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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 only...

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

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Our family's favorite park in Olympia wooded wonderland packed with trails & critters

So beautiful and tranquil here. Many trails to adventure on. Viewpoints. Tree caves. Bathrooms, kitchen sheds, huge old trees, lots of shade. Playground for little kids big beach... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Amaris C
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Lacey, Washington
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Lacey, Washington
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So beautiful and tranquil here. Many trails to adventure on. Viewpoints. Tree caves. Bathrooms, kitchen sheds, huge old trees, lots of shade. Playground for little kids big beach for dogs. Beware , bring your muck shoes! Don't let kids wander too far MUD is thick and traps shoes!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very clean, well manicured. Landscaping is beautiful. Has a very relaxing, soothing, and calming affect on you. Bathrooms could have been cleaner. Could have more covered picnic tables. Play area well maintained and lots of fun even for us grandparents going through our 2nd childhood. Be prepared for workout if you deside to walk the trails. Lots of trails to... More 

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of places to have picnics and cook outs. Nice trails thru the woods and on the beach. Plenty of restrooms and parking. The playground looks nice for the kids. We would go back for sure!

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Thank Debbie R
South Ogden, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for a picnic and walk. Watch our for the Mud and the tide. Not very crowded. Lots of parking through out the park. Lots of well marked trails

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

Just to the north of Olympia lies a park on the shores of Budd Inlet that retains the original environment of old growth timber that symbolizes what the area once looked like. Trails and picnic facilities are its main uses but for those seeking a view of the past its beautiful to behold. The cultivated areas are in some dispute... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great little park in Olympia. It has both picnic areas to reserve, for big picnics with water and power available or you can just grab a single table, first come first served. Beach access area with just a short walk. Great playground for the kids with a lot of fun playground equipment.

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We attended a large potluck here. The area near the rose garden was reserved by our group. I think making a reservation is a good idea in the summer. There's plenty of parking and the restrooms are close by. I think this particular area is a better one for adults than it is for children. There are better areas for... More 

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Thank bczican
Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

There is a variety of shaded trails in the Forrest for cool summer adventures. Lots of picnic areas and some covered cook areas. Play ground for children, rose gardens for adults and access to sandy shores of the waterway for beach combing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Awesome outdoor Ed program/camp. Very hands on and led by knowledgeable, friendly staff! The park itself is beautiful and offers a lot of different trails and pavilions for families to enjoy. Clean bathrooms, too!'

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Thank Mark L
Port Angeles, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

My kids & I love this park. We usually go with friends to hand out at the playground. But, it's a great super short hike to the beach (which is pretty muddy -- boots are highly recommended). We even went there for a Mother's Day picnic & beach hike this year. My 7 year old lost a Teva sandal in... More 

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