Fodor's Expert Review Lake Sammamish State Park

The Eastside Park (National/State/Provincial)

Due to Washington State budget cuts, a Discover Pass is now required at all state parks ($10 for the day or $30 for the year), which has made for a more subdued experience at this 512-acre day-use park just off I–90. Though lifeguards are no longer on duty, there are two sandy beaches, plenty of picnic tables (it's best to bring your own basket rather than test the concessions), a playground, and seasonal kayak and paddleboard rentals via Issaquah Paddle Sports (206/527–1825). There are a few shady walking trails, and if you head east, you can connect to the Samammish River Trail and walk or bike all the way to Marymoor Park.

Park (National/State/Provincial) Family

Quick Facts

2000 N.W. Sammamish Rd.
Issaquah, Washington  98027, USA

425-455–7010

www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selectedpark=lake%20sammamish

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Discover Pass required ($10/day or $30/yr)

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