Schafer State Park Facility Plan

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to learn more about development of a facility plan at Schafer State Park. The first meeting will be on December 5th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Montesano City Hall, 112 N Main St, Montesano, WA 98563.

Alternative options for the replacement of the existing campground will be introduced. State Parks is seeking feedback on these alternatives.


The primary purpose of this project is to remove the existing campground from its current location adjacent to the Satsop River. Key issues include:

  • Exploration of alternative campground locations
  • Consideration of a new welcome center building and vehicular circulation system
  • Discussion on habitat restoration of the Satsop River bank in the vicinity of the existing campground

At the meeting, participants will be presented with individual designs by J.A. Brennan Associates of Seattle. We are asking the public to review these options and provide comments so that their opinions and concerns may be recorded and later posted on our web page. All comments will be considered in the analysis of alternatives as we move forward to determine an appropriate design. 

A second public meeting will be held in winter 2019 to present a preliminary recommendation for public review.

About Schafer State Park

Schafer State Park is located in Mason County and is 113-acres in size. It is located on the Satsop River midway between Olympia and the Pacific Ocean. The park offers water access to the Satsop, day-use activities including hiking and picnicking, and overnight camping. Many of the buildings at the park were constructed in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) using native river rocks and wood.


Documents will be available in December


Contact Information

Michael Hankinson, Parks Planner
SW Region HQ
PO Box 42650
Olympia WA 98504-2650
Phone: (360) 725-9756
Fax: (360) 586-0207