Pets allowed
Guided tours
Backcountry camping
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

Washington Discovery Pass


Waterfront and beach access. Kayak and SUP rental. Picnnic shelters. Playgrounds.


Very crowded on summer weekends.


ADA accessible
Flushing toilets
Boat ramp(s)
Potable water
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas
Bird watching


Nearby Adventures

Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park
Seattle + Tacoma Metro Area, Washington


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