FLSSP Annual Celebration Includes all of you!
Sep
27
5:30 PM17:30

FLSSP Annual Celebration Includes all of you!

Join Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park at the rotunda in the park on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 5:30pm to learn about all of the exciting initiatives FLSSP has planned for 2019.

Guest speaker Nikki Fields, a state parks planner, will share news on work being done to update the Lake Sammamish State Park master plan and environmental review.  

FLSSP will also recognize several of its outstanding volunteers who help to secure funding to improve the park, promote the park locally and regionally, plan events at the park, and lead watershed restoration efforts. 

Come learn about how you can get involved to help improve our treasured park. We will provide heavy appetizers. If you'd like to bring a dish to share, that would be appreciated!

For more information, contact Jennifer at director@flssp.org.

 

 

 

 

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Run with the Kokanee
Sep
29
9:30 AM09:30

Run with the Kokanee

Join us for a fun run with a cause at Run with the Kokanee! 

Your Run With the Kokanee 5k entry helps support the Kokanee Salmon recovery work of the Bellevue-Issaquah Chapter of Trout Unlimited. The Kokanee are unique to Lake Sammamish and are in danger of becoming extinct. Trout Unlimited works to protect the Kokanee’s access to spawning areas, educates fisherman to properly identify Kokanee, and teaches residents about environmentally-friendly lawn care, and more.

Make sure to stay after the race for top finisher awards, refreshments & snack, and great raffle prizes! All runners will receive a FREE tech t-shirt featuring the custom salmon artwork by Shaun Peterson! To register or for more information visit http://nwtrailruns.com/events/run-with-the-kokanee/

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Salmon Days Celebrates Return of the Salmon
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Salmon Days Celebrates Return of the Salmon

Fall is here, and salmon are returning to streams and rivers around Puget
Sound. Celebrate the miracle of the annual return of the Chinook and Coho
salmon to Issaquah Creek at the Salmon Days Festival.

Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park will be there! Look for our booth
on the fish hatchery grounds.

The Pacific Northwest’s premier festival, Issaquah Salmon Days takes
place every year the first weekend in October, offering great food, live
entertainment on multiple stages, arts and crafts, a Grande Parade on
Saturday morning, a carnival and much more. Be sure to seek out the
traditional Salmon BBQ across from the hatchery, prepared by Kiwanis
Club of Issaquah.

Celebrate the return of the salmon with this weekend with non-stop activities!

 

 

 

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Special Tour at LSSP : View King Salmon Return to Issaquah Creek
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Special Tour at LSSP : View King Salmon Return to Issaquah Creek

Want to see King Salmon return to Issaquah Creek in Lake Sammamish State Park? Join Bill Way and David Kyle for a unique guided hike at LSSP! The tour will meet lakeside of Sunset Beach Bathhouse in the park. The first section of the walk will be  handicap accessible. (From the boardwalk to mouth of Issaquah Creek) The tour will continue upstream off the beaten path to witness Sockeye salmon milling around and migrating upstream to spawn. The guides will discuss water quality, water quantity and habitat needs for different species of salmon for migration, rearing, and spawning. Young and old welcome. Space is limited so please RSVP to director@flssp.org.

 

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Hike at Issaquah Creek to View Habitat Restoration
Sep
18
4:00 PM16:00

Hike at Issaquah Creek to View Habitat Restoration

Tor Bell, field director for Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, will lead a 1.5 mile hike about Issaquah Creek to showcase ongoing restoration. Walkers will be able to see the progress and learn about plans to restore the creek to a more natural habitat.

Trees along Issaquah streams are critical to healthy salmon runs and clean water. Native vegetation shades and cleans the water, and provides important habitat for fish and wildlife large and small.

The Issaquah Creek Basin is about 61 square miles and is bordered by Tiger, Squak and Taylor mountains. Even though the basin has many acres of good habitat and abundant wildlife, existing streamside areas are filled with more than 50% non-native plants. These plants don't provide shelter for wildlife and fish and are competition for the health of native vegetation.

The tour begins at Pickering Barn and finishes at the park. To sign up, email director@flssp.org.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Park Clean Up - We Need your Help!
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Park Clean Up - We Need your Help!

