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Dash Point State Park
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5700 Southwest Dash Point Road
Federal Way, Washington   98023
(lat:47.3183 lon:-122.4074) map location

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.
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.
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
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.

There are two covered picnic shelters in the park reservable.

The park provides 73 unsheltered picnic tables available first-come, first-served.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 7 First time by Kdeisele
park review stars; one to five 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
park review stars; one to five 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
park review stars; one to five 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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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.)

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