Millersylvania State Park RV & Campground Guide

Washington

Millersylvania State Park

is located 8 miles south of Olympia in Washington. Its 903 acres include Deep Lake, as well as 3,300 feet of freshwater shoreline and wooded areas of old-growth cedar and fir trees. Thanks to the state park’s well-preserved Civilian Conservation Corps landscape, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. With its stunning natural beauty, numerous visitors flock here year-round to take part in camping, as well as other recreational activities such as hiking or biking the 16 miles of trails, swimming, boating, fishing, and more.

The state park is also home to many species of wildlife, including chipmunks, coyotes, deer, otters, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, eagles, and hawks. The region experiences cool, mild weather year-round, with summer reaching a maximum temperature of around 78°F and falling to a low of 32°F in winter during the night. If you’re planning a trip to Millersylvania State Park, you’ll certainly want to come prepared. Keep reading to find out more about this area, including campground information, in-park activities, how to get here, and more.

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Weather
Spring 34°F - 66°F
Summer 47°F - 78°F
Fall 36°F - 72°F
Winter 32°F - 49°F
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Nearby Cities
Olympia, WA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Millersylvania State Park

If you’re thinking about staying in or near Millersylvania State Park, why not do so in an RV? Unlike tents, RVs provide you with a soft, comfortable bed, as well as your own private bathroom and fully-stocked kitchen. If you don’t own an RV, you can rent an RV from RVshare.com to suit your budget or needs. All rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team dedicated to helping you succeed.

The state park has its own campground, providing 120 tent spaces, 48 partial hookup spaces, three restrooms (one ADA), eight showers (two ADA) and one dump station. RV sites range from $27 - $50 per night during peak season (May 15 - September 15).

There are also several campgrounds and RV parks within the local area, three of which we’ve listed below.

American Heritage Campground

The American Heritage Campground is just over a 5-minute drive from the state park, allowing you to be very close to all that Millersylvania has to offer. They’re open all year for RV camping and the grounds are sprawled across a peaceful, 25-acre forest. Daily rates start at $40.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: animal viewing farm, playground, horseshoe pits, heated swimming pool, wagon rides, volleyball court, restrooms, showers, laundry room, camp store, firewood, ice, propane, RV supplies.

Riverbend Campground

Travel around half an hour north-east and you’ll find Riverbend Campground, which offers over 75 sites for RVs and tents, as well as full and partial hookups. They’re located on the beautiful Nisqually River, just minutes off I-5. RV sites start at $40 per day. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: club house, showers, laundry, picnic area, playgrounds, firewood, propane, camp store.

Olympia Campground & Fuel

Olympia Campground & Fuel is under a ten-minute drive from the state park and serves as an ideal base camp location for a host of South Puget Sound area attractions. It offers partial and full hookups, as well as helpful amenities to help you and your family have a great stay. RV sites range from $33 - $38 per night.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Pet-friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: picnic tables, firepits, restrooms, convenience store, on-site gas station, heated swimming pool, TV / game room, laundry facilities, dump station.

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What to Do at
Millersylvania State Park

Inside Millersylvania State Park

Whether you want to enjoy hiking or biking the 16 miles of trails, swimming, boating, fishing, or more – there’s certainly something for every type of traveler at Millersylvania State Park.

Hiking: There are 8.6 miles of dedicated hiking trails within the park. The trails zigzag all around, so visitors can construct a loop of up to five miles and add some side trips on if they wish. Parts of the trails have been board walked to help hikers avoid areas prone to mud. There’s also a Fitness Trail for those looking to get their heart rate up! 

Biking: There are 7.6 miles of dedicated bike trails for those wishing to enjoy the scenery whilst cycling. These trails will take cyclists through wooded areas, marsh land and near Deep Lake, so there’s never a dull moment.

Swimming: The state park is home to two swimming beaches along the shoreline of Deep Lake, both of which are very popular during summer. 

Boating: The 66-acre Deep Lake also provides opportunities for non-motorized boating, including kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boats. A boat launch ramp can be found on either side of the lake. Boating requires a park permit and the speed limit for watercraft is 5 mph.

Fishing: Deep Lake is also the perfect place to sink a line within the park. There’s a fishing dock at the boat-launch area and anglers can expect to catch species such as rainbow trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, pumpkinseed, and yellow perch. Fishing is seasonal and a recreational license is required in Washington state parks.

Outside Millersylvania State Park

If you thought the park has lots on offer, then you’re going to be delighted by just how many experiences are available to you outside of its gates, including stunning sightseeing opportunities, award-winning restaurants, and more.

Restaurants

Old School Pizzeria

Craving some pizza during your state park stay? The Old School Pizzeria is just a short drive away and features New York-style pies and slices, along with retro décor including 80s posters and pinball. Locals call it the best New York-style pizza in Olympia.

Type: Pizzeria

Location: Olympia, WA

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

The Olive Garden Italian Restaurant is a popular chain known for its family-friendly atmosphere and delicious Italian meals. Along with favorites such as pasta, soup, seafood, and more, you’ll also find appetizers such as lasagne fritta, loaded pasta chips, and fried mozzarella.

Type: Italian

Location: Olympia, WA

Budd Bay Café

Just a 20-minute drive from the state park is the Budd Bay Café, a classic Northwest fish house on the waterfront with views of Budd Bay. Their award-winning Sunday brunch buffet, voted best in the south sound for over 25 years, is not to be missed.

Type: Seafood

Location: Olympia, WA

Shopping

Sightseeing

Hands On Children's Museum

If you’re visiting the region with kids, you won’t want to miss a visit to the Hands On Children's Museum. Here, you’ll find participatory exhibits, fun programs, special events, and guest speakers, all focusing on art and science for kids.

Location: Olympia, WA

Tumwater Falls Park

Less than a 15-minute drive from the state park is another park you should visit: Tumwater Falls Park. Get ready to enjoy 15 acres with trails, rivers, cascading waterfalls, a playground, and more. Entry is free to all visitors.

Location: Tumwater, WA

Washington State Capitol Building and Campus

While you’re in the area, you won’t want to pass up an opportunity to see the Washington State Capitol Building and Campus. Some of the other interesting attractions here include the Visitor Center, Legislative Building, Governor’s Mansion, Temple of Justice, monuments, and public art.

Location: Olympia, WA

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How to Get to
Millersylvania State Park

From I-5 heading north, take exit 95 (about 15 minutes south of Olympia). Drive east three miles and follow signs to Millersylvania State Park.

Entering Millersylvania State Park

A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the state park for day use. There is a pay station within the park for visitors to purchase a one-day ($10) or annual ($30) Discover Pass.

We’re very excited that you’re planning a trip to Millersylvania State Park. Once you’ve finished exploring all that the park has to offer, there are also some incredible opportunities waiting for you outside of its gates! During or after your stay, we encourage you to tag us in any of your social media posts, or why not share your photos and experience with us at [email protected]? We may even feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!