Kanaskat-Palmer State Park

If you're looking for a real Seattle camping experience you'll find it here! Kanaskat-Palmer State Park is a 320-acre park set in a forest along two miles of the Green River. For visitors to Seattle, state park camping is a great way to experience some of Washington's best outdoor activities.

Green River is ideal for rafting and kayaking. Be aware there is Class IV water here.Boat and raft launching is by hand only. River rafting and kayaking down the Green River Gorge is for expert-level enthusiasts only. Shoreline activities include nature appreciation, trout fishing and picnicking. One group site accommodates up to 80 people; no motorhomes, trailers or tent-trailers are allowed in the group camp.

Kanaskat-Palmer State Park

Map to Park

Location Notes

This state park is located 11 miles northeast of the town of Enumclaw in King County.


  • There are 31 tent sites
  • There are 19 RV utility (electricity and water) hookup sites (maximum RV length: 50 feet)
  • There are 3 yurt sites
  • There is 1 group tent site

Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
Tent/RV Site

Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
Reservable Yurt Site


  • ADA restroom
  • electrical hookups
  • fire rings
  • flush toilets
  • group picnic shelter
  • group sites
  • handicap access
  • pets okay
  • restrooms
  • RV dump station
  • showers
  • yurts

Nearby Recreation

  • boat rental
  • boating
  • fishing
  • hiking trails
  • horseshoe pit
  • kayaking
  • picnicking
  • river rafting

Reservation Information

You can reserve a campsite or yurt, pay with a credit or debit card and browse campsite availability maps and park facilities on Washington State Parks' website. Reservations for group camps and day-use facilities may be made only by phone.
Washington State Parks Website


From I-5: Go east on Hwy 18 then take the 516 Junction/ Kent/272nd St Exit. Turn right and drive 4.5 miles. After driving through a signal watch for a sign for Kanaskat-Palmer State Park, 8 Miles. Follow the signs to the park entrance.

Other Useful Information

  • Phone: 360-886-0148
  • Latitude: 47.31684 N, Longitude: 121.90185 W

Photos taken within the park

Green River
Looking upstream at the Green River

Green River
The Green River looking downstream from one of the boat launch areas

Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
Boater warning sign.

Kanaskat-Palmer State Park
Boaters readying for an exciting day of kayaking on the Green River

Happy Seattle camping!

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