What: Millersylvania is an 842-acre park with 3,300 feet of freshwater shoreline on Deep Lake. The park is loaded with trails and campsites 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.-dusk in the summer and 8 a.m.-dusk in the winter.
Getting there: Take Exit 95 from Interstate 5 and follow the signs three miles northeast to the park.
Cost: A Discover Pass is required to visit state parks. A day pass is $10. An annual pass is $30. Campsites range from $14-$28.
Of note: There are 8.6 miles of hiking trails, but trail access is limited right now. All but one mile of the trails is open to mountain bikes. The park has a boat ramp and 100 feet of dock. It also boasts opportunities for bird and other wildlife viewing. In addition, 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 originally the homestead of Squire Lathum in 1855. He sold it to John Miller, who gave the land to the state in 1921.
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