Tolmie State Park is a 105-acre marine day-use park with 1,800 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound. This forested park is on Nisqually Beach a few miles from Olympia, the state's capital city.

The park offers a variety of beach activities and an underwater park that contains an artificial reef built in cooperation with scuba divers. The park also features a saltwater marsh, a forest, and abundant wildlife.

Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.

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  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. History
  4. Maps
ADA Amenities/Facilities
  • Restroom
  • Hiking trail
Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
The park provides two kitchen shelters with electricity, plus 11 sheltered and 20 unsheltered picnic tables. Kitchen shelters include picnic tables, water, sinks, and grills. Both kitchen shelters can accommodate up to 50 guests. Due to limited parking, only one shelter may be reserved at a time. Early reservations are recommended. Visitors are encouraged to carpool. To reserve a kitchen shelter, call the park at (360) 456-6464.

  • 3 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
  • Boating - No Boat Launch
  • Diving
  • Fishing (saltwater)
  • Swimming
  • Clamming
  • Crabbing
Other Activities
  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Fire circles (2)
  • Wildlife viewing
Interpretive Opportunities
Displays on the beach and in the upper picnic areas describe the evolution / ecology of the shoreline and the history of the park.
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