Bring your wood (or buy from the mini-mart), marshmallows and sticks to roast in the waterfront firepit. Or take a walk down the south side and enjoy the peace and tranquility. Let the kids discover the giant felled tree trunk that doubles as a slide. Skip rocks. Sit on the logs and soak in the silence. Or walk northward to what our son has dubbed "Bird Island." It's actually a sandbar of sorts, but a big adventure for a 9 year old. We skip the waterhole out of bacterial concern, but love to wade up the salmon stream, hidden underneath a canopy of trees. The water is COLD, and very refreshing on a hot summer day. Keep your eye out for the rope swing and the log "bridge."
There's more here than just hot dogs. It's a one-man operation. Inside and outside seating. Nothing fancy, just ample portions and decent prices. It's a local favorite, and don't be surprised to see a lot of motorcycles out front. It's across the street from the park and a nice alternative to driving to a restaurant.
Stay clear of the mud flats here. You will be walking on it and suddenly you will start sinking and if you don't turn around and keep moving to get out of it, you will be stuck up to your shins in no time. Don't stand in one spot, keep moving. If you stop in one spot you will sink faster. There are no signs posted to warn you of this. Can be a very serious situation if you get stuck in the thick heavy muck and the tide is coming in. I was with a group of seven and we all got stuck for a very long time. I talked to another couple and they said they got stuck in the mud flats before and they fell trying to get out. May sound funny but can be a very serious situation if your stuck and no one is around to help you or for you to call for help. Worse if the tide is coming in.
There need to be signs posted to warn of this. The mud is like quick sand and I am not exagerating. l