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(46.9117,-122.906)
 

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Mission Statement

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission acquires, operates, enhances and protects a diverse system of recreational, cultural, historical and natural sites. The Commission fosters outdoor recreation and education statewide to provide enjoyment and enrichment for all and a valued legacy to future generations.

Description

Overview:

Millersylvania State Park is an 842-acre camping park with 3,300 feet of freshwater shoreline on Deep Lake. The park, filled with trails, is abundant in old-growth cedar and fir trees. Millersylvania was constructed almost entirely by hand in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

History:

The park was originally called "Miller's Glade" by the Miller family, who once owned the property. The family later changed the name to "Millersylvania," meaning "wooded glade." The park's 842 acres were homesteaded by Squire Lathum in 1855 before being sold to John Miller. Miller's family gave the property to the state in 1921, stipulating that the land must forever be used as a park.

Millersylvania's buildings were constructed in 1935 almost entirely by hand by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Relics of a narrow-gauge railroad, and several skid roads used in the 1800s by the logging industry, remain on park grounds. Stumps of trees still carry notch scars where springboards supported brawny loggers.

Camping & Day Use:

The park is open year round for camping and day use. There are 120 tent campsites, 48 RV hookup sites, three day use kitchen shelters, and an overnight group camp.

Unique Facilities

Millersylvania Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is a reservable rental facility for groups of up to 150 people. The ELC includes a dining hall/ kitchen, 19 sleeping cabins, two restrooms/ showers, one amphitheater, one private swim area, eight canoes, two rowboats, three ballfields, plus a volleyball and a horseshoe court.


Overnight heritage places:

Lakeside Cottage
This charming two-story cottage sits in a lovely and private setting on the shore of Deep Lake, offering great comfort in an idyllic park setting. The main floor of the house has a living room, master bedroom, fully-equipped kitchen and bathroom; the upstairs is an open loft for indoor activities and relaxation, with cozy alcoves for sleeping. Maximum occupancy is six guests.

Other Activities:

  • 8.6 mi. Hiking Trails
  • 7.6 mi. Bike Trails
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    http://www.parks.wa.gov

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