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Weekend Getaway: Swim, camp, fish and hike at Millersylvania

What: Millersylvania State Park is an 842-acre park with 3,300 feet of freshwater shoreline on Deep Lake. The park is loaded with trails and campsites that can be used year round and has an abundance of places to fish and swim.

Where: South of Tumwater

When: The park is open for day use 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the summer and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the winter.

Getting there: Take Exit 95 on Interstate 5 and follow the signs three miles northeast to the park.

Cost: There is no fee for day use. Campsites range in price from $21 to $28 per night.

Of note: There are 8.6 miles of hiking trails. All but one mile of the trails are open to mountain bikes. The park has one boat ramp and 100 feet of dock. The park has opportunities for bird and other wildlife viewing. The park has an amphitheater and three horseshoe pits.

History: The park was built in 1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Originally called Miller’s Glade, the park was the homestead of Squire Lathum in 1855. He sold the property to John Miller who gave the land to the state in 1921.

Information: parks.wa.gov

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