"…working together to keep ALL state parks open and operating for future generations…"
Due to the pandemic, meeting schedules may vary and will be announced regularly on the FOSLS Facebook Page. Meetings are currently held on Zoom on the second Sunday of each month at 6pm PST. Those interested in attending can request to be put on the meeting notice email list to receive the link from Karol at (360)703-4249
For more information visit the FOSLS newsletter on Facebook here
The campgrounds are limited in size. Please see the ranger's office for more details.
Want to volunteer? Leave a message at (360) 249-2573 with your name and contact phone number.
Due to recent storm damage, the day use area at Schafer park is closed. Additionally, some (but not all) trails at Lake Sylvia are closed. If you are planning a hike or visit to these areas, check with the ranger station first for closure updates. Lake Sylvia (and Schafer) park ranger stations can be reached at (360) 249-3621.
For more information, please visit the Washington State Park's website here for more information regarding the Coronavirus.
As always, please practice safe distancing protocols and follow the State Park COVID regulations.
We are a 501(C)3 community-based organization focused on helping preserve Schafer and Lake Sylvia State Parks. We have worked to present the state park story to our legislature and have supported the state park agency as they have worked to preserve our state park system. We strive towards improving our parks by raising the funds to build the Legacy Pavilion at Lake Sylvia and fund the project of building the large group camp shelter at Schafer. We are working with the state on a new redevelopment of Schafer Park which is scheduled to begin sometime this year. We also organize and support the Lake Sylvia Fall Festival in September as well as many other public events. We could not be successful without the work and commitment from our volunteers, board members, and donors.
We need volunteers to do everything from down and dirty work in the parks to advocating for state parks in Olympia. All skill and physical levels are welcome.
We have lots of volunteer opportunities available, including trail maintenance, administrative duties, building projects, public outreach, and event planning. Leave a message at (360) 703-4249 (Karol Danner) with your name and contact phone number. If you are interested in participating in the weekly weed removal project, contact Helen Hepp at (360) 580-6503
President: Karol Danner
Vice President: Jerry Buendel
Secretary: Linda Anderson
Treasurer: Susan Duvall
Stet Palmer (Legislative/Parks Commission Committee)
Trina Young (Membership, Social Media and Newsletter Committee, Fall Festival)
Patrick Wadsworth (Legacy Pavilion Project and Trails Committee)
Board Appointed 1 Year Terms:
Joshua Shin (Web Master)
Tim Flumerfelt (Shed Development Project)
Louise Baxter (Grant Committee)
Emeritus Board Members Non-Voting:
Helen Hepp (Invasive Species Control/Master Gardener)