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Description - Seaquest State Park covers 475.13 acres with 5,640 feet of freshwater shoreline on Silver Lake. Also included is 116 acres of wetlands. There are 76 campsites, 16 trailer sites, four bicycle sites, 113 picnic sites, a kitchen shelter (accommodates 100), a campfire ring, six horseshoe pits, four swings, two Big Toy sets, a group camp area with three Adirondack shelters which can accommodate 50 persons, two cooking shelters, and 8.0 miles of hiking trails. Under cooperative agreement with the U.S. Forest Service, the Mt. St. Helen's National Volcanic Monument Interpretive Center is located on State Park property across from the entrance to Seaquest State Park.

Recreation - Recreational activities include fishing for trout, salmon, and spiny-ray fish; camping, picnicking, horseshoes, playground activities, and hiking.

Climate - Influenced by the Pacific Ocean and surrounding mountains, this area is characterized by a generally wet and temperate climate. Winters are cool and cloudy with rain and some snow. Maximum winter temperatures are normally in the mid- to high 40s with minimum temperatures in the mid 30s. Summers are warm and relatively dry with maximum and minimum temperatures in the mid 70s and low 50s, respectively.

Location - Seaquest State Park, in southwest Washington is located 5.5 miles east of Castle Rock on State Highway 504 (Spirit Lake Memorial Hwy. SR504) at Silver Lake in Cowlitz County.


Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Jim Gray (Longview, WA)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We went overnight and had a good time. We hiked around and mainly just hung out at the campsite. Good bathrooms/showers. It was quiet. It's great if you are just looking to hang out and relax. But there is not a lot to offer. No swimming, etc. But it's a great local spot for a get-a-away.

Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Really enjoyed being so close to Mt St Helens. A very clean park. Excellent place for camping while spending the day elsewhere hiking or something. The campsites are gorgeous.

Filed By: Tiffany (Tacoma, WA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: We all thought this park was pretty lame. Freakin' gopher holes everywhere on the big grassy field. The big toy play area was so-so. The only thing that might redeeem this park is the trail which I didn't get to go on since the kids were so bored with this park within 10 minutes. Probably won't go back because we would much rather go to Lewis & Clark State Park which is not too far away.

Filed By: John (Portland, OR)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: The one-mile boardwalk loop at the Mt. St. Helens Visitor Center is a highlight. Great chance to observe wildlife on Silver Lake! You can take the pedestrian tunnel under 504 for a few more miles of hiking through secondary forest on a maze of trails.


More Information

Contact Information:
Seaquest State Park, P.O. Box 3030 Spirit Lake Highway , Castle Rock, WA, 98611, Phone: 360-274-8633, Fax: 360-274-9285

Additional Information:
Seattle Area/Volcano Country - This is Volcano Country, home of three volcanoes and a gorge, all in remarkably close proximity to urban centers, from Portland to Puget Sound. This region includes the Seattle and Tacoma metropolitan areas as well as Vancouver, Washington.
Washington State Parks - Washington has 149 state parks located around the state.

Links:
Washington State Parks - Official Agency Website

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