Nolte State Park

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Everyone needs the occasional lazy day on a lake. For folks in the Puget Sound area or communities near Mount Rainier, Nolte State Park fits the bill.

Located 10 minutes from Enumclaw and a half hour from Auburn and Federal Way, this charming day-use park sits on placid, tree-ringed Deep Lake. The lake entices swimmers, paddlers and anglers, and a mile-long path around the lake offers peaceful activities for walkers, photographers and birders.

Gather the work group or family, because kitchen shelters and picnic tables make Nolte a sweet spot for low-pressure company gatherings, Sunday picnics and family reunions.

Nolte might be your perfect afternoon R and R break.

Park features

Nolte State Park is a 111-acre day-use park with 7,174 feet of freshwater shoreline on Deep Lake near the Green River Gorge.

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Picnic & day-use facilities

The park provides two kitchen shelters without electricity, plus one sheltered and 50 unsheltered picnic tables. Kitchen shelters are reservable for groups of up to 50 persons. Fees vary, based on size of the group. Picnic shelter reservations may be made by visiting online or calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.



  • 1.4 miles of bike trails
  • 1.4 miles of hiking trails

Water activities & features

  • Boating (non-motorized)
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Swimming

Other activities & features

  • Bird watching
  • Three horseshoe pits
  • Wildlife viewing

Services & supplies

Enumclaw is 7 miles away and has most services.

Additional information

  • A short interpretive trail with self guided brochure.
  • Metal detecting is allowed in the developed area.
  • Department of Fish and Wildlife fishing rules apply at all times.
  • 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 and Wildlife.
  • Printable park brochure (PDF).