Ike Kinswa State Park, Silver Creek

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Ike Kinswa State Park is a publicly owned recreation area on the northern side of Lake Mayfield, located approximately northwest of Mossyrock in Lewis County, Washington. The state park covers that include of shoreline mostly along the Tilton River including the point where the Tilton and Cowlitz rivers once merged. The park offers boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing and windsurfing plus facilities for camping, hiking, and mountain biking, It is managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.HistoryThe park came into existence with the construction of the Mayfield Dam in 1963. In 1971, the park's original name, Mayfield Lake State Park, was changed to Ike Kinswa State Park, in honor of a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.
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  • One kinswa has been our fav state park. It's right on the lake. Across the street is a swimming area for those little ones on a hot day. There are trails to walk if your a outdoors nature walk. Somewh...  more »
  • My family and I absolutely loved this park. There are many camp sites to choose from and lots of space to roam. There are some pretty cool, easy trails to walk or ride around and personally I loved th...  more »
  • Very well designed with large spaces far enough apart that you feel have a sense of privacy even when every site is booked as was the case when we were there last week. The park itself is on a spit of...  more »
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  • We visited on a weekend in July and although the park was full, it still felt very spacious and private in our loop. Few sites are actually on the lake shore, but many have a peekaboo view like ours ( Site # 80 ) did. Although we were up the hillside from the lake we were able to pack the kayaks to the shore in front of our site and launch. Water activities are the main attraction at this park. There are 1.5 miles of hiking trails including a nice trail that follows the lake shore. The park has restrooms and showers, a dump station, day use area with picnic tables and horseshoe pits. For us kayaking was the highlight. We paddled north along the shoreline, past the day use area, under the bridge and all the way until we couldn't go any further. Along the way we encountered a shallow area where boats park and party during the day, including a float-able beer-pong table! Past that area the waterway starts to narrow and eventually you end up between two towering rock walls on either side. Along the way we also found a small creek that we explored on foot and it lead to a waterfall. It was a wonderful kayak adventure. We will definitely visit this campground again!
  • Great place to camp, Friendly staff, clean camping areas under large conifers only downside is their price of campfire wood I'd suggest buying from locally from the local roadside vendors beforehand.
  • I love this place, it's my new favorite camp ground. The bathroom and shower facilities are very good but not amazing unless you are by the cabins which are incredible. privacy in most campgrounds is reasonably good for a state park far better than some like the 1000 trails facility near by. The lake is warm and clean.
  • Great park. Love the cabins and the ability to have a small RV trailer right next to it (great for family reunions). Lake is so close to the camp spots too.
  • Rain did not deter us from exploring the trails and lakefrount. Recommend using the family washrooms and showers near the cabins. Much better then the campground washrooms.

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