545
Seattle/Tacoma KOA
5801 South 212th Street
Kent, WA
253-872-8652
Blue Sky R.V. Park
9002 302nd Avenue SE
Preston, WA
425-222-7910

Directions
Located on the edge of the city of Issaquah, Wash.

From I-90: Drive east to exit #15, and follow the signs.

Washington
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Washington State Parks

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