Eatonville is a cute little town located about 50 miles south of Seattle with the town motto “Better Together”. There are only about 3,000 people living in Eatonville, and just barely over 1,000 households. The school district has 2 high schools, 2 middle schools, and 3 elementary schools. This captivating small town is surrounded by gigantic evergreen forests and has a nice, rustic feeling.
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
This 720-acre park is filled with over 200 animals ranging from majestic wolves to magnificent grizzly bears. The most popular attraction at his wildlife park is the tram ride that takes you through over 400 acres of free-range wilderness. On these tours, you have a pretty good chance to see a herd of bison, huge elk roaming around, and mountain goats grazing in the fields.
Ohop Indian Village
This community hosts living history programs that let you live a day in the life of the earliest settlers of Washington State. The tour guides take you on a journey through the village to practice shooting a bow and arrow to hunt for your next meal, use an old-fashioned mortar and pestle to grind up ingredients, and make an Indian necklace. The Pioneer Farm Museum is a popular attraction in the village showcasing historical artifacts and educating visitors on the culture of settlers.
Alder Lake Park
This park named after the large lake it borders has 3 different campgrounds in it, with over 170 campsites to pick from. The park is available to the public not only for camping, but also for boating, swimming, water skiing, and fishing. Some amenities the visitors enjoy include horse shoe pits, playgrounds, a picnic area, and a kitchen shelter with a barbeque grill.
Deep Forest Challenge
This outdoor obstacle course consists of 5 challenging zipline routes that hang high in the treetops of the Pacific Northwest forests. The courses are all different, with some elements including swinging wooden bridges, balance beams, spaced bridges, and tight ropes.
This long and slender lake covers over 200 acres and rests in the Ohop Valley. The lake is used mostly for fishing as it naturally produces large amounts of yellow perch, black crappie, and brown bullhead. Ohop Lake is open all year and is also commonly used for water sports and boating.
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