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  • S-3 Rotunda Shelter and picnic area at Lake Sammamish State Park.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • S-3 Rotunda Shelter and picnic area at Lake Sammamish State Park.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Lake Sammamish State Park picnic area.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Lake Sammamish State Park.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Lake Sammamish State Park playground.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Lake Sammamish State Park playground.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Lake Sammamish.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Looking northeast toward Issaquah Creek sand spit.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Rower out on Lake Sammamish.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Lake Sammamish State Park.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Sunset Beach at Lake Sammamish State Park.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Lake Sammamish State Park.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Picnic area and lawn near Tibbetts Beach.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Tibbetts Beach at Lake Sammamish State Park.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Tibbetts Beach at Lake Sammamish State Park.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Concession stand and kayak rental at Tibbetts Beach.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Picnic area and lawn near Tibbetts Beach.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • S-1 Kitchen Shelter and picnic area.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • S-1 Kitchen Shelter at Lake Sammamish State Park.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • S-1 Kitchen Shelter with potable water and electrical outlets.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • S-1 Kitchen Shelter at Lake Sammamish State Park.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • 3002 Creek Shelter at Lake Sammamish State Park.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Footbridge over Issaquah Creek.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Meadow on the east side of Issaquah Creek at Lake Sammamish State Park.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Issaquah Creek at Lake Sammamish State Park.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Lake Sammamish State Park.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Lake Sammamish State Park.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Boat ramp area at Lake Sammamish State Park.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • View of the East Lake Sammamish Trail from Lake Sammamish State Park.- Lake Sammamish State Park
  • View of the East Lake Sammamish Trail from Lake Sammamish State Park.- Lake Sammamish State Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Waterfront and beach access. Kayak and SUP rental. Picnnic shelters. Playgrounds.
Cons: 
Very crowded on summer weekends.
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Region:
Seattle + Tacoma Metro Area, WA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Washington Discovery Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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With over a mile of Lake Sammamish shoreline and a myriad day use facilities, Lake Sammamish State Park is one of King County's most popular playgrounds. Most notably, the 512-acre park features, three large and reservable picnic shelter areas, two beaches (Sunset and Tibbetts) with enclosed swimming areas and shower/bathroom facilities, kayak and SUP rentals, a summer concession stand, two playgrounds, sand volleyball courts, boat ramp access to Lake Sammamish, an officially recognized great blue heron rookery (listed as a Washington State Birding Trail by the Audubon Society), 1.5 miles of hiking and biking trails, and access to the East Lake Sammamish Trail.

To handle the masses that descend during the summer months, the park boasts an incredible 475 picnic tables and 80 barbecue grills.

The park also features nearly a dozen soccer/sports fields and the Hans Jensen Youth Group Camp that can accommodate as many as 200 guests. The Group Camp further features 36 picnic tables, 12 stoves, four vault toilets, and one picnic shelter.

Note: All of the park's facilities, including the Hans Jensen Youth Group Camp, can by reserved by calling 888.226.7688 or can be booked online.

Kayak, Paddle Boat + SUP Rentals

During the summer months, Issaquah Paddle Sports runs equipment and life vest rentals as well as lessons and youth programs at Tibbetts Beach. Call 425.891.5039 or visit them online for more information.

East Lake Sammamish Trail

The East Lake Sammamish Trail is a multi-use hiking/biking trail that stretches along 11 miles of the eastern shore of Lake Sammamish. Both paved and gravel in different sections, the trail occupies a right-of-way originally used by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad until it was acquired by the county in 1998.

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