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Ike Kinswa State Park
Just north of Mossyrock, Wash., on the north side of Mayfield Lake.


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Ike Kinswa State Park

The park provides good fishing and opportunities for swimming and children's play.

Location:
Ike Kinswa is located in Lewis County 20 miles east of Interstate 5 junction with U.S. 12 and approximately four miles north of Mossyrock on the north side of Mayfield Lake.

Acreage:
453.57 acres with 46,000 feet of freshwater shoreline.

Acquired:
The major portion of Ike Kinswa State Park was acquired through a use permit granted by Tacoma City Light (384.53 acres) in 1973. Inholdings were purchased for $87,704 from 7 individuals between 1963 and 1994 (69.5 acres).

Historical Background:
Cowlitz Indians resided here and used an area above the bridge as a burial ground. Many graves were relocated when the Mayfield Dam backed water up into the canyon. Two marked graves containing three bodies were left and fenced for protection and preservation in 1974. Originally named "Mayfield Lake State Park", the name was changed by the 1971 Legislature to honor Ike Kinswa, both as an individual and as a representative of the original inhabitants of the area, the Cowlitz Indians.

Facilities:
5 comfort stations, bathhouse, 41 trailer sites, 60 tent sites, 2 primitive sites, 51 picnic sites, Big Toy play area, 400 feet of unguarded swimming beach, boat launch and 3.1 miles of hiking trails.

Activities:
Trails
2.5 mi. Hiking Trails
2 mi. Bike Trails

Water
Boating (freshwater)
2 boat ramps (freshwater)
40 feet of dock (freshwater)
Fishing (freshwater)
Personal Watercraft (freshwater)
Swimming (freshwater)
Water Skiing (freshwater)

Other
2 Horseshoe pits
Mountain Biking
Sailboarding
Wildlife Viewing

Driving Directions:
Located four miles north of Mossyrock, Wash., on the north side of Mayfield Lake.

From I-5: Take exit #68 (U.S. 12 E, Morton, Yakima), and drive east on U.S. 12 for 14 miles. Turn north on SR 122 (Silver Creek Rd.) and drive 1.9 miles. At Y-intersection, take SR 122 (Harmony Rd.) east for 1.6 miles to the park.

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