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Tolmie State Park, Olympia

#7 of 17 in Parks in Olympia
Water Body · Hidden Gem · State Park
Tolmie State Park is a 105acre Washington state park on Nisqually Beach on Puget Sound located 8mi northeast of Olympia. The park includes of saltwater beachfront at the mouth of a creek known as Big Slough as well as forest lands, a saltwater marsh, and an underwater park with artificial reef for scuba diving.
Park activities include hiking on three miles of trails, boating, swimming, scuba diving, fishing, crabbing, and birdwatching.
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  • The park is separated into three major parts, the upper area, lower beach and lower trails. The upper area is mostly for parking. There is a short trail to the lower area’s beach, or you can walk...  more »
  • Our NHS took a trip to Tomie. Baby crabs (or just little ones) were a memory from when they were in primary school. We walked right out onto the beach and there were crabs everywhere! Very fun. We.....  more »
  • One of my favorite places in the world. Beautiful beach. I almost always find sand dollars and oysters. Seen bald eagles. The hiking trails make you feel like you're walking in Jurassic park!
  • We love this, for us, local beach. We love the low tide which uncovers sand dollars and scurrying crabs. And we love high tide when beach is small but we don't have to drag our kayaks far to get to the water so we can join seals which are always curious of us. On a clear day, Mt. Rainier is there to greet all the people who come digging for clams.

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