|• 38 mi. Hiking Trails|
• 11 mi. Bike Trails
• 6 mi. Horse Trails
|• Boating (freshwater, non-motorized)|
• 2 boat ramps (freshwater)
• Fishing (freshwater)
• Swimming (freshwater)
|• Bird Watching|
• 1 Fire Circle
• Interpretive Activities
• Mountain Biking
• Wildlife Viewing
A snack bar and boat rentals are available Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Certain bike trails are closed seasonally. Eleven miles are open year-round, and September 15 to May 15 there are 25 miles open to bicycle use.
Cascade Lake is stocked yearly by the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Species include rainbow, cutthroat and kokanee trout. A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife website.
Free days at state parks
: Visit Washington state parks for free. The Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park on designated free days.
2014 State Parks free days:
Jan. 19 and 20 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 19 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 101st birthday
April 19 – A spring Saturday free day
April 22 – Earth Day
May 11 – A spring Saturday free day
June 7 and 8 – In honor of National Trails Day and WDFW Free Fishing Weekend
June 14 – National Get Outdoors Day
Aug. 25 – In honor of National Park Service’s birthday
Sept. 27 –National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11 – Veteran's Day weekend
Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days. For more information, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov
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The park provides two boat ramps. No internal combustion engines are allowed.
A daily watercraft launching permit for $7 and a trailer dumping permit for $5 is available at the park.
Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online
, and at parks when staff is available.
Picnic and Day-use Facilities
The park provides two kitchen shelters with and two without electricity, plus six sheltered and 55 unsheltered picnic tables. Most facilities are available first come, first served.
The log kitchen shelter located at the Cascade Lake swim area is reservable. It includes stone fireplace, wood grill, sink, electrical outlets and lights. Capacity is 100 people. To make a reservation, visit online
or call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. NOTE: Parking for this shelter is shared with swim beach users and may fill up on summer days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.