JOEMMA BEACH STATE PARK
Joemma Beach State Park is a 122-acre marine camping park with 3,000 feet of saltwater frontage on southeast Key Peninsula. Aside from the natural beauty of park and surroundings, the area is an excellent place for fishing, boating and crabbing. This forested park set on Puget Sound provides a boat launch and water trail campsites. Fishing and crabbing attract visitors.
Summer: 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.Winter: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The park is open year round for camping and day use.
Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Chipmunks? Foxes? Raccoons? Crows or Ravens? Gulls? Herons? Hummingbirds? Wrens? Clams? Crabs? Mussels? Sea Birds? Seals? Shellfish? Starfish? Bullhead? Perch? Steelhead
Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life ? Douglas Fir? Maple? Berries? Ferns? Seaweed
This property was granted to Washington at statehood in 1889 for the support of common schools. The original recreation site was developed beginning in 1961 and was named Robert F. Kennedy Recreation Area on opening day in 1968. The property was transferred to State Parks in 1995 and was renamed "Joemma Beach State Park" after Joe and Emma Smith who lived on the premises from 1917 to 1932.
Available in the park Available in the area? Camping? Camping? Pay phone
The nearest gas station with basic groceries and a post office is five miles away.
The park has 19 tent spaces and five vault toilets (all ADA). In addition, there are two water trail sites (available only to campers arriving by human-powered watercraft) and two primitive hiker/biker sites (no motorized vehicles permitted). Maximum site length is 40 feet (may have limited availability). All campsites are first-come, first-served.
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.
There is one boat ramp.
A daily watercraft launching permit and a trailer dumping permit is available at the park. Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.