Kanaskat-Palmer State Park

Kanaskat-Palmer State Park is a 320-acre camping park on a small, low plateau in a natural forest setting. The park has two miles of shorelines on the Green River. Boat and raft launching is by hand only. River rafting and kayaking down the Green River Gorge is for expert-level enthusiasts only. Shoreline activities include nature appreciation, trout fishing, and picnicking.
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Please note:  The local fire station uses a siren to summon volunteer firefighters for duty. The siren may be activated at any hour of the day or night and creates noisy conditions for campers and visitors. State Parks apologizes for the inconvenience.

  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. Maps

ADA Amenities/Facilities

  • Campground
  • Restroom

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities

The park offers one large reservable kitchen shelter with water, electricity, and two standing barbecues. Three picnic shelters and 49 unsheltered picnic tables are available first come, first served. Picnic shelter reservations may be made by visiting online or calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.



  • Three miles of biking trails
  • Three miles of hiking trails

Water Activities & Features

  • Freshwater fishing
  • Swimming
  • White-water kayaking

Other Activities & Features

  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Four fire circles
  • Two horseshoe pits
  • Wildlife viewing

Additional Information

  • Rafting and kayaking on the Green River is for experts only.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.