1966

In 1966, a new youth camping area was dedicated in Lake Sammamish State Park. Hans Jensen was a familiar figure in Issaquah, and remembered as a compassionate man with a soft spot for the town’s youth. He left his land to Issaquah’s youngsters in his will. Accordingly, after Jensen’s  death in 1957, sixty-five acres were added to Lake Sammamish State Park to form the youth camping area.

Han Jensen (1888-1957) left his property to the State of Washington. Today it is part of the Lake Sammamish Park in Issaquah.