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.


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.