News Release 11-056
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1111 Israel Road S.W., P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8500
Don Hoch, Director
Sandy Mealing, (360) 902-8559
Brian Hageman, (360) 249-3621
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service:
Fall Festival returns to Lake Sylvia State Park
Sep. 19, 2011 –
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to attend the second annual Fall Festival celebration at Lake Sylvia State Park in Grays Harbor County.
The festival runs from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24 at Lake Sylvia State Park, 1812 Lake Sylvia Road, Montesano. The event begins with a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m., and is followed by music in the park, games, an art show in the woods, guided interpretive walks, a farmers’ market, Dutch-oven cooking demonstrations and children’s activities. All are welcome. The Discover Pass is required for those attending the event.
The festival also will feature individual and team triathlon and the duathlon for those ages 13 years and older. Kids 12 years and younger may participate in the mini individual triathlon. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., races begin at 8 a.m. Participants may register in advance by visiting www.active.com. A registration fee is required for participation.
The Fall Festival is sponsored by the Friends of Lake Sylvia. All proceeds go to the friends group to help support Lake Sylvia State Park. For more information about the Fall Festival, please visit www.friendsoflakesylvia.org.
Lake Sylvia State Park is a camping park with freshwater shoreline along Lake Sylvia. The park began as an old logging camp in a wooded area halfway between Olympia and the Pacific Coast. The lake was formed by damming up Sylvia Creek for the purpose of log ponding and power production. The 233-acre camping park is popular with anglers with its creek-fed lake that is stocked annually with rainbow trout. There are two rail-trails located in the park. One of the trails includes a wooden bridge built just above the elevation of the water. The boardwalk bridge makes a great location for fishing.
The Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. The 98-year-old park system will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2013.
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