June 16 2008

Seaquest State Park, Castle Rock, WA – Maiden Voyage

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Seaquest State Park is a 475-acre, year-round camping park near Mount St. Helens. The beautifully forested park claims over a mile of Silver Lake shoreline, a shallow wetland lake. Enjoy one mile of wetland trail and six miles of woodland trails for hiking and bicycling; see spectacular views of wildlife, Silver Lake and the surrounding area. There are also children’s play areas and playing fields. Great seasonal fishing, boating and swimming are available nearby.

The major draw to this park is Mount St. Helens. An outstanding interpretive center details history and geology of the volcano. Located across from Silver Lake, an excellent fishing area. There is excellent wildlife viewing in both wetland and lowland forest habitats.

The Mount St. Helens Visitor Center is located across the road from the park entrance. It was incorporated into the state park system in October 2000. The center focuses on information about the volcano and features a first-rate exhibition hall and a 15-minute film presentation of the 1980 eruption. Check in here prior to a trip up the mountain. There may be closures of facilities up the mountain, due to weather or staffing issues.

The park has 55 tent spaces, 33 utility spaces, five yurts, one dump station, five restrooms (four ADA) and six showers (four ADA). Maximum site length is 50 feet (may have limited availability). The north, south and mid-camp loops are in forest settings. Reservations are suggested in the summer. To reserve a campsite, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. Online reservations

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NAME: Seaquest State Park
Where: Castle Rock, WA
Admission: 2008 Fees
An additional $2 per night is added to the basic camping fees listed below at this high-use park. Basic camping fees are:
Standard campsite, $17.
Full utility campsite, $24.
Partial utility campsite, $23.
Primitive campsite (accessible by motorized/non-motorized vehicles) and for water trail camping, $12
An additional $3 fee (standard) or $5 fee (utility) may be charged for select premium campsites at some parks.
Camping: The park has 55 tent spaces, 33 utility spaces, five yurts, one dump station, five restrooms (four ADA) and six showers (four ADA). Maximum site length is 50 feet (may have limited availability). The north, south and mid-camp loops are in forest settings. Reservations are suggested in the summer
URL: http://www.parks.wa.gov/parkpage.asp?selectedpark=Seaquest&pageno=2
Month/Year visited: 6/2008
Comments: To reserve a campsite, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.


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Posted June 16, 2008 by Tom Martin in category "Camping and RV", "Camping in the NorthWest

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