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Lake Sylvia State Park

Campground Description:  Lake Sylvia State Park is owned and operated by the State of Washington.  Lake Sylvia State Park has something for everyone - swimming, fishing, hiking, bicycling, and, of course, camping.  The park offers a boat launch but is open only to non-engine powered boats, canoes and kayaks.  Lake Sylvia is set in a grove of evergreen and red alder trees that grow to the edge of the lake.  The road through the campground is paved but none of the camping sites are paved.  Larger motor homes and trailers will find backing into the RV camping and tent camping sites difficult.  The recommended maximum trailer length is 30 feet. Lake Sylvia is almost walking distance to Montesano, Washington.  The lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout which makes Lake Sylvia a hot spot for local fishermen and fisherwomen. Reeling in a 18 inch, 2 pound rainbow is certainly not uncommon on Lake Sylvia.  The lake is small enough that the entire length of Lake Sylvia can be canoed in less than 20 minutes.  Complete shopping and services are available in Montesano, 2.1 miles south.  Open year round.  Reservations are strongly recommended during the summer months.

Number of Sites:  4 utility spaces (water/electricity), 31 RV camping and tent camping spaces, and 2 primitive tent sites for hikers and bicyclers

Electricity:  At 4 spaces

Water:  At 4 spaces and then scattered throughout the campground

Sewer:  None

Waste Water Dump Station:  Yes

Directions:  From Washington State Highway 12 eastbound or westbound - follow Highway 12 to the town of Montesano.  Take the Main Street/Highway 107 exit and turn north.  Follow main street northbound for approximately 0.4 miles to Spruce Street.  Turn left (west) and follow Spruce Street for 3 blocks to 3rd Street/Lake Sylvia road.  Turn north and follow to the entrance of Lake Sylvia State Park, approximately 2 miles. 

Fishing:  Fishing is one of the primary reasons to visit Lake Sylvia State Park.  The lake is stocked with trout, while largemouth bass and yellow perch are native .  Check the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife for more information regarding fishing Lake Sylvia State Park.  Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife - Lake Sylvia

Astronomy Opportunities:  Only in the day use area and the trees crowd the skies at that.  The exact location got computerized telescopes is 47.00051 N, 123.59020 W

Nearby Golfing: 

Oaksridge Golf Course
P.O. Box 454
1052 Monte-Elma Road
Elma WA 98541
Oaksridge Golf Course
Golflink - Oaksridge Golf Course

Contact Information: 

Washington State Parks
Lake Sylvia State Park
1813 Lake Sylvia Road
Montesano, WA 98563
Lake Sylvia State Park


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The sign at the entrance to Lake Sylvia State Park

A map of the entire Lake Sylvia State Park and associated recreation area

A map of the campground at Lake Sylvia State Park

The restrooms at Lake Sylvia State Park offer flush toilets and hot showers

One of the lakeside RV camping or tent camping sites at Lake Sylvia State Park

All of the camping spots at Lake Sylvia State Park are somewhat shaded

The playground equipment in the day use area at Lake Sylvia State Park

The swimming area in the day use area at Lake Sylvia State Park

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