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Lake Sylvia State Park
Copyright: - Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Lake Sylvia State Park
Description - Lake Sylvia State Park covers 233 acres with approximately 15,000 feet of freshwater shoreline. The park offers 118 picnic sites, a beach kitchen, a group camp, two cooking shelters, parking for 136 vehicles, 270 feet of developed swimming beach, one swimming float, five miles of trails, 35 non-hookup sites, two primitive sites, and a group camping area with a capacity of 120.

Recreation - Activities at the park include picnicking, swimming, boating, hiking, camping, fishing, and children's Big Toy play equipment.

Climate - Washington's climate varies with each region. The Cascades split the state and alter weather patterns. Western Washington is temperate, due to the coastal geography. The water is a stabilizing force for the climate, making extreme temperatures rare. The area receives large amounts of rainfall from Pacific storms and some snow during winter months.

Location - Lake Sylvia State Park, in south coastal Washington, is located one mile north of Montesano, in Grays Harbor County.

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Filed By: Aaron K. (Seattle, WA)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Great mountain biking, fun for kaiaking, nice veiws, not cold. Our campsite was a little small, but overall, Lake Sylvia is awesome.

Filed By: Jim Gray (Longview, WA)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Lake Sylvia State Park was awesome. We had not been here before and were blown away by the swimming, hiking trails, and the campground itself. We plan to come back every summer.

Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Lake Sylvia is one of the most beautiful places around. Spending the afternoon fishing with your feet dangling from the wooden dock is extremely relaxing whether you get a bite or not. Lots of photograph opportunities in the park and on hiking trails. Lake is fun for the family to swim in and great place for a picnic. The restrooms are outstanding, very clean and have showers for kids after swimming in lake and playing in sand. Park is beautifully kept. Just outside of town, it's a short driving distance. I can't say enough about Lake Sylvia. I love it.

Filed By: J Miller (Des Moines, WA)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This is one of our favorite places to camp! We love that we can put our Kayaks in the water on day one and leave them in the water until we are ready to head for home. Lots to do...hiking, fishing, swimming and just plain relaxing! We highly recommend this state park.

Filed By: Michelle (Tacoma, WA)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: I did not like it at all. My kids could not play freely because it was so overcrowded. Other campers were rude. After the first day, there was nothing left to do. The only real positive thing I can say is that the bathrooms were exceptionally clean. We will not return ever.

Filed By: Jake (San Diego, , CA)
Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I've not been to Lake Sylvia since I was a child, but the memory of the peacefull lake, campfire smoke trailing up into the trees, and hikes around the lake still stay with me to this day. I highly reccomend this campground to families, couples and anyone traveling around the peninsula. It's Just plain Good.

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Contact Information:
Lake Sylvia State Park, P.O. Box 701 , Montesano, WA, 98563, Phone: 360-249-3621, Fax: 360-249-5571

Additional Information:
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