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Olympic & Kitsap Peninsulas Region
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Schafer State Park
Schafer State Park
SCHAFER STATE PARK
SCHAFER STATE PARK

Phone: 360-482-3852
Schafer State Park is a 119-acre camping park on the Satsop River, midway between Olympia and Ocean Park. A big attraction to park users is the abundant fishing for steelhead, cutthroat trout and salmon on the Satsop River. Wading and swimming in the shallow water make it an equally attractive site for family gatherings. Buildings are constructed from native stone. This park is known for its fishing opportunities, including sea-run cutthroat trout in summer, salmon in the fall and steelhead in late winter. There is abundant wildlife in the park. Wading and swimming are possible in the river.

Park hours/updates:

The park is open year round for day use.

Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk.Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.

Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Nature of the Area
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Bears? Bobcats? Chipmunks? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Marmots? Rabbits? Raccoons? Skunks? Squirrels? Chukars? Crows or Ravens? Ducks? Eagles? Grouse? Hawks? Herons? Hummingbirds? Jays? Ospreys? Owls? Pheasants? Quail? Woodpeckers? Wrens? Salmon? Steelhead? Trout

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life ? Cedar? Douglas Fir? Hemlock? Spruce? Alder? Apple? Ash? Maple? Poplar? Daisy? Foxglove? Lupines? Rhododendron? Berries? Ferns? Moss or Lichens? Poison Ivy
History of the Area
Schafer State Park is a colorful haven created in memory of John and Anna Schafer. The Schafer Brothers' Logging Company donated the park to the state of Washington in 1924. Prior to 1922, the area comprising the park was the scene of many Schafer picnics. Schafer State Park is a colorful haven created in memory of John and Anna Schafer. The Schafer Brothers' Logging Company donated the park to the state of Washington in 1924. Prior to 1922, the area comprising the park was the scene of many Schafer picnics.
Camping
The park has 32 tent spaces, ten utility spaces, one dump station, one restroom with showers. Utilility sites have water and power. Sites have no hook-ups. Maximum site length is 40 feet (may have limited availability). There are two bicycle camping sites. All campsites are first-come, first-served.

Group Accommodations: The park provides two group camps that can be reserved starting Jan. 1 each year. Fees vary with size of the group. For information or reservations, call the park at (360) 482-3852.

Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.Length of stay: You may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park during the summer; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31.


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Picnicking
Two covered picnic shelters in the day use can be reserved starting Jan. 1 each year. Reserve by contacting the park at (360) 482-3852.
Area Attractions
Activities Trails Water Activities Other? 2 mi. Hiking Trails? Fishing (freshwater)? Swimming (freshwater)? Bird Watching? 60 Fire Circles? 2 Fire Circles (sheltered)? 2 Horseshoe pits? Interpretive Activities? Wildlife Viewing



Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 23 we love the river and so do the kids by splash
great place for kids and lots of playing time in the river, perfect destination to get out of the city.
April 17 our own nature retreat by rivermouse
we return every august for 4 days of awesome tubing on all forks of the satsop river, walking the trail &great food and campfires
January 29 our little home away from home. by happy camper
This is a nice family park on the river, we make it one of our summer time events


Area Campgrounds
Elma R.V. Park
4730 State Route 12
Elma, WA
866-211-3939
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Directions
Located 12 miles north of Elma, Wash., on the East Fork of the Satsop River in Mason County.

From Elma:Drive 12 miles north on the East Satsop Road. The park is also accessible via the Brady exit from U.S. Hwy. 12. This route offers a scenic 10-mile drive.

USA Parks
USA Parks
Washington
Washington
Olympic & Kitsap Peninsulas Region
Olympic & Kitsap Peninsulas Region
Schafer State Park
Schafer State Park