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Schafer State Park
Campground Description: Schafer State Park is owned and operated by the State of Washington. Schafer State Park is located on the banks of the Satsop River. The Satsop river offers fishing, wading and swimming. Schafer State Park is a little older than most and appeals to tent camping or small RV camping enthusiasts in particular due to the smallish camping sites. The day use area is large and offers recreation opportunities for everyone. Additionally, fishing, bird watching, small wildlife watching and hiking trails are available for any skill level. Complete shopping and services are available in Montesano and Elma. Open year round. Reservations are possible and strongly recommended during the summer or anytime a utility camping site is wanted.
Number of Sites: 40 - 9 of which are utility sites
Electricity: At 9 RV utility camping sites
Water: At 9 RV utility camping sites and scattered throughout the campground
Waste Water Dump Station: Yes
Directions: From Highway 12 Eastbound - Follow Highway 12 east to Montesano. On the east side of Montesano take the Monte Brady Road exit. Follow Monte Brady road north for approximately 200 yards. Turn right (east) onto Monte Elma Road and follow for 3.6 miles to East Satsop Road. Turn left (north) onto East Satsop Road. Follow for 7.8 miles to the entrance of Schafer State Park. From Highway 12 Westbound - Follow Highway 12 Westbound to Schouweiler Road. Follow Schouweiler road north for 0.25 miles to Monte Elma Road and turn left (west). Follow Monte Elma Road for 2.4 miles to East Satsop Road. Turn left (north) onto East Satsop Road. Follow for 7.8 miles to the entrance of Schafer State Park.
Fishing: Yes. Schafer State Park is situated on the banks of the Satsop River. Seasonally, fish for Salmon, Steelhead and trout
Astronomy Opportunities: In the center of the campground there is an open area that is obstructed on the sides by the trees. The exact location for computerized telescopes is 47.09778° N, 123.46649° W
Nearby Golfing:Oaksridge Golf Course P.O. Box 454 1052 Monte-Elma Road Elma WA 98541 360-482-3511 Oaksridge Golf Course Golflink - Oaksridge Golf Course
Contact Information:Schafer State Park 1365 W. Schafer Park Road Elma, WA 98541 Telephone 360-902-8844 Schafer State Park
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The sign that announces that you've found Schafer State Park
A map of the Schafer State Park recreation area
A map of the campground at Schafer State Park
The restrooms at Schafer State Park offer hot showers and flush toilets
One of the 9 utility RV camping sites at Schafer State Park
Some of the tent camping sites at Schafer State Park are adjacent to the Satsop River
A group campfire pit at Schafer State Park
One of the 32 smaller tent camping sites at Schafer State Park
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