Volunteer Opportunities at the Park

Interested in volunteering? We are putting together a new Volunteer Corps this fall. Opportunities include restoration work, helping out at special events, fundraising support and all types of beautification projects around the park. If you would like more information, please email Jennifer Adut at director@flssp.org.

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Washington Water Trails September Social

  Washington Water Trails is hosting its September Social at Lake Sammamish State Park! Kayak on your own or join board member Adam Brandt for a tour of the local wetlands. You are welcome to bring your own kayak or rent one at Lake Samm. Following the paddle, Tomas Tabisola will host his Hawaiian Luau, a pig roast popular with the Boeing and Washington Kayak Clubs. WWTA will provide side-salads and some beverages. Feel free to bring a dish and beverage of your choice.  We also have silent auction items and are planning a gear swap!  We will also be selling at least one of our WWTA Delta kayaks used by our Leave No Trace program.  If you have a donation, or would like to volunteer, please contact AndrĂ©e Hurley: AndreeHurley@Gmail.com, or call (206) 669-1622.  All proceeds benefit Washington Water Trails...

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You Are Invited!

Friends, stakeholders, supporters and volunteers are invited to join FLSSP on Thursday, September 28 at The Rotunda at Lake Sammamish State Park from 5:30pm-7:00pm for fun, food and drink. Learn about all of the exciting FLSSP projects and get a preview of what’s to come in 2018. Festivities include a hike of the native plant trail, farewell to head Ranger Rick Benson and brief remarks from FLSSP President John Sherwin. For more information or to RSVP, email...

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Camp S’more Was a Huge Success!

More than 220 people came out to Lake Samm to camp out under the stars on Saturday, August 5. Participants enjoyed kayak tours, a tent decorating contest, a sand castle building contest, an opportunity to learn about geocaching and even an early morning birdwatching expedition on Sunday.  Everyone enjoyed a BBQ dinner sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Issaquah and evening entertainment by Charlie the Noise Guy.   Stay tuned for next year’s...

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Capital Budget Update

The Legislature has still not passed a capital budget, and there is no indication when a budget might be passed. With no capital budget in place, State Parks will have to delay new construction and essential deferred maintenance projects. This includes replacing, upgrading or improving water, wastewater and electrical systems and delays in efforts to provide ADA access to facilities at parks throughout the state. For Lake Sammamish, specifically, the lack of a capital budget means the Sunset Beach picnic area construction will be delayed, as will the replacement bridge over Laughing Jacobs Creek. In addition to projects being delayed, Washington State Parks faces laying off  16 permanent employees who are paid through the capital budget....

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