The park is named for a Cowlitz Indian representative since the Cowlitz originally lived in the area and their ancestors’ graves needed to be moved when the dam filled in the valley to form the current lake. Ike Kinswa State Park is a great place to make summer memories. This classic state park sits on Mayfield Lake amidst a rolling patchwork of farmland 20 miles east of Interstate 5 and off U.S. Highway 12. Ike Kinswa provides idyllic days of boating, swimming, and water sports for the whole family.
Fish for tiger muskie, largemouth bass, kokanee, and rainbow trout; launch the family boat for water sports, or bring kayaks and paddleboards for a mellow float. Kids can splash in the swim area until the air turns cool, the daylight fades and the smell of barbecue draws them back to camp.
Campers can choose between the quiet, forested tent and RV sites or lakeside cabins and snuggle in for the night after a busy day on the water.