Trillium Trek

Join members of the Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia for the annual counting of the trilliums. Hike around the lake and count the trilliums to help monitor plant health in the park. Kids activities including a nature museum will be available at the Legacy Pavilion.

Have you ever wanted to get to know the native wildflowers? If so, be sure to mark your calendar for a wildflower show at Lake Sylvia State Park on Saturday, April 20, 1-3 p.m. Master Gardener, Washington Native Plant Society member and founding member of Friends of Schafer and Lake Sylvia (FOSLS), Helen Hepp and friends will have a display at the Legacy Pavilion of what’s in bloom.

Helen has been sharing knowledge of wildflowers and counting our trilliums (Trillium ovatum), usually well over 1,000 flowering at Lake Sylvia State Park for over a decade. While trilliums are a stunning draw, they are not the only natives blooming at this time. This a wonderful time to see our native wildflowers and celebrate spring.

For those who like to hike, a ranger will lead a walk around the lake. For those who want a less vigorous activity, there will be areas marked off for you to count the trilliums that are in bloom. For those who just want to refresh their identification of (mostly) native plants, we’ll have a display with signage. Helen will talk about the life cycle of and myths about the trillium and other plants in the area.  

Join Helen and FOSLS for a fun and informative time with our wildflowers. Be sure to wear proper shoes or boots as the trails can be muddy. This event is sponsored by FOSLS. Well-mannered dogs on leashes are welcome.