Founded in 1845, historical Tumwater is located between Seattle and Portland on Interstate-5, serving the traveller with a central location for exploring Puget Sound and all of its beauty, including Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, Pacific Ocean beaches, and the Olympic Peninsula and Rain Forest. Tumwater is a friendly community with a population of 16,710 and growing (based on 2010 stats).
Tumwater serves as a great “home base” for all of your sight-seeing activities. Hotels, bed and breakfast and campground facilities are priced just right. Enjoy your time visiting Tumwater, Olympia, Lacey and surrounding Thurston County communities during the day and rest comfortably in Tumwater at night.
Read more in our About Tumwater and Things to See & Do sections.