Nolte State Park is a 117-acre day-use park with 7,174 feet of freshwater shoreline on Deep Lake in the Green River Gorge. Covered with forests and blessed with water, the land was a resort for many years before it was donated to State Parks.Want to support Washington State Parks? Get involved by joining a friends' group. For more information, visit the Friends' Group web page.
Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk.
Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.
Winter Schedule for all Washington State Parks
Don't move firewood: Please protect the Pacific Northwest from invasive species by obtaining or purchasing your firewood at or near your camping destination (within 50 miles). Firewood can carry insects and diseases that threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by buying and burning your firewood locally. For more information, visit online at www.dontmovefirewood.org or the Washington Invasive Species Council website.
The Discover Pass now can be used on either of two vehicles!Annual pass: $30
One-day pass: $10
(Transaction and dealer fees may apply)
A Discover Pass is required for motor-vehicle access to state parks and recreation lands managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Exemptions:
Your purchase of the Discover Pass supports recreation on state lands. However, the Discover Pass is not required if you are camping or renting overnight accommodations, for the duration of your stay at that state park. For additional exemptions and more information, please visit the Discover Pass website
The park has no camping.
Located north of the town of Enumclaw, Wash., at the western edge of the Cascade Mountains in King County.
36921 Veazie Cumberland Road
Enumclaw, WA 98022
From east of Enumclaw:
On SR 410, turn north on 284th Ave., S.E., (look for sign) and continue approximately seven miles to park entrance.
Nolte downloadable pdf map #1
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This summer day-use park is popular for its water activities and grassy lawns on the shore of a small lake. A one-mile hiking path winds around the water.
Formerly a vacation resort known as Deep Lake Park and owned by the Nolte family, the area was donated in the early 1970s to the state of Washington by Minnie Nolte, for whom the park is named.
There are currently no interpretive opportunities at this park.
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| ||• Auto repair|
• Overnight Accommodations
• Pay phone
• Postal service
• White gas
Enumclaw is seven miles away and has most services.
|• 1.4 mi. Hiking Trails|
• 1.4 mi. Bike Trails
|• Boating (freshwater, non-motorized)|
• Fishing (freshwater)
• Swimming (freshwater)
|• Bird Watching|
• 3 Horseshoe pits
• Wildlife Viewing
A short interpretive trail with self guided brochure.
Metal detecting is allowed in the developed area. Department of Fish and Wildlife fishing rules apply at all times. 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 designated free days.
2014 State Parks free days:
Jan. 19 and 20 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 19 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 101st birthday
April 19 – A spring Saturday free day
April 22 – Earth Day
May 11 – A spring Saturday free day
June 7 and 8 – In honor of National Trails Day and WDFW Free Fishing Weekend
June 14 – National Get Outdoors Day
Aug. 25 – In honor of National Park Service’s birthday
Sept. 27 –National Public Lands Day
Nov. 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
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|First Day Hikes: Ring in 2013 by hiking at a Washington state park on New Year’s Day. Discover the natural beauty of Washington as part of a national effort to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Lake Trail: easy hike, all ages, dogs allowed on leash, 1.25 mi. loop. Bring sturdy footwear, layered clothing, food and water. First Day Hikes are presented in partnership with America’s State Parks. For more information about hikes across the country, visit www.americasstateparks.org.
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Picnic and Day-use Facilities
The park provides two kitchen shelters without electricity, plus one sheltered and 50 unsheltered picnic tables. Kitchen shelters are reservable for groups of up to 50 persons. Fees vary, based on size of the group. To make a reservation, visit online
or call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
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• Deer or Elk
|• Crows or Ravens|
• Doves or Pigeons
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• Douglas Fir
• Moss or Lichens
Park photo gallery
We'll be adding photos to this page soon.