Ike Kinswa State Park
The park provides good fishing and opportunities for swimming
and children's play.
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.
453.57 acres with 46,000 feet of freshwater shoreline.
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
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
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.
2.5 mi. Hiking Trails
2 mi. Bike Trails
2 boat ramps (freshwater)
40 feet of dock (freshwater)
Personal Watercraft (freshwater)
Water Skiing (freshwater)
2 Horseshoe pits
Located four miles north of Mossyrock, Wash., on the north side of Mayfield
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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