SCHAFER STATE PARK
SCHAFER STATE PARK
Schafer State Park is a 119-acre camping park on the Satsop River, midway between Olympia and Ocean Park. A big attraction to park users is the abundant fishing for steelhead, cutthroat trout and salmon on the Satsop River. Wading and swimming in the shallow water make it an equally attractive site for family gatherings. Buildings are constructed from native stone. This park is known for its fishing opportunities, including sea-run cutthroat trout in summer, salmon in the fall and steelhead in late winter. There is abundant wildlife in the park. Wading and swimming are possible in the river.
The park is open year round for day use.
Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk.Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.
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. Marmots. Rabbits. Raccoons. Skunks. Squirrels. Chukars. Crows or Ravens. Ducks. Eagles. Grouse. Hawks. Herons. Hummingbirds. Jays. Ospreys. Owls. Pheasants. Quail. Woodpeckers. Wrens. Salmon. Steelhead. Trout
Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life . Cedar. Douglas Fir. Hemlock. Spruce. Alder. Apple. Ash. Maple. Poplar. Daisy. Foxglove. Lupines. Rhododendron. Berries. Ferns. Moss or Lichens. Poison Ivy
Schafer State Park is a colorful haven created in memory of John and Anna Schafer. The Schafer Brothers' Logging Company donated the park to the state of Washington in 1924. Prior to 1922, the area comprising the park was the scene of many Schafer picnics. Schafer State Park is a colorful haven created in memory of John and Anna Schafer. The Schafer Brothers' Logging Company donated the park to the state of Washington in 1924. Prior to 1922, the area comprising the park was the scene of many Schafer picnics.
The park has 32 tent spaces, ten utility spaces, one dump station, one restroom with showers. Utilility sites have water and power. Sites have no hook-ups. Maximum site length is 40 feet (may have limited availability). There are two bicycle camping sites. All campsites are first-come, first-served.
Group Accommodations: The park provides two group camps that can be reserved starting Jan. 1 each year. Fees vary with size of the group. For information or reservations, call the park at (360) 482-3852.
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.