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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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Travel back in time.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Olympia, Washington
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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Port Angeles, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice walking and running trails through forested area next to Budd Bay. Trails do loop around a bit so you need to keep your bearings.

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Thank Doug P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been coming here since I was a kid. It never disappoints. Beach access and lots of trails to explore. Great way to explore the surrounding areas of Olympia with their little hidden gems being their parks.

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Thank Jennifer F
Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Lots of varied hiking trails including beach access and great views of Olympia and the capitol campus.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We've come here for years, first with our children and now with grandchildren. Nice trails thru the woods, nice shoreline area on Budd inlet with views of the capitol, and a great playground for the kids.

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