Tolmie State Park

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Tolmie State Park
Washington State Park
Tolmie State Park mud flats.jpg
Mud flats of the Puget Sound through foliage
Country United States
State Washington
County Thurston
Elevation 75 ft (23 m) [1]
Coordinates 47°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]
Area 29 acres (12 ha)
Established Unspecified
Management Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Location in the state of Washington
Website: Tolmie State Park

Tolmie State Park is a 105-acre (42 ha) Washington state park on Nisqually Beach on Puget Sound, eight miles (13 km) northeast of Olympia. The park includes 1,800 ft (550 m) of saltwater beachfront 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.[2]

The park was named after William Fraser Tolmie, a Hudson's Bay Company officer.[3]

Activities and amenities

Park activities include hiking on three miles of trails, boating, swimming, scuba diving, fishing, crabbing, and birdwatching.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Tolmie State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Tolmie State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Archived from the original on January 8, 2015. Retrieved January 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Thurston County Place Names: A Heritage Guide" (PDF). Thurston County Historical Commission. 1992. p. 88. Retrieved 28 March 2018. 

External links

  • Tolmie State Park Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
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