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Lake Sammamish State Park

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2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027

August 2022

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Junior Ranger Program: Plants with Purpose

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Join our park naturalists for an evening ethnobotany walk. On the walk, we will learn how many of the plants in our ecosystem have been used by people past and present.  This hike is 0.75 miles, will last about 45 minutes, and will require stepping up, stepping down, and will take place on an uneven path. Junior Rangers stick around after the walk for a quick reflection about Special Places in parks, page 2 in the Junior Ranger Booklet.  …

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Sea Kayaking 101, Beginning Sea Kayak Safety Skills

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Beginning Sea Kayak Safety Skills FOR ADULTS Have you capsized lately? If not, you need to take this course! Our students will tell you, "kayaking is more fun once you've overcome the fear of capsizing". Practicing how to wet exit safely and get back in a kayak from deep water are two skills everyone needs before paddling a sit-inside sea kayak or recreational kayak without a guide beside them. And those are two of the first skills you'll learn in…

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Junior Ranger Program: Bucket of Bugs Copy

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Join us to explore the wild world of macroinvertebrates, the tiny creatures that live in wetland ecosystems. How many bugs can you find in these buckets? Stick around after your exploration to create your own wacky creature! Great for all ages.   To become a Junior Ranger, just ask for the free Junior Ranger Booklet at the park office or get one at the program. The following programs are facilitated by our Washington State Parks Interpretive staff. All programs are…

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REI: Wilderness Survival: 3-Season Skills

August 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Do you know what to do if something goes awry on your next outdoor excursion? During this class you will learn practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know. We'll cover the 10 essentials and their practical applications. You'll also learn about emergency priorities, how to make an emergency shelter, how to locate and access drinking water, and how to start a fire. This class is designed for anyone who spends time outside and wants to build their…

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Junior Ranger Program: Fun in the Sun Copy

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Junior Rangers, play with us! Join us for games related to recreation and survival in the great outdoors. After the games, we will work on the State Park Word Search in the Junior Ranger Booklet.   To become a Junior Ranger, just ask for the free Junior Ranger Booklet at the park office or get one at the program. The following programs are facilitated by our Washington State Parks Interpretive staff. All programs are free and open to the public. …

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REI Facilitated: Introduction to Map & Compass Navigation Class

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Overview During this class, our instructors will help you understand the information provided on your map, the proper use of your compass, and how to put the two together. You'll learn about magnetic north, true north, and magnetic variation (declination). After covering these fundamentals, you'll get time to practice taking a bearing from the terrain and your map so that you can make sense of your position and plan a route. This engaging course is a great introduction to outdoor…

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REI facilitated: Wilderness Survival: 3-Season Skills

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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 Arrival: Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the start time listed above; Food: Remember to pack energy snacks and water for the day.  Learn the 10 essentials and how to use them  Understand Survival Priorities  Practice building simple tarp shelters, filtering water, and starting a fire  Build confidence in your outdoor self-reliance skills  Class may spend time off of well-groomed trails Registration required. Fees Apply.

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Junior Ranger Program: Star Stories

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Many of us head indoors after the sun goes down, but our parks are just as interesting and beautiful after dark when stars get a chance to shine! Drop by this program to hear some of the stories of our stars and to create your own constellations. Junior Rangers will have a chance to complete page 14 in the Junior Ranger Booklet. Great for all ages.   To become a Junior Ranger, just ask for the free Junior Ranger Booklet…

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REI facilitated: Women’s Introduction to Map and Compass Navigation

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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During this field outing, our instructors will help you understand the information provided on your map, the proper use of your compass, and how to put the two together. You'll learn about magnetic north, true north, and magnetic variation (declination). After covering these fundamentals, you'll get time to practice taking a bearing from the terrain and your map so that you can make sense of your position and plan a route. This hands on, women's focused course is a great…

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September 2022

Sea Kayaking 101, Beginning Sea Kayak Safety Skills

September 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Beginning Sea Kayak Safety Skills FOR ADULTS Have you capsized lately? If not, you need to take this course! Our students will tell you, "kayaking is more fun once you've overcome the fear of capsizing". Practicing how to wet exit safely and get back in a kayak from deep water are two skills everyone needs before paddling a sit-inside sea kayak or recreational kayak without a guide beside them. And those are two of the first skills you'll learn in…

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REI facilitated: Wilderness Survival: 3-Season Skills

September 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 1, 2022

Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Do you know what to do if something goes awry on your next outdoor excursion? During this class you will learn practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know. We'll cover the 10 essentials and their practical applications. You'll also learn about emergency priorities, how to make an emergency shelter, how to locate and access drinking water, and how to start a fire. This class is designed for anyone who spends time outside and wants to build their…

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Sea Kayaking 101, Beginning Sea Kayak Safety Skills

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Beginning Sea Kayak Safety Skills FOR ADULTS Have you capsized lately? If not, you need to take this course! Our students will tell you, "kayaking is more fun once you've overcome the fear of capsizing". Practicing how to wet exit safely and get back in a kayak from deep water are two skills everyone needs before paddling a sit-inside sea kayak or recreational kayak without a guide beside them. And those are two of the first skills you'll learn in…

