Twanoh State Park

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Twanoh State Park
Washington State Park
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Country United States
State Washington
County Mason
Elevation 164 ft (50 m) [1]
Coordinates 47°22′22″N 122°58′27″W / 47.37278°N 122.97417°W / 47.37278; -122.97417Coordinates: 47°22′22″N 122°58′27″W / 47.37278°N 122.97417°W / 47.37278; -122.97417 [1]
Area 182 acres (74 ha)
Established 1923
Management Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Location in the state of Washington
Website: Twanoh State Park
Twanoh State Park
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Location 12190 State Route 106, Union, Mason County, Washington
Area 182 acres (74 ha)
Architectural style Bungalow/Craftsman
Rustic/National Park
NRHP Reference # 14000614
Added to NRHP September 10, 2014

Twanoh State Park is a publicly owned recreation area on Hood Canal in Mason County, Washington. The state park's 182 acres (74 ha) include 3,167 feet (965 m) of saltwater shoreline and 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of inland hiking trails. The park is managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.[2]

History[edit]

The area was originally the home of the Native American Twana tribes, better known as the Skokomish, from whose name the park's name derives. Evidence of the area's logging history of the 1890s can be seen on the park's woodland hiking trails.[2]

In 1922, the state leased 30 acres to be used as a state park, then after finalizing purchase of the property dedicated the park in 1923. The well-preserved complex of structures created in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps led to the park's being named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.[3]

Activities and amenities[edit]

Park activities include hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, crabbing, oyster harvesting, beachcombing, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, and horseshoes. The park campground has 25 tent spaces and 22 full hookup spaces.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Twanoh State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b c "Twanoh State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved February 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ Stephen Emerson, Program Director (April 2014). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Twanoh State Park" (PDF). Washington Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation. Retrieved February 12, 2016. 

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