LAKE SAMMAMISH STATE PARK
LAKE SAMMAMISH STATE PARK
2000 NW Sammamish State Park
Issaquah, Washington 98027
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.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Chipmunks? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Rabbits? Raccoons? Squirrels? Crows or Ravens? Doves or Pigeons? Ducks? Geese? Gulls? Hawks? Herons? Jays? Owls? Woodpeckers? Bass? Salmon? Trout
Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life
In recent times, coal was mined in the area and shipped by rail to Seattle.
? Cedar? Douglas Fir? Hemlock? Nobel Fir? Alder? Birch? Cherry? Maple? Daisy? Foxglove? Rhododendron? Berries? Ferns? Moss or Lichens? Poison Ivy
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."
The park has the Hans Jensen youth group camping area. It accommodates up to 100 people and up to 40 cars. There are 36 picnic tables, 12 stoves, a covered picnic shelter and four vault toilets. To reserve call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. The fee is per person and a non-refundable reservation fee applies.
Services/Supplies Available in the park Available in the area? Boat rentals? Pay phone? Auto repair? Camping? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Gifts? Golf? Groceries? Hardware? Marine supplies? Overnight Accommodations? Pay phone? Postal service? Propane? Recreational equipment? White gas? Wood? Swimming
Kayak rental is available in the summer. Most other services are available near the park.
"Seriously Fun, 5K Obstacle Run!" . Mud Factor is a family fun run with participants 4 years old and up. This is a 5k(3 mile) running course social athletic event. Obstacles are placed throughout the course with several mud pits constructed to enhance this unique experience. This is not a competitive event, with no timing or scoring whatsoever. Discover Pass required.
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Great Inflatable Race
This event is an approximate 5k fun run with 8-10 inflatable obstacles spread throughout the course. Discover Pass required.
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Lake Sammamish Watersports Festival
A watersports event to celebrate all aspects of watersports and safety. Discover Pass required.
Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Color Me Rad 5K
BIGGER. BADDER. RADDER. For the first time in 5K history, Color Me Rad is doing the unthinkable - eight color stations. That's literally double the color stations of any other fun run. You'll run through eight color stations where our volunteers will cover you from head to toe in pink, yellow, green, blue, and violet. Did we mention that it's gluten free? Meet the newest member of the family- the Color Gel. It will rad you from head to toe, with a cooling sensation and full coverage, guaranteeing that you're being your best selfie. In 2015, every RAD participant gets access to free photos from professional action sports photographers so you can brag about your RAD experience without spending a dime. We're all about style, ease, and steez, which is why each participant is getting the softest RAD t-shirt ever made and the ever infamous RAD tattoo. And if that wasn't enough, we're also throwing in some killer knee-highs, which we will proceed to knock off. Discover Pass required.
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
There are nine boat-launch ramps near the Hans Jensen area, and the park provides 40 feet of dock. There are two 60 feet by 4 feet and four 40 feet by 4 feet finger docks spaced among nine twelve feet by 30 feet launch ramps. There is one restroom and parking for 250 car/boat-trailer combinations.
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.
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.
54.9 miles from park*