So many things to do at Lake Sammamish State Park!



An exciting new all-access playground opened on October 15, 2016 at Sunset Beach. A small playground for younger children is located near Tibbetts Beach.




475 Picnic tables are scattered throughout the park, along with 80 barbecue grills. Reservable picnic shelters can accommodate up to 100, 200 or 400 people; call 888-CAMPOUT or reserve online.



Water Sports

Lake Sammamish is a freshwater lake in the midst of King County. It is 7 miles long and 1.5 miles wide, stretching from Redmond to Issaquah, surrounded by homes and parks.

  • Swimming is offered at sandy Sunset Beach and Tibbetts Beach, each with its own bathhouse and concessions. No lifeguards are on duty.
  • Paddleboards and kayaks are available for rent at the park at Tibbetts Beach.
  • Youth and adult kayaking instruction by the Kayak Academy
  • Boating on Lake Sammamish is accessible from the park’s nine watercraft launches. Docks up to 60 feet, parking for 250 boat-trailer combinations, one restroom. Daily launch fee.
  • Fishing is a favorite on Lake Sammamish where largemouth and smallmouth bass are waiting to be caught, along with rainbow trout, cut-throat salmon, steelhead, catfish and panfish. Fishing license required.

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Junior Ranger Program

Free for kids, every summer weekend (Saturday and Sunday). Learn about the animals who live in the park. See schedule fore upcoming times: Junior Ranger Program schedule.




Get out your GPS and let the search begin! More people come here to geocache than at any other state park.




Easy paved and compacted dirt trails are available for hiking and bicycling and mountain biking through natural areas.





The wetlands are a treasure trove of bird species and the park is noted for its heron rookery. Bring your binoculars! Photo by Mick Thompson.




Five sanded volleyball courts are available, or set up your own net on the beach.




Two horseshoe pits are available. Bring your own shoes.



Baseball & Soccer

Sports fields are leased to Issaquah Soccer Club, and two baseball fields are open to the public.




Hans Jensen Youth Camp accommodates up to 100 people and up to 40 cars. There are 36 picnic tables and a covered picnic shelter. To reserve, call 800-CAMPOUT or or reserve online.




Many opportunities available to help with park maintenance, removing invasive plant species, and education programs. Please email for more information.






Special notes:

  • Dogs in the park must be kept on leash at all times
  • Park hours: dawn to dusk
  • A dump station for RVs is available
  • Please take home your recyclable containers