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Schafer State Park

Campground Description:  Schafer State Park is owned and operated by the State of Washington.  Schafer State Park is located on the banks of the Satsop River.  The Satsop river offers fishing, wading and swimming.  Schafer State Park is a little older than most and appeals to tent camping or small RV camping enthusiasts in particular due to the smallish camping sites.  The day use area is large and offers recreation opportunities for everyone. Additionally, fishing, bird watching, small wildlife watching and hiking trails are available for any skill level.  Complete shopping and services are available in Montesano and Elma.  Open year round.  Reservations are possible and strongly recommended during the summer or anytime a utility camping site is wanted.

Number of Sites:  40 - 9 of which are utility sites

Electricity:  At 9 RV utility camping sites

Water:  At 9 RV utility camping sites and scattered throughout the campground

Sewer:  No

Waste Water Dump Station:  Yes

Directions:  From Highway 12 Eastbound - Follow Highway 12 east to Montesano.  On the east side of Montesano take the Monte Brady Road exit.  Follow Monte Brady road north for approximately 200 yards.  Turn right (east) onto Monte Elma Road and follow for 3.6 miles to East Satsop Road.  Turn left (north) onto East Satsop Road.  Follow for 7.8 miles to the entrance of Schafer State Park.  From Highway 12 Westbound - Follow Highway 12 Westbound to Schouweiler Road.  Follow Schouweiler road north for 0.25 miles to Monte Elma Road and turn left (west).  Follow Monte Elma Road for 2.4 miles to East Satsop Road.  Turn left (north) onto East Satsop Road.  Follow for 7.8 miles to the entrance of Schafer State Park.

Fishing:  Yes.  Schafer State Park is situated on the banks of the Satsop River.  Seasonally, fish for Salmon, Steelhead and trout

Astronomy Opportunities:  In the center of the campground there is an open area that is obstructed on the sides by the trees.  The exact location for computerized telescopes is 47.09778 N, 123.46649 W

Nearby Golfing: 

Oaksridge Golf Course
P.O. Box 454
1052 Monte-Elma Road
Elma WA 98541
360-482-3511
Oaksridge Golf Course
Golflink - Oaksridge Golf Course

Contact Information: 

Schafer State Park
1365 W. Schafer Park Road
Elma, WA 98541
Telephone 360-902-8844
Schafer State Park

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The sign that announces that you've found Schafer State Park

A map of the Schafer State Park recreation area

A map of the campground at Schafer State Park

The restrooms at Schafer State Park offer hot showers and flush toilets

One of the 9 utility RV camping sites at Schafer State Park

Some of the tent camping sites at Schafer State Park are adjacent to the Satsop River

A group campfire pit at Schafer State Park

One of the 32 smaller tent camping sites at Schafer State Park


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