- The list below includes 91 free or cheap things to do in or near Olympia, Washington, including 73 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, National & State Parks, Bowling and Playgrounds.
- From Priest Point Park to Percival Landing, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Olympia and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Lacey, Lakewood, Gig Harbor and Centralia.
The park's natural terrain has steep ravines, streams and cliffs giving some areas of trail inclines that exceed 10%; steps and boardwalks are provided. The playground, first picnic shelter and restrooms are easily accessible. There are also basketball courts.
Percival Landing is a 3.38-acre waterfront park that sits on the east side of Budd Bay. It's a gathering place for festivals and public celebrations. It's a block from the farmer's market and has a .9 mile boardwalk to view the bay and Olympic Mountains.
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Spread over 842 acres, Millersylvania State Park is a very popular outdoor recreational site and camping park. In addition with the abundance of old-growth fir and cedar trees to enjoy, the park also has 3,300 feet of shoreline that runs along Deep Lake.
The 50-acre Burfoot Park has 1,100 feet of saltwater beach frontage along with many hiking trails, including one with stairs for accessing the beach. Visitors can also enjoy the playground and three picnic shelters with grills.
A 105 acre marine park, Tolmie State Park offers many beach activities and includes an underwater park built by scuba divers. The dog-friendly park also features three miles of hiking trails, forests, a saltwater marsh and diverse wildlife.
Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the lake from the many benches in Capitol Lake Park. There is a gravel path surrounding the lake for walking and biking. The lake is occupied with geese, ducks, and heron.
Named because of its involvement in the 1984 Olympic tryouts, Marathon Park is just minutes from the heart of Olympia. Along with walking trails, the park is built around Capitol Lake, a great place for nature and bird watching.
A 3.38 acre waterfront park, Percival Landing Park features a harbor house, boat moorage, open space areas, picnic areas, a playground, restrooms, showers and public art. It hosts many events and festivals throughout the year.
Located on 39.77 acres, Yauger Park was built by a retired Army colonel after whom the park is named. The park offers picnic tables and shelter, a basketball hoop, running track, playground, baseball fields and skate park.