Nolte State Park is a 117-acre day-use park located in King County. Donated to the state by Minnie Nolte in the 1970s, Nolte State Park is now accessible for day use with a Discover Pass. The park's main attraction is Deep Lake, which is popular for swimming and fishing in the summer months. The park also has a 1.4-mile hiking trail along Deep Lake, and the terrain is mainly flat and leads through huge old-growth trees with views of the lake. Take advantage of several benches along the path as you enjoy the scenic views through the trees.
Nolte State Park has all the essential needs of a park. You'll find plenty of restroom facilities, picnic tables, views of the lake, a beach area, swimming access, a fishing pier, a playground, horseshoes, and shelter for rainy days. The large, grassy area by the playground is perfect for summer actives. A lifeguard can be found at the swimming area occasionally during summer months. And as tempting as it may be to jump off of the docks, they are used for fishing only. Boat access is for carry-in watercraft only, and motorized boats are not allowed.
Along Deep Lake you will find a few dozen picnic tables and grills. The park provides two kitchen shelters for larger groups, one that accommodates up to 50 people. To make reservations, call the park office at 360-825-4646.
Extra parking can be found across the street from Nolte State Park near the north boat launch gate. During winter months this area gets used due to the fact that the park officially closes after October 1. Luckily, visiting the park is still allowed during winter season, though restrooms are closed. If you want to enjoy the solitude of Nolte Park, visiting in the off season may be the best option, as the park is generally quite busy in the summer months.