|• 1.5 mi. Hiking Trails|
• 1.5 mi. Bike Trails
|• Boating (freshwater)|
• 9 boat ramps (freshwater)
• Fishing (freshwater)
• Personal Watercraft (freshwater)
• Swimming (freshwater)
• Water Skiing (freshwater)
|• 1 Amphitheater|
• Bird Watching
• 2 Horseshoe pits
• Interpretive Activities
• 2 Softball Fields
• 5 Volleyball Fields
• Wildlife Viewing
The park offers easy hiking trails, plus bicycling and mountain biking through natural areas along paved and compacted dirt roads. Kayak rentals are available in the summer. There are sanded volleyball courts, but many people place volleyball nets anywhere on the beach. There are two bath houses with dressing rooms and two "big toy" children's play areas. There are two baseball fields.
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|
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
|Northwest Paddling Festival: The 11th Annual Northwest Paddling Festival returns to Lake Sammamish State Park for a day of racing, vendors and discovery. It’s THE event for kayakers, canoers, stand-up paddleboarders and other paddlesport enthusiasts. Demo boats, take a first time SUP’in class, peruse vendor booths, learn how to setup a low impact campsite with the Washington Water Trails Association, find out if you’re the fastest sea kayak packer and much more. A $5 is required for those demoing gear and boats. For more information, visit www.northwestpaddlingfestival.com.
||Lake Sammamish, sunset beach|
|Lake Sammamish Race: This rowing race begin and ends on Sunset Beach at Lake Sammamish State Park. Take the short course, six-mile challenge or the long course 13.3-mile option. Registration and fee required for participation. Presented by Sound Rowers. For more information, visit www.soundrowers.org/LakeSammamish.aspx.
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There are nine watercraft launches located off E. Lake Sammamish Parkway SE. There are two 60 feet by 4 feet and four 40 feet by 4 feet finger docks spaced among nine 12 feet by 30 feet launch ramps. There is one restroom and parking for 250 car/boat-trailer combinations.
A daily watercraft launching permit for $7 in additon a Discover Pass is still required
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 reservable kitchen shelter has two sinks and a center counter with electrical outlets. There are horseshoe pits and a sand volleyball area nearby. The shelter accommodates groups up to 400 people.
The Rotunda, another rentable shelter, has three sinks and, a central fireplace. It accommodates groups of up to 100 people.
The Creek shelter is the only group site to offer a view of the lake. It is reservable for groups of up to 200 people and offers a volleyball areas.
All day-use facilities are reservable by visiting online
or calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
The park also offers one sheltered and 475 unsheltered picnic tables, plus 80 barbecue grills on stands.