Lake Sylvia State Park is a quiet, 233-acre camping park with 15,000 feet of freshwater shoreline. The park is an old logging camp in a wooded area halfway between Olympia and the Pacific shore. Aside from the interesting displays of old logging gear and curiosities, the lake is good for fishing, and the rustic charm of the park makes for excellent day outings and group camping trips.

hiking
28 days ago

pretty muddy this time of year but still fun!

walking
4 months ago

Good hiking trail for small kids and dogs. Lots of cool little bridges including a covered one. Roughly 2.3 miles round trip from Lake Sylvia State Park campground. We have done the trail in the winter too and it looks totally different with frost, snow and ice.

Love running these trails, it's been so nice lately!

on Lake Sylvia Trail

camping
4 months ago

Nice hike, great overnight stay in the campground. I have MS and CHF so I had to take the uphill portions of the trail slow, but I did it! Would be slick in rainy weather. Campgrounds were quiet and well kept. Clean facilities include showers. Canoe was tied up right at the site.

was nice hike, covered bridged was great. good trails

backpacking
4 months ago

nice setting, great path luv'd it

Well marked. The lake loop is 1.5 miles & the forest Creek loop is 2.2 miles. Need Discover Pass to park. West side of both trail loops looked ADA comp., East side not at all.

camping
10 months ago

Camped there, was lucky to get a site right by the lake. Loved the place

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Very family friendly. I have young kids and will be going again

mountain biking
2 years ago

Pretty steep and technical but reasonable on the downhill if you go up the road along the west side of the lake and then hard left up the logging road after the lake. Great technical trail along that logging road with a teeter totter on a log. Many trails up along the lake Sylvia ridge and in the surrounding hills.

hiking
2 years ago

Easy hike, kids loved the bridge and "waterfall." We went off course a bit and hiked up to the comm tower at the top - there were some great views of Montesano from there. The park has a playground and lake. Will definitely take the family back again!

Makes for a nice, easy and short hike. Was fun to take a camera, kids and dog. People are friendly though the office at the park dosent open till 2:30 pm, if you have any questions, makes it difficult. But over all a nice little trip.

hiking
4 years ago

Not a bad hike. did it in 3 hours taking my time... you do have to wake through a section that has been logged. but overall a nice trail.