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Waterfront Parks

For everyone who loves the outdoors, Washington State waterfront parks offer not only a wealth of state parks but also some of the best national parks in the country - more than 100 state and national parks in all!

From the vast majesty of Olympic National Park to gardens and trails throughout Puget Sound, the Eastern Cascades, and the San Juan Islands, Washington is a premiere destination for hiking, biking, river rafting, kayaking, and other outdoor recreation. The many rivers and lakes in Washington also offer every kind of water sport: fishing, boating, water skiing, and more.

Of course, the Washington State waterfront parks, both the state park and national park system, provides for some of the best camping in Washington state, from rugged outdoor adventures to well-maintained campgrounds ideal for family vacations.

If you're planning on visiting the Washington coast or if you're relocating to the area, the Washington Discover pass and a national parks pass (there are a number of options within the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series) offer affordable, all-year access to the many Washington State waterfront parks

As always, if you have a story that you would love to share about Washington State waterfront parks, please visit the Washington Waterfront Facebook page! We would love to hear where you enjoyed a waterfront adventure in our lovely state!

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25 Mile Creek State Park

(509) 687-3610

20530 S. Lakeshore Road, Chelan, WA, 98816

Twenty-Five Mile Creek State Park is a 235-acre inland waters camping park on the forested south shore of Lake…

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Alki Beach

1702 Alki Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA, 98116

One of the best stretches of beach in Seattle, enjoy this strip of sand skirting the edges of Elliot Bay, boasting…

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Alki Point Lighthouse

(206) 841-3519

3200 Point Place Southwest, Seattle, WA, 98116

Built in 1913 the tidy little Alki Point Lighthouse is located above a pebbled beach overlooking Puget Sound, at the…

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Allyn Waterfront Park

18560 E State Route 3, Allyn, WA, 98524

A popular waterfront park for weddings and events, the Allyn Waterfront Park features a large gazebo that can be…

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Alta Lake State Park

509-923-2473

1B Otto Road, Pateros, WA, 98846

Alta Lake State Park is a 181-acre camping park where the mountainous pine forests meet the desert. Alta Lake is…

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American Camp

Friday Harbor, WA

U.S. soldiers and British Royal Marines spent 12 tense years on San Juan Island before Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany…

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American Lake

Tacoma, WA

Explore two public parks on large American Lake: American Lake North Park & Marina and Harry Todd Park. Both…

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Anderson Lake State Park

(360) 385-1259

1061 Anderson Lake Road, Chimacum, WA, 98325

Anderson Lake State Park is a remote day-use park of cedar, fir, and alder forest mixed with freshwater marshes.…

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Anderson Landing Preserve

(360) 337-5350

Anderson Landing NW, Silverdale, WA, 98383

68 Acre nature preserve with walking trails, view point. The trailhead and a small parking lot are about 200 yards…

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Apple Capital Loop Trail

Apple Capital Loop Trail, Wenatchee, WA, 98801

This 13 mile trail, circling the Columbia River in Wenatchee, Washington, is designed for cyclists, walkers,…

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