Tolmie State Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsTolmie State Park
|Location||Thurston, Washington, United States|
|Area||154 acres (62 ha)|
|Elevation||75 ft (23 m)|
|Operator||Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission|
|Website||Tolmie State Park|
Tolmie State Park is a public recreation area covering 154 acres (62 ha) on Nisqually Beach on Puget Sound, eight miles (13 km) northeast of Olympia, Washington. The state park includes 1,800 ft (550 m) of saltwater shoreline at the mouth of a creek known as Big Slough as well as forest lands, a saltwater marsh, and an underwater park with artificial reef for scuba diving.
The park was named after William Fraser Tolmie, a Hudson's Bay Company officer. The state began acquiring land for the state park in 1962.
Activities and amenities
Park activities include hiking on three miles of trails, boating, swimming, scuba diving, fishing, crabbing, and bird watching.
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