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Washington State Parks

USA Parks
King Country Region
Dash Point State Park
Oh Yell ©
Spring Hike ©
5700 SW Dash Point Road
Federal Way, Washington   98023

Phone: 253-661-4955
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.
Nature of the Area
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
History of the Area
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.
Park Store
Services/Supplies Available in the park Available in the area? Camping? Pay phone? Fire wood? Auto repair? Airport? Camping? Diesel? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Gifts? Golf? Groceries? Hardware? Hospital? Overnight Accommodations? Pay phone? Postal service? Propane? Recreational equipment? White gas? Wood? Swimming

Most services are available within a few miles of the park.
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.

Dash Point State Park is located near Auburn, Bellevue and Bonney Lake

There are two covered picnic shelters in the park reservable by calling (253) 661-4955. The park provides 73 unsheltered picnic tables available first-come, first-served.
Area Attractions
Activities Trail Water Activities Other? 11 mi. Hiking Trails? 11 mi. Bike Trails ? Fishing (saltwater)? Swimming (saltwater)? 1 Amphitheater? Beachcombing? Bird Watching? Interpretive Activities? Mountain Biking? Sailboarding? Wildlife Viewing

Clamming is not recommended.

Things To Do in the Area
Take command and be the Skipper Rent one of our Larson powerboats by the hour or the entire day. Take in the scenery or zip around the sound in a speedboat, deck boat, or cruiser. If you don't have the need for speed rent one of our Kayaks, Canoes or Pedal Boats. You can enjoy the scenery at your pace. Whatever your desire may be here at Gig Harbor you will make memories that will last a lifetime.
8.9 miles from park*

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 7 First time by Kdeisele
We arrived midweek from Canada with no reservations. Although the park check in was technically closed a helpful campground host allowed us to find a site and set up our tent. The park was clean, For the most part quiet and had everything we needed. Our two night stay was not long enough and we will be sure to return to explore more trails and the beach next time.
July 10 wonderful picnic and beachcombing spot
I just visited for the first time recently and was so delighted with the picnic area and beach. Beachcombing there was so much fun. Will return soon.
January 19 Great Place to Hike! by Carolyn
I come here not for the camping but the hiking opportunities. There are a lot of trails criss-crossing around the park that keep you busy for hours. Before or after my hikes here I like to walk along the beach for a nice warm-up or cool down to my workout. This is a wonderful place to visit for pic-nics as well. Enjoy your visit!
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Area Campgrounds
Seattle/Tacoma KOA
5801 South 212th Street
Kent, WA
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Located on the west side of Federal Way, Wash., in the vicinity of Seattle, Wash.

From I-5 : Exit at the 320th St.exit (exit #143). Take 320th St. west approximately four miles. When 320th St. ends at a T-intersection, make a right onto 47th St. When 47th St. ends at a T-intersection, turn left onto Hwy. 509/ Dash Point Rd. Drive about two miles to the park. (West side of street is the campground side, and east side is the day-use area.)


Washington State Parks