TOLMIE STATE PARK
Tolmie State Park is a 105-acre marine day-use park with 1,800 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound. This forested park is on Nisqually Beach, a few miles from Olympia, the state's capital city. The park offers a variety of beachside activities and an underwater park built by scuba divers. The park features an underwater park for scuba divers, a saltwater marsh, a beach, a forest and abundant wildlife.
Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk.Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, Oct. 2 through April 1.
The park is open year round for day use.
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Chipmunks? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Rabbits? Raccoons? Skunks? Squirrels? Crows or Ravens? Ducks? Eagles? Geese? Gulls? Hawks? Herons? Hummingbirds? Jays? Ospreys? Owls? Woodpeckers? Wrens? Clams? Crabs? Mussels? Oysters? Sea Birds? Seals? Shellfish? Shrimp? Bullhead? Cod? Eel? Perch? Salmon? Shark? Steelhead? Trout
Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life ? Cedar? Douglas Fir? Hemlock? Yew? Alder? Maple? Foxglove? Rhododendron? Berries? Eel Grass? Ferns? Moss or Lichens? Seaweed
The park is named for Dr. William Frazer Tolmie (1812-1866) who spent 16 years with the Hudson Bay Company at Fort Nisqually as a physician, surgeon, botanist and fur trader.
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page
Available in the area? Auto repair? Camping? Diesel? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Gifts? Golf? Groceries? Hardware? Hospital? Overnight Accommodations? Pay phone? Postal service? Propane
All services are available within a few miles of the park.
There is no camping available at this park, but there are five mooring buoys available for boaters who wish to tie up and stay overnight on their boats.