Junior Ranger Park Clean Up

Calling all kids, junior rangers, boy scouts and girls scouts! We need your help to clean up Lake Sammamish State Park. Stop by Sunset Beach Bathhouse between 10am and 11:30am on Saturday September 15th to participate.

Join park staff, neighbors and friends as we take care of our urban state park. All ages and abilities welcome! Snacks and refreshments to be provided by Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park. To RSVP, email Joy at Joy.Kacoroski@parks.wa.gov

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Perch Derby Coming to the Park in September
Sep
15
7:00 AM07:00

Perch Derby Coming to the Park in September

Bring your rods and reels and come out to Lake Sammamish State Park on Saturday, September 15 for the first ever perch derby!  Trout Unlimited will be hosting this fishing competition for fishermen and women of all ages at the Lake Sammamish State Park boat launch. 

The fun begins at 7 a.m. and lasts until 2 p.m. Anglers may fish anywhere on the lake they can access legally. The derby will include two divisions, adult and youth ages 15 and under. Pre-registration fees are $20 per adult, $5 per youth. On-site registration will be $30 per adult and $15 per youth.  All proceeds from this event will be used for Lake Sammamish kokanee restoration and outreach.

There are numerous places at the park where anglers can fish from shore as well. Many choose to fish from the beaches or boat docks.  In addition to perch, sport fish in Lake Sammamish include bass, black crappie, sunfish, catfish, and the occasional cutthroat. Please note that native kokanee salmon are not open for fishing and should be released ASAP.

This tournament will specifically target yellow perch.  Yellow perch were planted by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife in Lake Sammamish many decades ago.  They are abundant and are predators of the endangered kokanee salmon at certain life stages.   The derby will not only help to reduce the number of perch in the lake but will educate anglers about kokanee salmon and the ongoing work to improve the watersheds and health of Lake Sammamish. More information on Lake Sammamish kokanee restoration efforts can be found at http://lakesammamishkokanee.com/

Anglers will be allowed to weigh in a max of 25 yellow perch.  All fish will be weighed and measured and returned to the angler.  Prizes will be given in each division for longest fish, heaviest fish, and highest combined weight of catch. Bass Pro Shops, the Coho Café and Work Wear Place have generously donated prizes for the derby. 

To register for the derby, visit https://tinyurl.com/perchderby . For more information, contact David Kyle at Trout Unlimited at dkyle@tu.org or 425-287-2370. Trout Unlimited (TU) is a national nonprofit whose mission is to conserve, protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park. Passes can be purchased at the park or online at www.discoverpass.wa.gov

 

 

 

 


 



 

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Junior Ranger Program
Sep
1
3:30 PM15:30

Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Programs are free and meet every Saturday from June 30-Sept 1. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.

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Mini Ranger Program
Sep
1
1:30 PM13:30

Mini Ranger Program

Mini Ranger Programs are free and meet every Saturday from June 30-Sept 1. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.

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Junior Ranger Program
Aug
31
1:30 PM13:30

Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Programs are free and meet every Saturday from June 30-Sept 1. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.

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Junior Ranger Program
Aug
25
3:30 PM15:30

Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Programs are free and meet every Saturday from June 30-Sept 1. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.

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Mini Ranger Program
Aug
25
1:30 PM13:30

Mini Ranger Program

Mini Ranger Programs are free and meet every Saturday from June 30-Sept 1. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.

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Stand Up for the Cure Seattle
Aug
25
8:00 AM08:00

Stand Up for the Cure Seattle

Standup for the Cure is building a compassionate, empathetic, nationwide community to foster a healthy lifestyle while raising money for early breast cancer detection, treatment, and education. 

Come out to Lake Sammamish State Park on August 25th for Stand Up for the Cure Seattle and make an impact in your community. All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen Puget Sound.

This festival-style event includes instructor-led demos and clinics, live music, happy hour, and lunch. Paddlers of all levels and all ages are welcome. Participants that are new to paddling can learn alongside other beginners or attend the event as a "dry-foot" participant. 

Since 2012 Stand Up for the Cure has been providing free breast cancer screenings while uniting paddlers, fitness enthusiasts, yoga practitioners, medical professionals and the breast cancer community from California to Florida and Michigan to Washington in an effort to save lives.  To register visit  Standup for the Cure Seattle .

