DASH POINT STATE PARK
DASH POINT STATE PARK
5700 SW Dash Point Road
Federal Way, Washington 98023
Dash Point State Park is a 398-acre camping park with 3,301 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound. The beach provides unobstructed views of the Sound and excellent opportunities for sea-life study. The park features a beach, a variety of water activities and great views of Puget Sound.
More about park hours Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.Length of stay: You may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park during the summer; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31.
WildlifeMammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Chipmunks? Coyotes? Foxes? Rabbits? Raccoons? Skunks? Squirrels ? Crows or Ravens? Doves or Pigeons? Ducks? Eagles? Geese? Grouse? Gulls? Hawks? Herons? Hummingbirds? Jays? Owls? Quail? Woodpeckers? Wrens ? Clams? Crabs? Sea Birds? Shellfish? Starfish? Bullhead? Cod? Red Snapper
Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life ? Cedar? Douglas Fir? Hemlock? Spruce? Yew? Alder? Ash? Birch? Cherry? Maple? Poplar? Daisy? Foxglove? Orchids? Paintbrush? Rhododendron? Rose? Berries? Ferns? Moss or Lichens? Seaweed? Thistle
The Dash Point area has been the subject of three survey expeditions since 1800. In the past, the property was called lson Landing, Fairview Beach and Woodstock Beach. The origin of the name "Dash Point" is unclear. In the late 1940s, the McLeod family sold the land to the state of Washington with the understanding the property would be used as a park. The park was dedicated in 1962.
The park has 114 tent spaces, 27 utility spaces, one dump station, four restrooms and six showers. Maximum site length is 40 feet (may have limited availability). To reserve a campsite, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
Group Accommodations: The park offers a group camp that accommodates up to 80 people. The camp features a large open area and 10 smaller group sites within the camp. Fees vary with size of the group. To reserve, call the park at (253) 661-4955.
Boating is available to smaller boats (e.g., canoes and kayaks) that do not require a watercraft launch.