Nolte State Park
Six miles northeast of Enumclaw, off State Route 169, in King County.
Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk.
Winter: Closed Oct. 15 to April 12.
The park is open in the summer for day use only.
117.23 acres with 7,174 feet of shoreline on Deep Lake.
The park was acquired in two parcels; the first in 1972 and the second
in 1973, at no cost.
The park was named in honor of Minnie Nolte who donated the major part
of the park to the Commission. Originally purchased by the Nolte family
in the 1890s, the land was gradually transformed into a private resort
known as Deep Lake Park. It offered swimming, boating, camp kitchens
with stoves and cottages. The resort was operational until it became
a state park in 1972.
200 feet of unguarded beach with swim float, 2 fishing docks, a car-top-boat
launch, 60 tables, 20 pedestal stoves, 3 picnic shelters, residence,
shop building, park aide cabin, carport, 123-car parking lot, 2 miles
of trail, .15 mile interpretive trail, a 39-acre lake, and tool storage
buildings. The small picnic area offers reservations for groups up to
Of Special Interest
A swimming beach on a small lake surrounded by natural forest areas
have made this site popular with the local community for over 50 years;
first as a private resort and most recently as a State Park. The lake
is a popular fishing location both for stocked Rainbow trout and for
moderate populations of native kokanee, yellow perch, catfish, and bass.
Picnicking, hiking, fishing, swimming, jogging, and bird watching.
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