AVP Beach Volleyball
Jun
21
to Jun 24

AVP Beach Volleyball

Join us at the park for some intense volleyball action in this tournament which will conclude the first half of the eight-event schedule. Thousands of visitors from near and far are expected to come watch this world class tournament.

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Elton Eastside Triathalon Returns to Lake Sammamish
Jun
30
8:00 AM08:00

Elton Eastside Triathalon Returns to Lake Sammamish

Mark your calendars for the return of the Elton Eastside Triathlon in 2018! Lake Sammamish park and the Eastside are a prefect backdrop for a fun and fast triathlon.  We have undergone some course changes so make sure you take a look at the course.  The race has returned to its sprint-distance roots for a fast and furious course. And added a Super Sprint for those that would like a shorter swim. We'll also have a Kids Race this year for kids 5-10 years old. 

Athletes can expect the same, energy-filled finish line experience, complete with a full breakfast, awards celebration, and prize giveaways including a new bike! To register visit http://www.eastsidetri.com/.

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Junior Ranger Hike
Jul
1
1:00 PM13:00

Junior Ranger Hike

Meet at Sunset Beach to join park staff in a fun, family-friendly exploration of wetland ecosystems especially tailored for youth ages 4 to 8. Explore and play games while discovering the value of wetland habitats. The program lasts 45 minutes and is appropriate for people of all abilities. Sturdy shoes, snacks and water are recommended.

 

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July 4!
Jul
4
7:00 AM07:00

July 4!

Join us at Lake Sammamish for a 4th of July Picnic!

The Kitchen Shelter has two sinks and a center counter with electrical outlets. There are horseshoe pits, a large grassy area and a sand volleyball court. The shelter accommodates groups up to 400 people.

The Rotunda Shelter is a unique hexagonal shaped building with a central fireplace, six picnic tables inside, 12 tables outside and a sandy volleyball court. The shelter accommodates groups of up to 100 people. 

All day-use facilities are reservable by visiting online or calling 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688). The park also offers one sheltered and 475 unsheltered picnic tables, plus 80 barbecue grills on stands.

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The Great Inflatable Race
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

The Great Inflatable Race

Coming on July 21! The Great Inflatable Race is a fun run with inflatable obstacles spread throughout the running course. You and your friends will feel like kids again as you jump, dive and bounce on our custom-designed inflatables. Get fit, support a good cause and create epic memories that will last you a lifetime! For more information or to register, visit https://thegreatinflatablerace.com/seattle

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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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Camp S'more Family Camp Out Returns
Aug
4
to Aug 5

Camp S'more Family Camp Out Returns

Families, pitch your tent at Camp S’more!

It’s a hot summer night and the best place to be is right on the beach or under a shady tree at Lake Sammamish State Park. Camp S’more is back for a second year and families will be able to pitch a tent and stay all night!

Camp S’more is for first-time campers or those with experience who just want a simple night under the stars. All they’ll need to bring is a tent and bedding. A BBQ dinner and a yogurt/granola bar breakfast will be provided.

But there is fun included, too! Prizes will be awarded in the tent decorating contest and the sand castle building contest. Bring your smart phone for geocaching instruction. For a moderate fee, take an evening kayak tour with Issaquah Paddlesports (limited availability.) Cook marshmallows (provided) for s’mores over the beach campfire and join in our sing a long. Early risers are invited to join in the 6:30 a.m. bird walk.

Cost is $40 per tent plus $15 per person. Campers will also need a Discover Pass or pay the $10 daily entrance fee.

The Aug. 4 event will begin with tent set-up and registration 3-5 p.m. Tents must be down by 10 a.m. Sunday. No pets are allowed.

Only 70 tent sites are available; pre-registration and payment is required, first come first served. For more information or to register, visit Eventbrite


 

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

Stand Up for the Cure

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. Since 2012 we've 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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Try Out a PaddleBoard at NW Paddling Festival
May
11
2:00 PM14:00

Try Out a PaddleBoard at NW Paddling Festival

The largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, the festival brings paddle sports retailers, manufacturers and athletes together in one location! Featuring more than 60 paddle sports businesses offering canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, paddling equipment, accessories and gear, the Northwest Paddling   Festival is a can’t-miss event for any paddling enthusiast. Shop, compare and browse the best in paddle sports brands side-by-side, enjoy a tour down Issaquah Creek, learn a new skill at a seminar, and more! Attendance is free…

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All-Access Play Day at Lake Sammamish State Park
Apr
19
3:00 PM15:00

All-Access Play Day at Lake Sammamish State Park

Join Waypoint Pediatric and Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park for all-access play days at Lake Sammamish State Park’s accessible playground! Children of all abilities, ages, and skill levels are welcome to join. Physical therapists from Waypoint will be on hand to coach and assist children to learn how to use the new all-access playground equipment. Event will be held from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, April 19. No need to sign-up for the event ahead of time, but feel free…

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Public Invited to Help Update Master Plan for Lake Sammamish State Park
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Public Invited to Help Update Master Plan for Lake Sammamish State Park

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is updating the long-term recreation plan for Lake Sammamish State Park and invites the public to participate in the process.  State Parks planners will kick off the effort with a workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave NW, Issaquah. 

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Walk’n Wag
Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

Walk’n Wag

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dog owners and friends of dogs are invited to Walk’n Wag at Lake Sammamish State Park from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, March 18. Join us for a 3K in the morning; dog agility props will make it fun for pets and telescope heron viewing with a park ranger will make it interesting for people.  For the first time FLSSP will also be hosting a judged pet show.  Categories include best dressed, smallest dog, best eyes, dog/owner look alike,…

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Heron Viewing by Kayak
Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Heron Viewing by Kayak

Great Blue Herons nest near the mouth of Issaquah Creek as it spills into Lake Sammamish. Lake Sammamish State Park provides a bountiful habitat for roughly 60-100 nests. Early March is the best month to see adult herons busy building out existing nests for their new offspring. Kayaks allow viewers to observe the nesting herons from a variety of perspectives before the spring leaves blossom and hide the nests. Other species of waterfowl and raptors, maybe even a bald eagle…

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Heron Viewing by Kayak
Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Heron Viewing by Kayak

Great Blue Herons nest near the mouth of Issaquah Creek as it spills into Lake Sammamish. Lake Sammamish State Park provides a bountiful habitat for roughly 60-100 nests. Early March is the best month to see adult herons busy building out existing nests for their new offspring. Kayaks allow viewers to observe the nesting herons from a variety of perspectives before the spring leaves blossom and hide the nests. Other species of waterfowl and raptors, maybe even a bald eagle…

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Habitat Restoration
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Habitat Restoration

 

Interested in meeting new people and working outdoors?  We are looking for volunteers to help us on Saturday, February 10 from 10am-2pm to beautify a popular walking trail and improve habitat for wildlife by planting native trees & shrubs and removing invasive plants. No prior experience needed! Tools and refreshments will be provided. To register, please email Sarah Crestol, AmeriCorps Service Member with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, at Sarah.Crestol@parks.wa.gov

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Feb
5
8:00 AM08:00

Audubon Birdwalk

 

Lake Sammamish State Park offers a wide assortment of birds and habitats in its varied ecosystems. The walk is 2 to 3 miles. It can be an enjoyable walk for teens as well as adults. Dress appropriately (rainproof in layers; some of the trails can be very muddy if wet). The walk meets at the main entrance from NW Sammamish Road on the south end of the lake. Inside the main entrance, take the first left into the large parking…

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