Schafer State Park is a 119-acre camping park on the Satsop River, midway between Olympia and Ocean Park. A big attraction to park users is the abundant fishing for steelhead, cutthroat trout and salmon on the Satsop River. Wading and swimming in the shallow water make it an equally attractive site for family gatherings. Buildings are constructed from native stone. Schafer State Park is a colorful haven created in memory of John and Anna Schafer. The Schafer Brothers’ Logging Company donated the park to the state of Washington in 1924. Prior to 1922, the area comprising the park was the scene of many Schafer picnics.

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