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Washington State Parks

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Volcano Country Region
Ike Kinswa State Park
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873 State Highway 122
Silver Lake, Washington   98585
Ike Kinswa State Park is a 454-acre camping park with 46,000 feet of freshwater shoreline on the north side of Mayfield Lake. The campsites are forested and available year-round.

Park hours/updates:

Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.

The park is open year round for camping and day use.

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, Coyotes, Deer or Elk, Muskrats, Rabbits, Raccoons, Skunks, Squirrels, Crows or Ravens, Doves or Pigeons, Ducks, Eagles, Geese, Grouse, Hawks, Herons, Hummingbirds, Jays, Ospreys, Owls, Woodpeckers, Wrens, Bass, Bluegill, Tiger Musky, Trout

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life , Cedar, Douglas Fir, Hemlock, Spruce, Alder, Apple, Cherry, Maple, Poplar, Berries, Ferns, Moss or Lichens
History of the Area
The area around Ike Kinswa State Park was originally inhabited by the Cowlitz Indians. Their burial ground is located in the region. Many graves were relocated when the Mayfield Dam backed water up into the canyon. The area was originally named Mayfield Lake State Park, but the name was changed in 1971 to honor Ike Kinswa, a Cowlitz Indian who represented his people.
Park Store
Available in the park Available in the area, Camping, Pay phone, Fire wood, Auto repair, Boat rental, Camping, Diesel, Fishing/hunting, Gasoline, Gifts, Groceries, Hardware, Hospital, Overnight Accommodations, Pay phone, Postal service, Propane, Recreational equipment, White gas, Wood, Swimming

Most services are available within a few miles of the park.
The park has 31 standard sites, 41 full hookup sites, 31 with water and electric, five cabins, an RV dump station, three restrooms and 10 showers. Maximum site length is 60 feet (may have limited availability). Camping is year-round with a reduced number of campsites in winter. Reservations are accepted for summer camping. To reserve a site, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.

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.
The watercraft launch now has paved parking and two launch lanes. Forty feet of handling dock. This is a busy lake with lots of water-skiing and personal watercraft activity during the warmer months.

A daily watercraft launching permit and a trailer dumping permit 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.

Ike Kinswa State Park is

There are 52 unsheltered picnic tables, available first-come, first-served.
Area Attractions
Activities Trails Water Activities Other, 2.5 mi. Hiking Trails, 2 mi. Bike Trails, Boating (freshwater), 2 boat ramps (freshwater), 40 feet of dock (freshwater), Fishing (freshwater), Personal Watercraft (freshwater), Swimming (freshwater), Water Skiing (freshwater), 2 Horseshoe pits, Mountain Biking, Sailboarding, Wildlife Viewing

Fishing is good for trout, silvers and tiger muskie.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 11 we had deer come to campsite by Nancy Romero
oh the beautiful water view and the trees are beautiful. great place to camp. My grandkids had a blast.
August 18 Be prepared for extremely dirty bathroom
Park was beautiful. Good tree cover. Bathrooms constantly running out of toilet paper and walls and floors always covered in dirt. Ceiling to floor dirt. Even after it is cleaned, it is covered in dirt, it was just moved around with a broom. Sounds echo a lot, so if you need it silent for sleep, not a good place to stay.
August 26 A lovely place by Patricia Gordon, Maryland
We were only there for a day but were impressed by the beauty of the surroundings, the accommodations and the professionalism of the attendants. We hope to return. Who is Ike Kinswa?
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Area Campgrounds
Lake Mayfield Marina & Resort, LLC
350 Hadaller Road
Mossyrock, WA
Harmony Lakeside RV Park
563 State Route 122
Silver Creek, WA
Nearby Hotels

Located four miles north of Mossyrock, Wash., on the north side of Mayfield Lake in Lewis County.

From I-5: Take exit #68 (U.S. 12 E, Morton, Yakima), and drive east on U.S. 12 for 14 miles. Turn north on SR 122 (Silver Creek Rd.) and drive 1.9 miles. At Y-intersection, take SR 122 (Harmony Rd.) east for 1.6 miles to the park.


Washington State Parks