Olmstead Place State Park

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Olmstead Place State Park

Washington

(360) 902-8844

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Overview

Olmstead Place State Park is a 217-acre day-use park that features a working pioneer farm. The park hosts tours and school field trips. Pioneer artifacts are plentiful in the park, and many can be seen in action in the work of maintaining the farm. Picnic space and walking trails interweave with interpretive activities. This working pioneer farm offers tours and elaborate school field trips. "Old-time" special events are sponsored by the park throughout the year. Viewing antique farm implements in action and enjoying the historic gardens are popular activities. School field trips include a tour of an old log cabin and farmhouse plus butter-churning, covered-wagon rides and pioneer games. Pioneer artifacts on display at the farm include tools, furniture, clothing, farm implements and machinery. Free guided public tours take place weekends from noon to 4 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day. Group tours and school field trips are available for a fee.

Map of Olmstead Place (WA)

Latitude, Longitude: 46.974455, -120.467320

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Activities

  • Fishing

    Fishing season for Coleman Creek is June 1 to October 31.

  • Hiking

    A 1 mile hiking trail runs along Altapes Creek.

  • Historic Sites

    This pioneer working farm offers both elaborate school field trips and guided tours for the public. School field trips, which include butter-churning and pioneer games, can be booked by calling the park office (509)925-1943.

  • Picnicking

    There are 17 unsheltered picnic tables in the park, along with a restroom. To reserve tables, call the state park office at (509) 925-1943.

  • Winter Sports

    During the winter months cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are allowed on hiking trail.

Seasonality/Weather

The park is open year round for day use. Summer hours: 6:30 a.m. to dusk. Winter hours: 8 a.m. to dusk.

Directions

Driving

Located four miles east of Ellensburg, WA and three miles west of Kittitas, Wash. in Kittitas County.

From I-90: Take exit #115 (Kittitas). Go north on Main Street to T-intersection. Turn left and go three miles. Turn left on North Ferguson Rd. Drive about 1/2 mile to park.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(360) 902-8844

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