Stewardship - Wynoochee Lake


Stewardship - Wynoochee Lake

NOTE: This activity is subject to change in order to comply with the governor's latest Phase 3 requirements. Join the Fourth Annual Olympia Mountaineers/Washington Trails Association (WTA) Stewardship Event. Come for a day or a weekend of maintenance on the lovely Wynoochee Lakeshore Trail. Note: This is a new date for the annual event originally planned for May.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Moderate
  • Easy
  • Pace: At your own pace

8:30 am at the Vista Overlook (a little before the Day Use Area and the Coho Campground) at the south end of Wynoochee Lake.

This long trail around Wynoochee Lake is in need of much repair.  Working with experienced WTA crew leaders, we will cut out logs across the trail and brush back any foliage encroaching into the corridor.  There is also drainage to clean out and tread to widen.  There may even be some trail washouts that require a short realignment of the trail.  We'll have fun, work hard and make a difference.

Volunteer on Saturday, Sunday or both days (Sign up separately for each day).  Everyone is invited to camp out on Saturday night at the Satsop Work Center where the facilities include restrooms and potable water.  This overnight is optional.   This year the traditional Saturday evening potluck dinner is cancelled due to COVID-19 regulations.  

Our hike to the project site is expected to be 3-5 miles roundtrip each day over gently rolling terrain.  No experience is necessary for this work party because WTA will provide the training and tools needed.  This will be a private WTA work party exclusively for Mountaineers.  All participants will earn double credit: Mountaineers Stewardship badge and WTA work party credit.  Come have fun and help make a huge difference in repairing a beautiful trail for others to enjoy.


participants will earn:


Wynoochee Lake

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

Long sleeve shirt and pants, work gloves, sturdy boots.  Eye protection if you have glasses or safety goggles.

No tennis shoes.

Tools and helmets are provided.


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