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Description: This 314-acre park offers hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities only...
This 314-acre park offers hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities only minutes from downtown Olympia.
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Beautiful old park!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Olympia, Washington, United States
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Olympia, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

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 

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Olympia, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

There are two sides to the park, the water side on the Sound and the picnic/rosegarden/trails on the other. Both sides have trails and I have walked them all. The water side has many ups and downs as it hugs hills and dips down to beaches. There are benches along the way and beach access. There are a few gorgeous... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Enjoyed a quick work out...who doesn't like an outdoor get away that's right in town. Pretty and free. Trails are well labeled.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Was looking for hikes to do in Olympia as we drove through it on our way back home from Ocean Shores and saw this park on TripAdvisor. The entrance that I went in (with the Memorial Garden) did not have marked trails so we had no idea where we were going. We walked around the garden and picnic area for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I loved this park. I have been here quite a few times and it is magical every time. From wooded trail systems to sunsets in the water. A great place to go.

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

For travelers I recommend the downtown parks but for locals this is the place. Two miles north of town on East Bay Drive and one can hang out with family and have a picnic or hike the trails in and around the park.

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