Ike Kinswa State Park RV & Campground Guide

Washington

The Ike Kinswa State Park is located on the northern shore of Mayfield Lake in Washington state. The park covers a 421-acre area with 46,000 feet of freshwater shoreline, where boating, fishing, paddling, and swimming are the favorite water activities. A 2.5-mile hiking trail lets you get close to the wilderness-like habitat. The park is located just 59 miles south of Olympia, WA, and close to the towns of Mossyrock and Silver Creek. 

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Weather
Spring 38-71 F
Summer 50-80 F
Fall 36-73 F
Winter 32-50 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Ike Kinswa State Park

Late spring, summer, and early fall are the best seasons to camp at Ike Kinswa State Park as the winter months tend to be cold and rainy with no fishing allowed. The dump station is closed during the winter as well, potentially limiting the length of your stay. The best method of camping at Ike Kinswa State Park is in an RV. If you don't have an RV, try visiting RVshare to find rentals available in the immediate area.

Ike Kinswa State Park Campground

The Ike Kinswa State Park Campground offers 75 RV campsites, 39 of which have the full-hookup capability. The campground is inside the park and includes restrooms and showers. The spaces are 60 feet in length and handle both back-ins and pull-thrus. The park is also ADA-accessible in most areas.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electric hookup: 30/50 amp
  • Sewer hookup: No, but a dump station is on-site
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $35-$50 per night
  • Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to dusk

Riffe Lake Campground

Riffe Lake Campground lies beside Riffe Lake, a reservoir created by the construction of the Mossyrock Dam. The campground is located 5 miles to the east of Mossyrock. Once there, you'll find stunning views of the lake, 16 newly graveled and leveled RV campsites, and excellent fishing, swimming, and boating opportunities.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electric hookup: 30/50 amp
  • Sewer hookup: Yes, but only for 11 of the 16 RV campsites
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $39.96 per night for water/power hookup sites, $46.40 per night for sewer-added sites
  • Office hours: Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Harmony Lakeside RV Park

Located 3 miles north of Mossyrock, Harmony Lakeside RV Park is a full-service RV campground. The park offers 80 RV campsites on the northern shore of Mayfield Lake, and you can choose from shaded or open sites with ample space for big rigs. The park offers rentals for boats, kayaks, canoes, pedalboards, and party boats. The lake provides the rest in the way of fishing, swimming, and water skiing. Call ahead to make reservations as this park tends to fill quickly during the weekends.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electric hookup: 30/50 amp
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $51.25-$71.25 per night
  • Office hours: Saturday - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Ike Kinswa State Park

Inside Ike Kinswa State Park

For a park that only covers an area of 421 acres, Ike Kinswa State Park is filled with opportunities for both campers and picnickers. The park features 2.5 miles of hiking trails as well as 2 miles of biking trails. Different varieties of giant trees cover the park, including Douglas fir, cedar, western hemlock, spruce, alder, and several others. Under the trees, visitors can find 54 picnic tables, often beside fire rings, interspersed throughout the park in places where the views are especially attractive. There's a beach on Mayfield Lake that's 46,000 feet long interrupted by a two-lane paved boat-launch area and a 40-foot boat-handling pier. The park is in a relatively remote area, allowing for natural sounds, especially at night.

Outside Ike Kinswa State Park

Although the area surrounding Ike Kinswa State Park is sparsely populated, there are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby. Since you're in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, mountaintops appear to spring from the horizon in nearly every direction. The small towns around the park offer a fascinating history for you to explore. Lakes, rivers, hills, canyons, and mountains greet you at every turn. 

Restaurants

Nacho’s Mexican Restaurant

If you're looking for some Mexican cuisine after a day reveling in the park, you don't have to go far to find Nacho’s Mexican Restaurant. They specialize in the creation of tacos, enchiladas, and an incredibly delicious asada quesa. Since the restaurant is in Mossyrock, it's within easy driving distance for Ike Kinswa State Park visitors.

