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Ike Kinswa State Park, Silver Creek

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Ike Kinswa State Park is a publicly owned recreation area on the northern side of Lake Mayfield, located approximately northwest of Mossyrock in Lewis County, Washington. The state park covers that include of shoreline mostly along the Tilton River including the point where the Tilton and Cowlitz rivers once merged. The park offers boating, fishing, swimming, waterskiing and windsurfing plus facilities for camping, hiking, and mountain biking, It is managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.
The park came into existence with the construction of the Mayfield Dam in 1963. In 1971, the park's original name, Mayfield Lake State Park, was changed to Ike Kinswa State Park, in honor of a member of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.
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  • Lovely lake. Nice and quiet on 4th😁no fireworks! Great for kayaking. Swimming. Nice camp sites! I found campers to be friendly and mostly courteous. Also great track last for hiking. Small town... 
    Lovely lake. Nice and quiet on 4th😁no fireworks! Great for kayaking. Swimming. Nice camp sites! I found campers to be friendly and mostly courteous. Also great track last for hiking. Small town...  more »
  • We stayed their for the New Year's weekend. Only one loop is currently open, and safe to say that we didn't get to experience all the area has to offer. With that said, we enjoyed our stay very... 
    We stayed their for the New Year's weekend. Only one loop is currently open, and safe to say that we didn't get to experience all the area has to offer. With that said, we enjoyed our stay very...  more »
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  • I spent a snow and icy night here at Ike Kinswa State Park. It was pretty empty, but the majority of spaces had reservation tags on the night of my stay and the following night, which was New Year. I have to assume that because of the snow and ice, people with reservations opted to stay put and not travel to the park, which was probably the right choice! However, the dedicated park ranger fellow was hard at work blading snow with a tractor, prepping spaces and the loop road for guest that again I assume, wouldn't arrive. I think this may be a super popular park though, and it did look idyllic in the snow. I was hard to tell from the circumstances while I was there how well the park was maintained, but the facilities were very clean and smelled fresh with the only distraction to the pleasantness being the cut in to the bathroom partition walls political fervor of certain right-winged individuals that lack the honor and respect to not destroy and deface public property. Ike Kinswa is worth a visit. The lake looked amazing! And the cabins looked a great as well.
  • Beautiful Lakeside State Park. Great for kayaking or paddle boarding or swimming, good family time, trails easy to negotiate. The reason I get it I’ll need to stars is there is no escaping the highway nice you are constantly hearing the Rambo and wine of Highway vehicles but you can still have hear the birds and it’s still beautiful. cabins one, one, two, three, are the best

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