SEAQUEST STATE PARK
Seaquest State Park is a 475-acre, year-round camping park near Mount St. Helen's. The beautifully forested park claims over a mile of Silver Lake shoreline, a shallow wetland lake. Enjoy one mile of wetland trail and six miles of woodland trails for hiking and bicycling; see spectacular views of wildlife, Silver Lake and the surrounding area. There are also children's play areas and playing fields. Great seasonal fishing, boating and swimming are available nearby. The major draw to this park is Mount St. Helens. An outstanding interpretive center details history and geology of the volcano. An ADA-compliant trail opens to a view across Silver Lake of Mount St. Helens. There is excellent wildlife viewing in both wetland and lowland forest habitats.
The park is open year round for camping and day use. Some campsites are closed in the winter.
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? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Foxes? Rabbits? Raccoons? Skunks? Squirrels? Crows or Ravens? Ducks? Eagles? Geese? Grouse? Hawks? Herons? Hummingbirds? Jays? Ospreys? Owls? Woodpeckers? Wrens? Bass? Bluegill? Catfish? Crappie? Perch? Trout
Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life
The park is on the shores of Silver Lake, which was formed when a previous eruption of Mount St. Helens permanently dammed Silver Creek. Silver Lake is only ten feet deep.
? Cedar? Douglas Fir? Hemlock? Yew? Alder? Apple? Cherry? Maple? Daisy? Foxglove? Lupines? Orchids? Paintbrush? Rhododendron? Rose? Berries? Ferns? Moss or Lichens? Thistle
The property was willed to Washington state upon the death of Alfred L. Seaquest, the owner of the family homestead. Seaquest stipulated in his will that if liquor were ever sold on the property, the land would "revert to the ownership of Willamette University."
The park has 55 tent spaces, 33 utility spaces, five yurts, one dump station, five restrooms (four ADA) and six showers (four ADA). Maximum site length is 50 feet (may have limited availability). The north, south and mid-camp loops are in forest settings. Reservations are suggested in the summer. To reserve a campsite, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
Group Accommodations: The group camp offers a covered shelter for tables, a tent area, a fire pit, two braziers and hose bib. Rates are per person maximum capacity 25. Reservable May 15 through Sept. 15, call (888) CAMPOUT OR (888) 226-7688; the remainder of the year it is first-come, first-served.
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.
Available in the park Available in the area? Camping? Pay phone? Fire wood? Auto repair? Boat rental? Camping? Diesel? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline?Gifts?Groceries? Hardware? Hospital? Overnight Accommodations? Pay phone? Postal service? Propane? Recreational equipment? Wood
Most services can be found in Castle Rock, six miles west of the park.
The closest public-access boat ramp is operated by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. It is located five miles east of Seaquest on Highway 504.