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Millersylvania State Park
Campground Description: Millersylvania State Park is owned and operated by the State of Washington. Millersylvania State Park is the closest State Park to the state's capitol, Olympia, and therefore the park is quite busy. Situated on the shores of Deep Lake, Millersylvania draws fishermen (and women), boating enthusiasts, swimmers and all other types of outdoors persons. Canoes, paddle boats and kayaks are available for rent at the beach. If the fit camper can't help exercising while vacationing, the park has a one-mile exercise trail. Millersylvania State Park was originally called "Miller's Glade" by the Miller family, who once owned the property. The family later changed the name to "Millersylvania," meaning "wooded glade." The park's 842 acres were homesteaded by Squire Lathum in 1855 before being sold to John Miller. Miller's family gave the property to the state in 1921, stipulating that the land must forever be used as a park. Millersylvania was constructed almost entirely by hand in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Full services and shopping are available in Olympia and its suburbs. Reservations are available and strongly recommended during the summer months. Open year round.
Number of Sites: 120 tent sites, 48 utility/RV camping sites
Electricity: At 48 utility/RV camping sites
Water: At 48 utility/RV camping sites and distributed throughout the tent camping areas
Sewer: 48 utility/RV camping sites
Waste Water Dump Station: Yes
Directions: From Interstate 5 (I-5) Northbound or Southbound - Take exit #95. Drive east, and follow signs to park (about three miles northeast of the freeway).Fishing: Yes. From a boat or from shore fish for Bass, Bluegill, Bullhead Catfish, Perch, and Trout. Millersylvania also offers a 100 foot fishing dock. Complete fishing information is available at Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife - Deep Lake
Astronomy Opportunities: While there are several areas clear enough to see wide swaths of the night sky, the city of Olympia and its suburbs create too much light pollution to make telescope camping worthwhile
Nearby Golfing: There are so many golf courses in the area that listing them here would result in unintentional omissions. Complete area golfing information can be found at Olympia Area Golf Courses
Contact Information:Washington State Parks Millersylvania State Park 12245 Tilley Road S. Olympia, WA 98512 Telephone: 360-902-8844 Millersylvania State Park
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The sign at the entrance to Millersylvania State Park is hand carved into a log measuring over 4 feet in diameter
A map of all of the recreation opportunities available at Millersylvania State Park
A map showing the RV camping and tent camping sites at Millersylvania State Park
Although old in appearance, the restroom facilities at Millersylvania State Park offer flush toilets and hot showers
One of the pull through RV camping sites at Millersylvania State Park
One of the many beautiful tent camping site at Millersylvania State Park
Many of the RV camping and tent camping sites at Millersylvania State Park are paved and in areas of sunshine
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