Type: Mexican

Location: 100 E State, Mossyrock, WA 98564

Pioneer Bar and Grill

Settle into the always welcoming diner atmosphere that you enjoy in your hometown at the Pioneer Bar and Grill. You'll find traditional American cuisine favorites at this restaurant, such as hamburgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, patty melts, and an excellent BLT. For an extra bit of deliciousness, ask about the seafood baskets that include clams, prawns, fish, or shrimp.

Type: Diner

Location: 148 E. State Street, Mossyrock, WA 98564

Great Wall Chinese Restaurant

If you find yourself craving Chinese food, take the 5-mile drive to Silver Creek. There, you'll find the Great Wall Chinese Restaurant. Look for the Chef’s Specialties section in the menu for such delicacies as the Happy Family, which includes jumbo shrimp, chicken, scallops, and pork with a rich brown sauce on the side.

Type: Chinese

Location: 2197 U.S. Highway 12, Silver Creek, WA 98585

Shopping

Mossyrock Hardware

If you arrive at Ike Kinswa State Park and realize you forgot an item or need to repair a piece of hardware, there's no need to worry. Within 5 miles of the park is Mossyrock Hardware, a member of the Ace Hardware family. You can find your repair items and even some of those picnic or camping essentials that you may have left behind. Picnic baskets, boat accessories like life vests, or even portable fire pits and barbecue grills are available for the anxious camper.

Location: 249 E State Street, Mossyrock, WA 98564

Yard Birds Mall

One of the more unique shopping malls in Washington is the Yard Birds Mall. The mall is located 31 miles from the park and includes 7 acres of shopping under one roof. Specialty shops such as bookstores, computer repair and sales, salons, secondhand stores, antiques, thrift stores, and clothing outlets fill this mall.

Location: 2100 N. National Ave, Chehalis, WA 98532

Centralia Outlets

If you're looking to shop at several renowned stores, try Centralia Outlets. The center hosts 15 stores in Centralia, WA, about 36 miles from your campground. At this mall, you'll find such stores as Eddie Bauer, T-Mobile, Bath & Body Works, Pendleton, and others.

Location: 1301 Lum Road, Centralia, WA 98531

Sightseeing

Pioneer Farm Museum

About 40 miles north of your campground at Ike Kinswa State Park is a great place for you and your kids to gain firsthand experience in farm living. At the Pioneer Farm Museum, children perform the same chores as those of any pioneer child. Kids and adults get to grind grain, churn cream, scrub laundry, and work in the barn, gathering eggs and milking the cow. The experience is divided into the activities practiced by season, letting you and the kids learn the joys and hardships of pioneer living.

Location: 7716 Ohop Valley Road E, Eatonville, WA 98328

Lewis County Historical Museum

The Lewis County Historical Museum is located in Chehalis, WA, just 31 miles from the park. The museum tells the story of Lewis County, which once included all the area between the Cowlitz River and Sitka, Alaska. Here, you can find information on the impressive effort to build a rail system throughout the state of Washington and the impressive economic boom it brought to the area.

Location: 599 NW Front Way, Chehalis, WA 98532

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How to Get to
Ike Kinswa State Park

Ike Kinswa State Park is easy to find. Whether you're traveling north or south on I-5, take the U.S. Highway 12 exit and travel east. Follow the road for about 20 miles to Silver Creek, WA. Take Washington Highway 122 East (WA-122 E) out of Silver Creek, WA, for 4 miles and find the Larson Road exit. Traveling Larson Road for just over a mile gets you to the park. 

Entering Ike Kinswa State Park

The office at Ike Kinswa State Park is open year-round from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. Fees for RV campsites are organized by season: Winter (November 1 to March 31), Shoulder (from April 1 to May 15, and September 16 to October 31), and Peak (May 15 to September 15).

Partial-hookup sites include electricity with no guarantee of water or sewer. Full-hookup sites guarantee electricity, water, and sewer. All RV sites rent by the night.

Fees for partial-hookup sites : $30

Winter, $30; Shoulder, $30-$40; Peak, $35-$45

Fees for full-hookup sites : $35

Winter, $35; Shoulder, $35 -$45; Peak, $40-$50

Reservation Fee : $8

$8 when made online, $10 when made over the phone

Reservation change fee : $8

$8 when made online, $10 when made via phone

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