Tolmie State Park

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Tolmie State Park
Tolmie State Park mud flats.jpg
Mud flats of the Puget Sound through foliage
Map showing the location of Tolmie State Park
Map showing the location of Tolmie State Park
Location in the state of Washington
LocationThurston, Washington, United States
Coordinates47°07′04″N 122°46′41″W / 47.11778°N 122.77806°W / 47.11778; -122.77806Coordinates: 47°07′04″N 122°46′41″W / 47.11778°N 122.77806°W / 47.11778; -122.77806[1]
Area154 acres (62 ha)
Elevation75 ft (23 m)[1]
Established1962[2]
OperatorWashington State Parks and Recreation Commission
WebsiteTolmie State Park

Tolmie State Park is a public recreation area covering 154 acres (62 ha) on Nisqually Beach on Puget Sound, eight miles (13 km) northeast of Olympia, Washington. The state park includes 1,800 ft (550 m) of saltwater shoreline at the mouth of a creek known as Big Slough as well as forest lands, a saltwater marsh, and an underwater park with artificial reef for scuba diving.[3]

History[edit]

The park was named after William Fraser Tolmie, a Hudson's Bay Company officer.[4] The state began acquiring land for the state park in 1962.[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

Park activities include hiking on three miles of trails, boating, swimming, scuba diving, fishing, crabbing, and bird watching.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tolmie State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Marine Protected Areas in Washington" (PDF). Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. December 2009. p. 39. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Tolmie State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  4. ^ "Thurston County Place Names: A Heritage Guide" (PDF). Thurston County Historical Commission. 1992. p. 88. Retrieved March 28, 2018.

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