|• 0.5 mi. ADA Hiking Trails|
• 5 mi. Hiking Trails
|• Boating (freshwater, non-motorized)|
• 1 boat ramp (freshwater)
• Fishing (freshwater)
• Swimming (freshwater)
|• Bird Watching|
• Mountain Biking
The park has an ADA fishing dock and playground equipment.
A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife website.
Free days at state parks
: Visit Washington state parks for free. The Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park on ten designated free days in 2013.
The 2013 State Parks free days are as follows:
Jan. 21 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 30 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 100th birthday on March 19
April 27 and 28 – National Parks Week
June 1 – National Trails Day
June 8 and 9 – National Get Outdoors Day and Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing weekend
Aug. 4 – Peak season free day
Sept. 28 – National Public Lands Day
Nov. 9 through 11 – Veteran's Day weekend
Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days. For more information, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov
|Date/time||Event description||State Park|
2 - 4 p.m.
|Trillium Trek: Discover the first flowers of spring, including the white blooms of trillium, in celebration of the Washington State Parks Centennial. Hike along the trails with a guide from the Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia State Parks and learn how to identify the plants and animals found in the dense forest of Lake Sylvia State Park. The event begins at the kitchen shelter in the day-use area. Participants are asked to leave pets at home. Presented by the Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia State Parks. For more information, visit www.theschaferstateparkteam.org, write firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360) 249-2573.
||Lake Sylvia, day-use area|
||Kids Fishing Derby: Children are welcome to the annual kids fishing derby at Lake Sylvia State Park. Cast into the clear waters of Lake Sylvia and try to catch the biggest – or the most – fish. Prizes are award to event category winners. Presented by the Moose Lodge.
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
||Fall Festival: Each year, art and fun take over the day-use area and forested trails of Lake Sylvia State Park. Compete in the annual triathlon, take part of the pancake breakfast in the kitchen shelter, walk through forest to explore booths by local artist and more. Presented by the Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia State Parks. For more information, visit www.theschaferstateparkteam.org.
Full list of events
at Washington State Parks
There is one boat ramp. Electric but not gasoline-powered boat motors are allowed.
A daily watercraft launching permit for $7 and a trailer dumping permit for $5 is available at the park.
Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online
, and at parks when staff is available.
Picnic and Day-use Facilities
The park provides one kitchen shelter without electricity, one sheltered picnic table and 75 unsheltered picnic tables. To make a reservation, visit online
or call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.