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21st Annual (Pre) Thanksgiving Knap-In, Millersylvania State Park, WA
Saturday November 4th and Sunday November 5th, 2017
(Always scheduled on the first Saturday and Sunday of November each year.)
Hosts - Mick and Holly Hill

Visitors to the Park must have a Discovery Pass! Park rules must be observed and followed.

The annual pass is $30. If you access the park for 2 days without a pass, the fee is $10 each day.

If you have reserved and paid for a campsite, the parking tag/fee is not required.

Join Mick and Holly Hill, hosts of the annual November knap-in. This gathering began with the idea of putting closure to the year, reflecting on the fun gatherings and campouts that happened thru the year(s). It is our knappers’ time to give thanks and be grateful, and then look forward to the holidays with our own families.

Park opens at 8 a.m. and closes at dusk, 5 p.m. Kitchen #1 is a log cabin that includes an area with fireplace heat and extra lighting set up for flintknapping. There is also a kitchen area with wood stove to plan the potluck. We have electricity and running cold water.There are also bathrooms near the cabin.

On Saturday, a potluck thanksgiving dinner will be served by 1 p.m. Mick and Holly provide coffee, turkey and traditional thanksgiving dishes. Bring a potluck dish, camp stool or chair, and plan to wear warm clothes and boots for sometimes rainy weather. Pack a project to work on or perhaps share with others how to make something.

Some may camp and stay thru Sunday or Monday. If camping, expect to follow state park rules and provide payment for a camp site. There are bathrooms w/plumbing and token-operated hot showers available. You will want to check the website at www.parks.wa.gov, select Millersylvania, to consider reservations.

We will meet again Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch is pulled pork sandwiches and snacks for a reduced number of knappers. This is a good time for learning flintknapping from others with more experience if you are new to the art.


From North or South
Take I-5 to Exit 95.
Follow signs to the park entrance. .
Look for Kitchen #1. Park in the first parking lot around to the left, near the entrance of the park.

Access to Kitchen #1 is by walking a path thru the woods. We will have 2 wheelbarrows to shuttle your flintknapping supplies from your vehicle to the cabin. Watch for others that may be trying to find our cabin! It gets confusing to new visitors. If necessary, there is a back road access to drive/assist those who don’t hike, or to deliver the extra heavy load. Park rangers want to limit our driving thru their back roads.

For more info, contact Mick or Holly Hill, 360-493-8439 or e-mail:   or 

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