Lacey, WA

A Recreation Lovers Paradise

Lacey. Unforgettably Northwest!

Sparkling lakes and saltwater, densely-forested parklands, championship fairways, miles of hiking and biking trails, and an adjoining 3,700-acre wildlife refuge make enjoying nature as convenient as it is exciting. Towering above it all, the unbelievable magnificence of Mt. Rainier.


  • History buffs will enjoy the Lacey Historical Museum. Did you know the area was once home to 19 lake resorts? Visit this quaint museum full of fun photos reminiscent of the charming resort in Dirty Dancing.
  • Visit the Lacey Visitors Center at the Lacey South Sound Chamber and find more information at Discover Lacey.  
  • Kayak or fish one of the five freshwater lakes or dip your toes into the water at Long Lake Park (complete with swimming beach and dock).
  • Parents rejoice! Run off some of the kiddo’s energy at the playground or take in a local baseball game at the Regional Athletic Complex. Hint: there’s a hill perfect for kite-flying if you bring your kite.
  • Visit the place where river meets sea. Spot local birds leisurely strolling the paths and walk the boardwalk at Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Calling all crafters! Get lost in sea of beads at Shipwreck Beads, home to the world’s largest selection of beads. Don’t worry they have an espresso stand if you need to fuel up for your crafting frenzy.