Millersylvania State Park

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Millersylvania State Park offers fun for everyone. Spend a summer day splashing in Deep Lake. Gather with friends in an historic kitchen shelter. 

Conveniently located between Olympia and Centralia, this large, well-visited park beckons to adults and children alike.

Many of the park structures, including the kitchen shelters, were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930s, making the park a great place to see and admire the hallmark artisanship of that era.

With two swimming beaches, miles of forested hiking and biking trails, watercraft launches, non-motorized watercraft rentals (kayaks, paddleboards, pedal boats) and abundant fishing, Millersylvania will keep you busy for a satisfying weekend or an extended outdoor vacation.

Park features

Millersylvania State Park is an 903-acre camping park with 3,300 feet of freshwater shoreline on Deep Lake. The state capital is a few miles north of the park.

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.

Automated pay station: This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass.

  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps

ada amenities/facilities

  • Campground
  •  Restroom
  • Showers



Use our interactive ADA recreation map to search for other state parks with ADA amenities and facilities. 

Picnic & day-use facilities
The park provides four kitchen shelters with electricity, plus 125 unsheltered and 30 sheltered picnic tables.

Kitchen shelter 1 - 3 each accommodates up to 50 people. Each shelter has a wood stove, grill, sink and 15 amp electrical outlets. Kitchen 1 also has a fireplace. Kitchen shelter 4 is located in the group camp area and is reservable with the group camp.

Activities

Trails

  • 7.6 miles of bike trails
  • 8.1 miles of hiking trails

Water activities & features

  • 100 feet of dock
  • Boating
  • Fishing (freshwater)
  • Kayak, paddleboard and pedal boat rentals
  • Swimming
  • Watercraft launch

Other activities & features

  • Amphitheater
  • Bird watching
  • Fire circles (3)
  • Horseshoe pits (3)
  • Mountain biking
  • Wildlife viewing

Concessions/Rentals/Glamping

  • Lakeside Grill & Boats is located at swim beach #2 on the shores of Deep Lake. They serve up burgers, hot dogs, snacks and ice cream as well as a variety of beverages. Right next to the lake you will find kayaks, SUPs and paddle boats available to rent. Open daily through Labor Day from 10-6. Visit them online or on Facebook
  • If you are looking for a tasty, cold beverage, come visit Lakeside Beer & Wine!  Located near swim beach #1, Lakeside resides in a cute little cabin in the woods with plenty of outdoor seating. Partnering with a local brewery, they serve up a variety of craft beer and cider. In addition to what's on tap, they also serve bottled beers, wine and non-alcoholic choices.  If you need a snack, they've got that covered too. For a current menu, visit them online or on Facebook.
  • Pampered Wilderness - If the thought of sleeping on the ground in a tent keeps you away, we've got the answer: reserve a glamping site from Pampered Wilderness! Six well-appointed glamping tents will ensure a good night's sleep with king sized beds, cozy linens, electricity, and your very own coffee pot!  Glamping is offered April through September.  For information, visit them on Facebook.
  • Boy Scouts of America Firewood - Local BSA Troops 14 and 250 provide the campers of Millersylvania bundles of firewood delivered to your site! The wood shed is located near the entry of the camp loops. Customers are welcome to walk up and purchase or sign up on their whiteboard for an afternoon/evening delivery.  UPDATE: Wood fire sales closed until burn ban lifted.

Interpretive opportunities

An interpretive display at the flagpole tells the story of the park's construction by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935. A stone memorial in honor of the Miller family is located near the first bathhouse.

Additional information

  • For use of the horseshoe pits, please bring your own horseshoes.
  • There is a fishing dock at the boat launch area. Fishing is seasonal.
  • Lakeside Grill & Boats is open seasonally and features hamburgers, hotdogs, pizza, beverages, candy and ice cream. They have kayaks, paddleboards and pedal boats for rent. Reservations can be made by calling (360) 338-8303.
  • 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).