Lake Sammamish State Park

Lake Sammamish State Park is a 512-acre day-use park with 6,858-feet of waterfront on Lake Sammamish. The area around the lake was an important culture zone for local Native American tribes for centuries. The park provides deciduous forest and wetland vegetation for the enjoyment of visitors. A salmon-bearing creek and a great-blue-heron rookery are additional features.
Automated pay station: This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass.
  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps
ADA Amenities/Facilities
  • Restroom
  • Hiking trail
Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
The Kitchen Shelter is reservable and has two sinks and a center counter with electrical outlets. There are horseshoe pits, a large grassy area and a sand volleyball court. The shelter accommodates groups up to 400 people.

The Rotunda Shelter is reservable and is a unique hexagonal shaped building with a central fireplace, 6 picnic tables inside, 12 tables outside and a sandy volleyball court. The shelter accommodates groups of up to 100 people. 

All day-use facilities are reservable by visiting online or calling 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688). The park also offers one sheltered and 475 unsheltered picnic tables, plus 80 barbecue grills on stands.

  • 1.5 miles of biking trails
  • 1.5 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
  • Boating
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Nine boat ramps
  • Personal watercraft
  • Swimming
  • Water skiing
Other Activities & Features 
  • Two horseshoe pits
  • Two baseball/ softball fields
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Bird watching

Additional Information

  • The park offers paved walking paths, compacted dirt and gravel multi-use bicycle/hiking trails.
  • Kayak and SUP rentals are available in the summer through Issaquah Paddle Sports.
  • There are sanded volleyball courts, but many people place volleyball nets anywhere on the beach.
  • There is a bathhouse with dressing rooms and two big toy children's play areas.
  • 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.