Tolmie State Park is a 105-acre marine day-use park with
1,800 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound. This forested park
is on Nisqually Beach, a few miles from Olympia, the state's capital
city. The park offers a variety of beachside activities and an underwater
park built by scuba divers.
Located on Johnson Point, eight miles northeast of Olympia, Thurston
106.15 acres with 1,800 feet of saltwater shoreline on Nisqually Reach.
The park was acquired in six parcels; the first in 1962 and the last
in 1977, for a total cost of $100,550.
Named for Dr. William Frazer Tolmie (18121866) who spent 16 years
with the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Nisqually as a physician, surgeon,
botanist, and fur trader.
42 picnic sites, kitchen/bathhouse/comfort station, kitchen/ comfort
station, parking for 60 vehicles, 5 mooring buoys, underwater park,
3.4 miles of hiking trail, 1,800 feet of beach.
Of Special Interest:
The park features an underwater park for scuba divers, a saltwater
marsh, a beach, a forest and abundant wildlife.
Displays on the beach and in the upper picnic areas describe the evolution/ecology
of the shoreline and the history of the park.
3 mi. Hiking Trails
2 Fire Circles
The park provides five no-fee mooring buoys.
Deer or Elk
Crows or Ravens
Fish & Sea Life
Moss or Lichens
Located eight miles northeast of Olympia, Wash.
Take exit #111, and follow signs to park, approximately five miles.
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Courtesy of Washington
State Park and Recreation Commission