Burn Ban - Level 1

Fires allowed in all designated fire pits and grills. Propane and gas grills allowed.

Part of the Park is Closed

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The Homestead Trail will be closed until further notice due to trail washout. Contact Park staff for further information.

Construction

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Major improvements to Lake Sammamish State Park’s Sunset Beach are ongoing. New picnic shelters and access trails will be added to revitalize popular community gathering place. 

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General

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The Lake Sammamish Half Marathon will impact park traffic entering and exiting the park. Runners will be crossing the road in multiple locations. 

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The Sunset Beach Discover Pass pay station is currently out of order. To purchase a Discover Pass please visit the Lake Sammamish State Park Office. 

 

Entrance sign at Lake Sammamish State Park. Features the pre-2023 logo, the name of the park, the words "welcome" and "cooperating agencies" with accompanying identifiers for the cooperating agencies. These small signs are however unreadable. In the background lush, green leaved trees, evergreens, and grass are visible.
Grassy area with lush deciduous trees, picnic tables, and a paved walking path in sight. Lake Sammamish is visible in the midground, with a limited view of Tibbets beach.
Family with 2 young children and 3 adults exploring the sand at Sunset Beach. One adult is wearing light colored jeans and a peach colored jacket, another is in black track pants and a grey and pink sweatshirt, and the third in a grey or blue sweatshirt and jeans. One of the youth is wearing a green and white stripped shirt and the other is in a floral pattern. The swimming buoys are visible on the water and it appears to be golden hour where the sun creates a soft, golden glow.
Multi-colored kayaks in green, purple, orange, red, and blue arranged in a line along a sandy beach. In the background lush trees are visible as is Lake Sammamish and some aquatic vegetation.
Tibbets beach is sandy with some buoys on the water indicating aquatic recreation areas. Roughly 9 visitors are enjoying the beach. Lush green trees and grass are visible on the right side of the image.

Lake Sammamish State Park

2010 N.W. Sammamish Road, Issaquah, WA 98027

Close to Seattle, Lake Sammamish State Park offers two swimming beaches, trails, sandy volleyball courts, soccer fields and more. Here, you’ll enjoy outdoor family time off the urban grid.

Rules

  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires Allowed in Designated Areas

Dogs are welcome but must always be on a leash and under physical control. Dogs are not permitted in designated swim areas. 

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Boat Launch Road

Boat Launch

Activities

First Day Hike Events

Winter Camping

Biking

Bird Watching

Boating

Fishing

Geocaching

Hiking, Walking, Rolling and Running

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Kayaking

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Paddleboarding

Swimming

Amenities

Automated Pay Station

Accessible Restrooms

ADA Buildings

Drinking Water

Park Ranger Station

Recycling

Restrooms

Trash Service

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Boat Ramp

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Buoys

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Dock

Pumpout

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Event Table Rentals

Grill

Kitchen Shelter

Picnic Shelters

Picnic Tables

Accessible Parking

Parking

Trailer Dump

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Ball Fields

Playgrounds

Soccer Field

Volleyball

Boardwalk

Concessions

Interpretive Opportunities

Accessible Trails

Bike Trails

Hiking Trails

Park features

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Creek

Field

Forest

Freshwater

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Lake

Meadow

Sandy Beach

Seasonal Wildflowers

Wetland

Wildlife Viewing

Rules

  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires Allowed in Designated Areas

Dogs are welcome but must always be on a leash and under physical control. Dogs are not permitted in designated swim areas. 

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Boat Launch Road

Boat Launch

Map & visitor guide

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Hike or bike one of the paved walking paths, compacted dirt or gravel trails to the wetlands for a chance to see a great blue heron or bald eagle. Take a break for the kids to play at the brand-new, state-of-the-art playground.

Check out one of the year-round community events, including the annual summer Parkadilly Fair, paddling and cycling events, summer concerts, holiday boat parades and much more.

Day-use facilities

Barbeque grills, unsheltered picnic tables and one sheltered picnic table are available at Sunset and Tibbets beach areas on a first come-first served basis. 

Playgrounds are be found at Sunset Beach, Tibbets Beach, and along the trail between Sunset and Tibbets.

Sandy volleyball courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Nets can also be placed on the beach.

Reservable shelters

Three reservable shelters offer electrical outlets, picnic tables and a sandy volleyball court. Rotunda Shelter has a central firepit.

Groups having special activities other than simple gatherings (for example using a bouncy house or bringing in outside vendors) MUST contact the park at (425) 649-4275 regarding a special activity permit. Failure to do so can result in the cancellation of the event.

Camping

Individual camping is not permitted. However, Hans Jensen Group Camp is available. This private area offers a picnic shelter, tables, fire rings and vault toilets.

Concessions

Sunset Beach Cafe

Sunset Beach Café offers a selection of food, snacks, beverages, coffee, Italian sodas and Ben & Jerry's ice cream. Pizza from Zeek's Pizza is also available. The café is open weekends in May and Sept. and daily from mid-June to Labor Day. For more information, visit them on Instagram or Facebook.

Issaquah Paddle Sports

Issaquah Paddle Sports offers a variety of kayak, pedal boat and standup paddleboard rentals from their location at Tibbets Beach. They also offer a large variety of small watercraft trainings and skills classes. They are open from 10-7 on weekends in May and daily from 10-7 June through Labor Day. For more information and to see class listings, visit them online.

 

Visit the Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park (FLSSP) website for more information on volunteer opportunities, community events, educational programming and more.