PO Box 701, Montesano Washington 98563
Lake Sylvia was formed by damming Sylvia Creek for the purpose of log ponding and power production. The power was originally used to operate a lumber mill that was located downstream from the dam. This mill began production in 1871 and was the first of its kind in Grays Harbor County
. The mill ceased operations in 1930 and for a while the electricity was used by the city of Montesano.
There is also a shelter protecting a large wooden ball used by loggers with text telling the story.
The Washington State Parks system includes more than 125 developed parks and covers about a quarter million acres.
Other Washington State Parks nearby:
(Belfair) Belfair State Park
(Grayland) Grayland Beach State Park
(Hoodsport) Hoodsport Trail State Park
(Gig Harbor) Kopachuck State Park
(Montesano) Lake Sylvia State Park
() Leadbetter Point State Park
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12/16 Coming to The Montesano area
Water Music Festival Seaview WA April1 The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality chamber music to the Lower Columbia River Region.
Astoria-Warrenton Crab and Seafood Festival Warrenton OR April26 Crab and seafood as well as entertainment. Listen to the Astoria HS Jazz Band on Sunday.
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!
4th Annual Tenor Guitar Gathering Astoria OR May30-June2 You'll hear guitars, ukeleles, banjos, and fiddles playing their tunes at the tenor guitar gathering.