Lake Sammamish State Park, Issaquah

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Vision

“Create a park for the 21st Century that will be an innovative model for the State’s diverse system of recreational, cultural, historical, and natural sites. Lake Sammamish State Park will be Washington’s signature park for protecting and celebrating urban natural areas, showcasing regionally significant wetlands and wildlife habitat, while enriching the lives of visitors and providing a valued legacy to future generations.”

Goals

Valued Legacy: Lake Sammamish State Park will draw a large clientele of individuals, families and groups through the creation of a park that models and demonstrates sustainability and natural area restoration.

Recreation: The park will provide a wide diversity of recreational experiences ranging from quiet and contemplative to highly interactive and organized.

Education: Park development and operation will have passive and organized active learning components focused on the theme of preserving wildlife and the natural state of the land by reducing human impacts, celebrating the park’s history, and restoring areas that have been degraded.

Access: The park will welcome and be accessible to people of all means to enjoy, enrich, and celebrate their lives.

Economics: Park development and operation will create a dependable income stream including earned revenue, outside grant funding, and private donations that contribute to the park’s vision.

Restoration/Stewardship: Natural areas - restored and enhanced to their optimal state - will interweave with developed areas to create passive and active opportunities for learning and enjoyment. The park will benefit from community partnerships to help protect and enhance its natural areas and wildlife habitat.

Sustainability: Park development and operation will foster an exemplary architectural and landscape legacy, demonstrating leading edge sustainable design and deep respect for the natural environment.

Community: The park will enhance the quality of life for regional visitors and park neighbors, providing high-quality recreation opportunities and natural areas while exceeding local and regional planning goals and regulations.
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Lake Sammamish State Park Reviews
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  • OK park with access to a big lake . Bathrooms and chainging facilites. Small swimming beach too. We rented Kayaks from Issaquah Paddle Sports concession right there at the park. They were super nice a...  more »
  • We went for an AVP Pro Volleyball event. What a backdrop! It was beautiful and breathtaking. It is the perfect setting. We pinched ourselves several times that we could be at a sports even in such won...  more »
  • I found the lake on a drive back from Snoqualmie and really enjoyed walking waterside, it was so peaceful and I felt at home. I didn't go all the way around so feel there may have been more that I did...  more »
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  • Over the past several years as the population in the area has grown this park hosts more events and has definitely gotten more crowded. However it is still always comparatively calmer than any of the parks in Seattle. Lots of great trails to run and a great (although small ) beach area. Paddle boards and kayaks are usually available for rent in the summer.
  • This park has undergone some serious renovation over the last three years and is turning into much more of a destination than it has been. The enormous playground is amazing and the trails have improved. Check out the American pro beach volleyball tournament held here in July each year, it's quite a party and lots of fun. I recommend checking out this park if you haven't been in a few years.
  • First time at this delightful area. Lots of room for scooters Frisbee, bicycles. Excellent playground equipment, Good and unusual variety with kid size zip line. Many picnic tables, some with grills. And the protected beach area is perfect for small kids. S very nice park.
  • This park has got something for everybody. I usually rent kayaks and paddle boards from the Issaquah Paddle Sports. Its a lot of fun and the waters are very quiet and speed boats usually dont make it down south so there isn't a lot of wake which could potentially tip your kayak/board over. The park also has a small beach which the kids seem to enjoy. The small hikes are great and ideal for a run. The park is crowded over the weekend with barbecues and what have you. Its a fun atmosphere. Remember, you do need a discovery pass to park.
  • Lovely Park. I enjoyed the early morning walk or hike around the lake when it’s quite and peaceful. My dogs enjoyed it too especially my little American Bully puppy. She loves the water! Can’t wait to visit.
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