KANASKAT-PALMER STATE PARK
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park is a 541-acre camping park on a small, low plateau in a natural forest setting. The park has two miles of shorelines on the Green River. Boat and raft launching is by hand only. River rafting and kayaking down the Green River Gorge is for expert-level enthusiasts only. Shoreline activities include nature appreciation, trout fishing and picnicking.Whitewater rafting and kayaking are possible in this park but pose a level of high-difficulty. Fishing and picnicking appeal to visitors with more moderate tastes.
The area around Kanaskat-Palmer and the Green River Gorge is abundant with mining history. The area is still mined for coal, as it has been for many years. Nearby Flaming Geyser gets its methane flame from a coal seam. Also mined locally was cinnabar, the base ore for mercury.
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page
The park has 25 tent spaces, 19 partial-hookup sites with electricity, six yurts, one dump station, two restrooms ADA, and six showers four ADA.
The park has a group camp that accommodates up to 80 people. Parking is limited. The camp includes restroom, showers, two Adirondack three-sided sleeping shelters, eight standard tent sites, and a picnic shelter. No motor homes, trailers, or tent-trailers allowed in the group camp.
The six yurts at Kanaskat-Palmer are 16 feet in diameter by 10 feet high and are furnished with bunk beds that sleep three, a queen-size futon, overhead light, and small end table. Outside is a picnic table, fire grill, utility hookup, and a deck that is ADA accessible. Bathrooms and showers are nearby.