Craveable Summer Snacks to Make your Summer Sweet or Savory! 

Brightly colored Kona Shaved Ice Truck with long line of people waiting to be served.
Savor a shaved ice from Kona Ice Truck at Birch Bay State Park

August 2021

Nosh on great camp food at Washington state parks

Looking to travel light on your next trip to a Washington state park? Want to make sure the kids have an endless supply of snacks? We feel you! And we’ve got you covered.  

Grab some delicious yums from four new, locally owned (and often locally sourced) food stands seasonally at these Washington state parks! 

The exterior view of Sunset Beach Cafe

Recharge and refuel at Sunset Beach Café in Lake Sammamish State Park

  1. Dash Point State Park - Make life easier for the family camp cook and kick back with some classics! Grab a footlong, vegetarian or kids’ hotdog from Jones’n For a Dog. Follow your nose across the park for some grilled goodness. Open noon to 6 p.m., Thurs – Sun, through Labor Day or late September if weather permits.
  2. Lime Kiln Point State Park – Soak in the sights of summer with some simple salty snacks! The Blowhole lets you munch on hotdogs and chips without missing any possible whale sightings. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sept. 30.
  3. Birch Bay State Park - A summer beach day is best with cold treats! Stop by the Kona Ice truck for an Instagram-worthy shaved ice. Lap it up and then rinse off with a swim! Open noon to 7 p.m., Tues – Sun, through Labor Day.
  4. Lake Sammamish State Park - This Issaquah treasure has many amenities, but now you can hit the Sunset Beach Café at the lake and get carefully crafted espresso or iconic eats from local restaurants. Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Labor Day.

Many Washington state parks have long-established food options. Check out your park of choice to explore more concessions.

And trust us…

  • You haven’t truly relaxed until you’ve sipped a craft brew or cider in a Depression-era log cabin in an old-growth forest. You’ll find that mix of hip and historic at Millersylvania State Park’s beer garden, Lakeside Grill and Boats
  • You may need an energy boost to explore Fort Worden Historical State Park’s gun batteries, parade lawns and lighthouse. Grab salads and sandwiches at Reveille at the Commons or locally sourced burgers and fish at the beachside Cablehouse Canteen. The canteen operates out of a 1910 building that once stored electrical cables to underwater mines. (How cool is that?) 

Now, go and eat well at a Washington state park!