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Tolmie State Park, Olympia

Categories: State Parks, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.3/5 based on 25 reviews on the web
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  • I visited this park just before it closed so wasn't able to hike any of the trails. The beach is large with lots of rocks to toss into the water. The tide is very evident which gives a new feeling eac...  read more »
  • Absolutely love coming here! Easy access, beautiful hikes, lovely scenery, and friendly people. Parking can be hard to find at peak times/during wedding season, but overall not a deterrent. Just come ...  read more »
  • I love Tolmie! The views are soo pretty, especially during summer and Mount Rainier peaks out of the clouds and reflects over the sound! Make sure to have a State Park pass though, because this is a s...  read more »
  • Beautiful view of the South Sound on a sandy beach reached by crossing a wooden bridge from the parking lot (be sure to bring your Discover Pass). Picnic shelter for rentals. Nice trail - 1.5 mile through forested area. Some steeper/narrow parts of path might be slippery in wet weather and hard for small children.
  • Tolmie is great. We moved to Washington from Dallas, TX, where it cost lots of money to do anything. It's sad to read complaints from people who don't want to pay $10 (or $30 for a year pass to ALL state parks) to go to a clean and beautiful beach with hiking trails and bathroom facilities. WHAT A STEAL!! You can bring a tent and cook out equipment and spend the whole day. And yes the hours are fairly restrictive, but thats how it is able to stay so clean and safe and we'll maintained and for such an inexpensive amount.
  • Great place if you want to get some oysters! Oysters just lying on the beach(when tide is lower than -0.5). Just pick one and shuck it, leave the shell on the beach and take home the meat. Don't forget to get the fishing license for shell fish, heavy duty gloves, a small paring knife, a bucket to sit on, a ziplock bag and ice box. We got all of the tools needed at Walmart near by. The park is at such a convenient location, get off at exit 111 from I5(there's Walmart, Costco etc near by ), then drove about 10 minutes, and there is the park!
  • You do have to pay for parking, which can be hard to find during peak times. People were bad about picking up trash. The waterfront is really pretty, with great views of Mount Rainer.
  • Lovely little park. Nice beach and a nice set of trails with benches built along it in the woods. Trails are quite hilly-good for jogging and hiking. Feels more remote than it is.
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