Twanoh State Park

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Twanoh State Park
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Map showing the location of Twanoh State Park
Map showing the location of Twanoh State Park
Location in the state of Washington
LocationMason, Washington, United States
Coordinates47°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]
Area188 acres (76 ha)
Elevation164 ft (50 m)[1]
Established1923
OperatorWashington State Parks and Recreation Commission
WebsiteTwanoh State Park
Twanoh State Park
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Location12190 State Route 106, Union, Mason County, Washington
Area182 acres (74 ha)
Architectural styleBungalow/Craftsman
Rustic/National Park
NRHP reference #14000614
Added to NRHPSeptember 10, 2014

Twanoh State Park is a public recreation area located 16 miles (26 km) southwest of Belfair on the east side of Hood Canal in Mason County, Washington. The state park's 188 acres (76 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 camping, hiking, boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, crabbing, oyster harvesting, beachcombing, bird watching, wildlife viewing, and horseshoes.[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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