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Junior Ranger Program
Aug
24
1:30 PM13:30

Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Programs are free and meet every Saturday from June 30-Sept 1. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.

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Volunteers Needed for Habitat Restoration
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteers Needed for Habitat Restoration

Do something fun and good for the environment! Lake Sammamish State Park’s AmeriCorps Service Member Sarah Crestol is seeking help for her final restoration event.

Join her at the park in caring for young native plants by adding mulch and removing weeds that have sprung up around young plants. Help our native species thrive and maintain all of our volunteers’ hard work to restore the forest!

Snacks, parking vouchers, and supplies will be provided. To RSVP and receive more info, contact Sarah at sarah.crestol@parks.wa.gov.

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Kid's Obstacle Challenge
Aug
19
8:30 AM08:30

Kid's Obstacle Challenge

Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge is the ultimate family adventure and the only obstacle course designed for kids ages 5-16, where both kids and parents get to run together! If you are looking for a family-friendly kids event in the Seattle area - look no further

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Junior Ranger Program
Aug
18
3:30 PM15:30

Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Programs are free and meet every Saturday from June 30-Sept 1. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.

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Mini Ranger Program
Aug
18
1:30 PM13:30

Mini Ranger Program

Mini Ranger Programs are free and meet every Saturday from June 30-Sept 1. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.

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Kid's Obstacle Challenge
Aug
18
8:30 AM08:30

Kid's Obstacle Challenge

Subaru Kids Obstacle Challenge is the ultimate family adventure and the only obstacle course designed for kids ages 5-16, where both kids and parents get to run together! If you are looking for a family-friendly kids event in the Seattle area - look no further!

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Junior Ranger Program
Aug
17
1:30 PM13:30

Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Programs are free and meet every Saturday from June 30-Sept 1. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.

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Junior Ranger Program
Aug
11
3:30 PM15:30

Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Programs are free and meet every Saturday from June 30-Sept 1. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.

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Mini Ranger Program
Aug
11
1:30 PM13:30

Mini Ranger Program

Mini Ranger Programs are free and meet every Saturday from June 30-Sept 1. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.

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Junior Ranger Program
Aug
10
1:30 PM13:30

Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Programs are free and meet every Saturday from June 30-Sept 1. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.

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Junior Ranger Program
Aug
4
3:30 PM15:30

Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Programs are free and meet every Saturday from June 30-Sept 1. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.

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Mini Ranger Program
Aug
4
1:30 PM13:30

Mini Ranger Program

Mini Ranger Programs are free and meet every Saturday from June 30-Sept 1. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.

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Junior Ranger Program
Aug
3
1:30 PM13:30

Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Programs are free and meet every Saturday from June 30-Sept 1. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.

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Junior Ranger Program
Jul
28
3:30 PM15:30

Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Programs are free and meet every Saturday from June 30-Sept 1. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.

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Mini Ranger Program
Jul
28
1:30 PM13:30

Mini Ranger Program

Mini Ranger Programs are free and meet every Saturday from June 30-Sept 1. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.

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Junior Ranger Program
Jul
27
1:30 PM13:30

Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Programs are free and meet every Saturday from June 30-Sept 1. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.

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Save the Date for Parkadilly!
Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

Save the Date for Parkadilly!

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Parkadilly is now a Seafair community event, the biggest kid’s concert and fair on the Eastside for its third year. And it's FREE!

Recess Monkey will headline this year's lineup of professional children's entertainment, back by popular demand. Also live on stage will be The Not Its, Rhythms of India, and  Gansango African dance troupe. 

Outdoor activities will include a petting zoo,  Junior Ranger programs, a wilderness survival workshop for kids, arts & crafts, trampolines, rock climbing, children's story times, face painting and so much more! More than 40 kid-centric vendors will be on hand to share information about schools, after-school activities, health care, children’s products, and local non-profits. Food trucks will be on site.

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Junior Ranger Program
Jul
21
3:30 PM15:30

Junior Ranger Program

Junior Ranger Programs are free and meet every Saturday from June 30-Sept 1. A Discover Pass is required for park entrance. All programs are subject to cancellation due to weather or staffing availability. For more information about programs, contact Joy Kacoroski, Lake Sammamish Interpretive Specialist, (425)455-7010, joy.kacoroski@parks.WA.gov.

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