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Lake Sammamish State Park
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Issaquah
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This park has something for everyone, from bikers to hikers and to fishermen.
Reviewed January 23, 2013

They have a limited hydro race here. The State Park is a jewel. Just off I-90 in Issaquah. The swimming beach is very nice too.

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

You can see the Seattle skyline for Lake Sammamish. I saw some paddleboarders there. There wasn't much to do. I took a few photo ops enjoyed the sites and then it was time to go.

Thank Jessica A
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

I know state parks have been hurt by budget cuts but this park could be so much better. Then in their feeble attempt to make up some of the money they zing you for boat launching, parking and "breathing the air".

Thank scatter2162
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

Boat launch options on Lake Sammamish are extremely limited. I've been launching from Lake Sammamish State Park designated boat launch facilty for several years. There were things about the launch that I could easily overlook when the fee was only $5. Such as very narrow launch ramps with cracks large enough to swallow a live Teva, dusty parking areas, small haul out area, etc. For $17 I would hope for more but don't expect to see it. Was there on a nice Thurday afternoon and at 4:00 p.m. there were exactly 6 boat trailers in the parking lot. I know the state parks are hurting for funds but driving away boaters is not the answer IMHO. I've been there on other days when there were over 100 boat trailers, each contributing $7 toward the parks. The math doesn't add up. Wish there were other options... The launch on Mercer Island for Lake WA is only $11 - what a bargain! Safe boating!

3  Thank Tricats
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

This is a good large park with a lot of space for picnicking and a good playground for kids. It is a good place to relax and also enjoy some fun beach activities. There is food on location and the bathroom facilities are mostly clean.

However, there are quite a few negatives as well. The beach area doesn't have any trees nearby and hence there is no protection from the sun. There are a lot of small stones/ pebbles which hurt your feet if you walk into the water. Due to the above issues, the $10 entry fee seems like a rip-off.

2  Thank Sushar
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