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Parks & Recreation

Looking for a nearby park to take the grandkids? Or maybe a gnarly trail to take your mountain bike down? The CHOICES are many! So pick your favorite (or try something new) and enjoy what the Thurston region has to offer. 

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Parks & Recreation Map

Search this interactive map for your specific recreation amenities. Find a variety of low cost options to get you moving in Thurston County.

Capital Forest

Capitol State Forest This popular recreation destination draws an estimated 800,000 visitors each year for a variety of uses.

CapitolForest.com This privately owned website provides tips on trail etiquette, trail maps, volunteer opportunities and more.

Friends of Capitol Forest This non-profit organization coordinates rides, trail work parties, and other events.

Trail rider in Capitol State Forest waving while stopping to have a drink from his hydration pack.

RECREATION Resources

Washington Trails Association Find an array of information on the hiking opportunities available in our state. 

Parks and Recreation Map This interactive map identifies a variety of low cost recreation opportunities in Thurston County.