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.
This state park is located 11 miles northeast of the town of Enumclaw in King County.
Reservable Yurt Site
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.
Looking upstream at the Green River
The Green River looking downstream from one of the boat launch areas
Boater warning sign.
Boaters readying for an exciting day of kayaking on the Green River
Happy Seattle camping!
For extensive listings of public and private campgrounds outside the Seattle area you'll find a complete list of campgrounds in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho at Campground-Search.com where you can filter by activities and facilities to find a camping location that meets your needs.