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Posted on: September 4, 2015

15-064 Ring in autumn at Lake Sylvia Fall Festival, Sept. 19

OLYMPIA – Sept. 4, 2015 – The Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia (FOSLS) invite the public to the 6th Annual Discover Lake Sylvia Fall Festival at Lake Sylvia State Park in Montesano.

The festival is from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Lake Sylvia State Park, 1812 N. Lake Sylvia Rd., Montesano. (Directions:

The family-oriented festival kicks off with a camp pancake breakfast. Also included in the day’s events are a 10k half marathon starting at 8:30 a.m., music, kid’s games and races, a 2-mile family fun run, an artist’s market, food vendors, a history of Lake Sylvia, boy scout cooking demonstrations and kid’s nature art. To participate in the runs, please contact

Shuttle service will be available at Simpson Elementary School, 519 W. Simpson Ave., Montesano. (Directions: Those wishing to park at the lake must have an annual $30 Discover Pass or a $10 daily pass, which will be available for purchase at the park.

For more information or questions about the Fall Festival, contact Stet Palmer at (360) 789-9953 or visit

About the Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia (FOSLS)
Since 2009, FOSLS has worked to preserve, protect and enhance Schafer and Lake Sylvia state parks. Through outreach and advocacy efforts, FOSLS also works to keep all state parks open and operating for future generations. For more information or to join in work parties, contact or (360) 789-9953.

About Lake Sylvia State Park
Lake Sylvia State Park is a quiet 233-acre camping park set in a wooded area outside of Montesano on 15,000 feet of freshwater shoreline. Fishing is a popular activity in the park, with plenty of access to the lake, including an ADA fishing dock and boat ramp. Non-motorized boats are allowed on the lake. The park offers 5 miles of hiking trails as well as swimming, birdwatching and mountain biking. More information about the park is here:


About Washington State Parks
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.

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Share your favorite state park adventure on the State Parks’ blog site at

Support state parks by purchasing your annual Discover Pass today, and enjoy a whole year of outdoor fun on Washington’s beautiful state-managed recreation lands. For more information, visit

Media contacts:
Toni Droscher, (360) 902-8604
Stet Palmer, FOSLS, (360) 789-9953
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388


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