Kanaskat-Palmer State Park

Explore one of Washington's state parks named after two communities along the Northern Pacific Railway and located near Maple Valley, Black Diamond, and Enumclaw. It is a 541 acre camping park with two miles of shoreline on a big bend in the Green River and more than three miles of forest trails.

Getting There

From SR-169 in Maple Valley turn east on SW Kent Kangley Road. Drive 3.1 miles and  bear right onto Cumberland Kanasket Road. In 1.8 miles, turn right onto Kanaskat-Palmer State Park Road and continue to the park.

Park Amenities

  • A 2.5-mile loop trail through forest and along a big bend in the Green River.
  • Picnic areas.
  • 44 wooded campsites and six yurts.
  • Put-in/take-out for river running.

Information for Leaders


  • The Mountaineers has a commercial use permit with Washington State Parks for all free and fee-based outings at state parks. Leaders should carry a print or digital copy of our  commercial use permit to show rangers they may encounter.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 2.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 193 ft
  • 800 ft

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