Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah

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State Park · Water Body
Lake Sammamish State Park is a park at the south end of Lake Sammamish, in King County, Washington, United States. The park, which is administered by the Washington State Park System, covers an area of 512 acres (0.80 sq mi) and has 6,858 feet (2,090 m) of waterfront; Issaquah Creek meets with Lake Sammamish within the park. It is a popular location for boating and watersport activities, such as waterskiing.

The State Park is accessible from Interstate 90 at exit 15 and the north end of State Route 900. It offers about 250 parking stalls for vehicle/trailer combinations. Local access uses East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE and NW Sammamish Road; both are separate alignments of former State Route 901. Public transit (bus) riders can access the park via Metro Transit routes 200, 216, 217, and 927.
The state park is the center of a controversy over the ecological benefits of beavers.

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  • Beautiful trails, which are quite easy and flat. There are playgrounds, beaches, and plenty of parking and space.  more »
  • Very nice beach, good long walk in the beautiful scenic area around Lake Sammamish. large picnic area for BBQ parties with tables and seating. interesting kids zone and big parking space.  more »
  • Beautiful place for an outdoor adventure in city limits. I'm a big fan of the meadow area, it's a peaceful place to sit a watch the birds. Not such a fan of the beach area since they put in the sand and play area. I prefer the quiet tranquility of nature. I liked how it was before the make over. It still is a nice place to take the family or friends for a cook out. I do wish the parks authority would secure the wild life areas better, so that the birds could have some peace. People ignore the protected area signs because they are so small. The areas aren't blocked off, so people and dogs just walk right into the "protected" areas.
  • This was my first time visiting this park for a work picnic. Staff were helpful in setting me up with a parking pass. The park was very clean and had immediate access to the water shore. We were able to find a group of picnic tables easily. There were lots of families around and children playing on the play structures. Restroom facilities were clean and well kept. I really enjoyed this park and recommend it to anyone wanting a day out with friends or family.

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