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Tolmie State Park 'Bridge to the Beach' © Gary Morgan
This is a HDR photo of the bridge at Tolmie State Park, looking toward the beach. Dec. 11, 2011
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TOLMIE STATE PARK
TOLMIE STATE PARK
7730 61st Ave NE
Olympia, Washington   98506

Phone: 360-456-6464
Tolmie State Park
'Bridge to the Beach'
© 2011 Gary L. Morgan

This is a HDR photo of the bridge at Tolmie State Park, looking toward the beach. Dec. 11, 2011

Tolmie State Park
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Tolmie State Park
'Tolmie State Park'
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Mt. Rainier over Puget Sound

Tolmie State Park
© Serge Naday Pa

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Tolmie State Park is a 105-acre marine day-use park with 1,800 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound. This forested park is on Nisqually Beach, a few miles from Olympia, the state's capital city. The park offers a variety of beachside activities and an underwater park built by scuba divers. The park features an underwater park for scuba divers, a saltwater marsh, a beach, a forest and abundant wildlife.

Park hours/updates:

Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk.Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, Oct. 2 through April 1.

The park is open year round for day use.
Nature of the Area
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Chipmunks? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Rabbits? Raccoons? Skunks? Squirrels? Crows or Ravens? Ducks? Eagles? Geese? Gulls? Hawks? Herons? Hummingbirds? Jays? Ospreys? Owls? Woodpeckers? Wrens? Clams? Crabs? Mussels? Oysters? Sea Birds? Seals? Shellfish? Shrimp? Bullhead? Cod? Eel? Perch? Salmon? Shark? Steelhead? Trout

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life ? Cedar? Douglas Fir? Hemlock? Yew? Alder? Maple? Foxglove? Rhododendron? Berries? Eel Grass? Ferns? Moss or Lichens? Seaweed
History of the Area
The park is named for Dr. William Frazer Tolmie (1812-1866) who spent 16 years with the Hudson Bay Company at Fort Nisqually as a physician, surgeon, botanist and fur trader.
Camping
There is no camping available at this park, but there are five mooring buoys available for boaters who wish to tie up and stay overnight on their boats.
Park Store
Available in the area? Auto repair? Camping? Diesel? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Gifts? Golf? Groceries? Hardware? Hospital? Overnight Accommodations? Pay phone? Postal service? Propane

All services are available within a few miles of the park.
Boating
The park provides five mooring buoys. Moorage fees are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m.
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.
97.9 miles from park*


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Picnicking
The park provides two kitchen shelters with electricity, plus 11 sheltered and 20 unsheltered picnic tables. Kitchen shelters include picnic tables, water, sinks and grills. The upper kitchen shelter, which accommodates up to 50 guests, can be reserved by calling the park at (360) 456-6464.
Nature Programs
Displays on the beach and in the upper picnic areas describe the evolution/ecology of the shoreline and the history of the park.
Area Attractions
Trails Water Activities Other? 3 mi. Hiking Trails? Boating (saltwater)? Diving? Fishing (saltwater)? Swimming (saltwater)? Clamming? Crabbing? Beachcombing? Bird Watching? 2 Fire Circles? Wildlife Viewing
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.
97.9 miles from park*
Take command and be the Skipper Rent one of our Larson powerboats by the hour or the entire day. Take in the scenery or zip around the sound in a speedboat, deck boat, or cruiser. If you don't have the need for speed rent one of our Kayaks, Canoes or Pedal Boats. You can enjoy the scenery at your pace. Whatever your desire may be here at Gig Harbor you will make memories that will last a lifetime.
16.8 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
April 20 Wonderful fun for the whole family by Sherrie
We come to the park whenever we can, which is often. Facilities are clean and the beach is great for combing and sand castles when the tide is out!!
December 15 Fun, Fun, Fun! by Julie from Georgia
We visited the beach area and waded into the mud flats. The kids loved it! There are great views on a clear day. Sand dollars, crabs and shells were abundant. Wonderful natural place to visit!!!
November 11 Great place to scuba dive! by MZ
Cool sand dollars and barges. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYpA1k9CNEk


Area Campgrounds
Olympia Campground
1441 83rd Avenue SW
Olympia, WA
360-352-2551

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