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REI facilitated: Wilderness Survival: 3-Season Skills

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 1, 2022

Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Do you know what to do if something goes awry on your next outdoor excursion? During this class you will learn practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know. We'll cover the 10 essentials and their practical applications. You'll also learn about emergency priorities, how to make an emergency shelter, how to locate and access drinking water, and how to start a fire. This class is designed for anyone who spends time outside and wants to build their…

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Stream Bugs with the Greenway Education Program

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Join a Greenway Educator to collect stream bugs (aquatic macroinvertebrates) from Tibbetts Creek and find out what they can tell us about salmon stream health. The program kicks off with a short overview of macroinvertebrates and Kokanee salmon, followed by 20 minutes of collecting and identifying stream bugs. We will end by drawing pictures of the bugs we found. (Participants are encouraged to bring their drawings home!). Program is limited to 10 children. Free and open to the public. To…

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KIDS! Stream Bugs with the Greenway Education Program

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Join a Greenway Educator to collect stream bugs (aquatic macroinvertebrates) from Tibbetts Creek and find out what they can tell us about salmon stream health. The program kicks off with a short overview of macroinvertebrates and Kokanee salmon, followed by 20 minutes of collecting and identifying stream bugs. We will end by drawing pictures of the bugs we found. (Participants are encouraged to bring their drawings home!). Program is limited to 10 children. Free and open to the public. To…

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Women in the wilderness

REI facilitated: Women’s Wilderness Survival: 3-Season Skills

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Join REI Outdoor School for a women's wilderness survival class that could save your life. During this class you will learn practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know: emergency priorities; shelters; locating and accessing drinking water; building a fire; and how to make your own emergency kit. You will also participate in interactive scenarios to practice and hone your skills. Age 12 and up. Fees Apply.

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REI facilitated: Wilderness Survival: 3-Season Skills

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 1, 2022

Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Do you know what to do if something goes awry on your next outdoor excursion? During this class you will learn practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know. We'll cover the 10 essentials and their practical applications. You'll also learn about emergency priorities, how to make an emergency shelter, how to locate and access drinking water, and how to start a fire. This class is designed for anyone who spends time outside and wants to build their…

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Volunteers Needed for National Clean Up Day

September 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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National Clean Up Day – Leave No Trace Event sponsored by Thomas’® English Muffins For the second consecutive year, Friends of Lake Sammamish Park is thrilled to partner with Thomas’® Breads – makers of the iconic Thomas’ English Muffins known for their signature “Nooks & Crannies” texture – to make an impact and give back to the local community on National Clean Up Day (Saturday, September 17th) with a morning session (9am – 12pm) and an afternoon session (1pm – 3pm). An active supporter of…

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Sea Kayaking 101, Beginning Sea Kayak Safety Skills

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Beginning Sea Kayak Safety Skills FOR ADULTS Have you capsized lately? If not, you need to take this course! Our students will tell you, "kayaking is more fun once you've overcome the fear of capsizing". Practicing how to wet exit safely and get back in a kayak from deep water are two skills everyone needs before paddling a sit-inside sea kayak or recreational kayak without a guide beside them. And those are two of the first skills you'll learn in…

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REI facilitated: Wilderness Survival: 3-Season Skills

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 1, 2022

Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Do you know what to do if something goes awry on your next outdoor excursion? During this class you will learn practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know. We'll cover the 10 essentials and their practical applications. You'll also learn about emergency priorities, how to make an emergency shelter, how to locate and access drinking water, and how to start a fire. This class is designed for anyone who spends time outside and wants to build their…

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October 2022

Sea Kayaking 101, Beginning Sea Kayak Safety Skills

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Beginning Sea Kayak Safety Skills FOR ADULTS Have you capsized lately? If not, you need to take this course! Our students will tell you, "kayaking is more fun once you've overcome the fear of capsizing". Practicing how to wet exit safely and get back in a kayak from deep water are two skills everyone needs before paddling a sit-inside sea kayak or recreational kayak without a guide beside them. And those are two of the first skills you'll learn in…

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REI facilitated: Wilderness Survival: 3-Season Skills

October 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 1, 2022

Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Do you know what to do if something goes awry on your next outdoor excursion? During this class you will learn practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know. We'll cover the 10 essentials and their practical applications. You'll also learn about emergency priorities, how to make an emergency shelter, how to locate and access drinking water, and how to start a fire. This class is designed for anyone who spends time outside and wants to build their…

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Sea Kayaking 101, Beginning Sea Kayak Safety Skills

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lake Sammamish State Park, 2000 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah, WA 98027
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Beginning Sea Kayak Safety Skills FOR ADULTS Have you capsized lately? If not, you need to take this course! Our students will tell you, "kayaking is more fun once you've overcome the fear of capsizing". Practicing how to wet exit safely and get back in a kayak from deep water are two skills everyone needs before paddling a sit-inside sea kayak or recreational kayak without a guide beside them. And those are two of the first skills you'll learn in…

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