|• 12 mi. Hiking Trails|
• 5 mi. Bike Trails
|• Boating (freshwater, non-motorized)|
• Fishing (freshwater)
• Swimming (freshwater)
• White-water Kayaking
|• 1 Amphitheater|
• Bird Watching
• Interpretive Activities
• Mountain Biking
• Mountain Climbing
• Rock Climbing
• Wildlife Viewing
Fishing, rafting, kayaking, canoeing and swimming are popular at Big Eddy, a satellite park five miles east.
Rock climbing is possible at the Index Town Wall, 12 miles east of Wallace Falls.
A variety of mountain-climbing and winter activities are available for experienced hikers and outdoor enthusiasts at Mount Pilchuck, 60 miles northwest of the park.
Be prepared for hiking by bringing proper gear, including:
- good socks and footwear,
- extra clothing,
- compass, or GPS, and a good map.
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
Full list of events
at Washington State Parks
There is a boat ramp at Big Eddy (a satellite park five miles east) for put-in or take-out on the Skykomish river.
• Snow Play
Picnic and Day-use Facilities
The park provides two kitchen shelters without electricity, plus five sheltered and five unsheltered picnic tables. Both are available first-come, first-served. Picnic tables are all first come, first served.
The park is extremely busy on summer days. Parking usually fills by 11:00 a.m. on the weekends.