Ike Kinswa State Park

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Ike Kinswa State Park
Washington State Park
Country United States
State Washington
County Lewis
Elevation 427 ft (130 m) [1]
Coordinates 46°33′54″N 122°32′09″W / 46.56500°N 122.53583°W / 46.56500; -122.53583Coordinates: 46°33′54″N 122°32′09″W / 46.56500°N 122.53583°W / 46.56500; -122.53583 [1]
Area 454 acres (184 ha)
Established 1963
Management Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Location in the state of Washington
Website: Ike Kinswa State Park

Ike Kinswa State Park is a publicly owned recreation area on the northern side of Lake Mayfield, located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Mossyrock in Lewis County, Washington. The state park covers 454 acres (184 ha) that include 46,000 feet (14,000 m) of shoreline mostly along the Tilton River including the point where the Tilton and Cowlitz rivers once merged. The park offers boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing and windsurfing plus facilities for camping, hiking, and mountain biking, It is managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.[2]

History[edit]

The park came into existence with the construction of the Mayfield Dam in 1963. In 1971, the park's original name, Mayfield Lake State Park, was changed to Ike Kinswa State Park, in honor of a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ike Kinswa State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Ike Kinswa State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved February 18, 2016. 

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