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Priest Point Park

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Address: Olympia, WA
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This 314-acre park offers hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities...

This 314-acre park offers hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities only minutes from downtown Olympia.

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Majestic Older Growth

Preserved older growth trees only minutes from downtown Olympia. Windy trails ( some steep) , access to Budd Bay inlet. A few appointed picnic sites, available for groups. Some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

Preserved older growth trees only minutes from downtown Olympia. Windy trails ( some steep) , access to Budd Bay inlet. A few appointed picnic sites, available for groups. Some open area for children.

Thank Michael T
Salt Lake City, Utah
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

this is a beautiful park and you will discover something different and exciting around every corner, there are little benches you can stop, take in the sights, some people sit and read a book and enjoy the surroundings, you can walk and end up next to the lake, experience the beauty and solace.

Thank Carol W
Frankfurt, Germany
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

once you leave Olympia a bit, you discover a park like a paradise, rain forest in its origin and small trails thriving through the pure nature - what do you need more to refill batteries?

Thank Juergen S
Olympia, Washington
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 NEW

What a great place - the Rose Garden, access to Budd Bay, summer Shakespeare in the Park performed by the talented FoxFire Troop for just a donation, trails with magnificent smells of fir along the way, children's playground equipment, perfect for picnicking or a thoughtful hour with your favorite book.

Thank Jane S
Kirkland, Washington
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80 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

a historic old park near downtown Olympia. easy walking, but the beach is uninteresting, so stay to the uplands. A really nice park.

Thank fred d
Olympia, Washington, United States
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114 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Priest Point Park is an excellent park to take the kids to, to hike the trails, to have a picnic! Rich in history, the Oblates of Mary Immuculate settled their mission there in 1848 ministering to the native Americans of the region. In 1905, the City of Olympia purchased the land when the mission closed in 1860. I grew up... More 

Thank Wendy334
Olympia, Washington
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Great place for a local walk in the woods. Nice picnic areas too. Beach is nice but really really muddy.

Thank SharkLady34
San Diego, California
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364 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This park is near downtown Olympia, but you would never know it. Walk through rain forest like woods down to the ocean.The paths are easy to follow and worn for good walking.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There may be more trails but we took a short hike on a trail (only 1 steep part I recall, but not rocky or long) to a rocky beach lined with shade trees. Huge smooth log to one side w/ comfy seats cut into it. Lots of sea shells. Peaceful, beautiful view of the Sound, sailboats, occasional seal surfacing. Not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I love the little park for the little kids. Lots of trails to go on through the woods. Then eventually you will come out to the beach were you can see little crabs in the water. But be careful. You dont want to were flip- flops! Yo7 would slip and fall on the beach. So i suggest, were hiking shoes... More 

Thank Drew S

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