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Dash Point State Park

Seattle + Tacoma Metro Area, Washington

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  • Looking out over Puget Sound's East Passage from Dash Point State Park.- Dash Point State Park
  • Dash Point State Park.- Dash Point State Park
  • Dash Point State Park.- Dash Point State Park
  • Reservable picnic shelter in Dash Point State Park.- Dash Point State Park
  • Lower day use picnic area in Dash Point State Park.- Dash Point State Park
  • Dash Point State Park.- Dash Point State Park
  • Beachside day use picnic area in Dash Point State Park.- Dash Point State Park
  • Restroom and outdoor shower facility in Dash Point State Park.- Dash Point State Park
  • Looking out over Puget Sound's East Passage from Dash Point State Park.- Dash Point State Park
  • Looking out over Puget Sound's East Passage from Dash Point State Park.- Dash Point State Park
  • Looking out over Puget Sound's East Passage from Dash Point State Park.- Dash Point State Park
  • Looking out over Puget Sound's East Passage from Dash Point State Park.- Dash Point State Park
  • Looking out over the Puget Looking out over Puget Sound's East Passage from Dash Point State Park. East Passage from Dash Point State Park.- Dash Point State Park
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  • Upper day use picnic area in Dash Point State Park.- Dash Point State Park
  • Upper day use picnic area in Dash Point State Park.- Dash Point State Park
  • Upper day use picnic area in Dash Point State Park.- Dash Point State Park
  • Dash Point State Park Campground.- Dash Point State Park
  • Dash Point State Park Campground.- Dash Point State Park
  • - Dash Point State Park
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Puget Sound beach access. Hiking trails. Large campground.
Cons: 
Limited views along hiking trails.
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Region:
Seattle + Tacoma Metro Area, WA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Washington Discovery Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Located directly on the Puget Sound, the 398-acre Dash Point State Park is by far the largest area of protected natural space in Federal Way.

The park's main draw is the 0.6-mile beach and shoreline that overlooks the Puget Sound's East Passage, The beach is fully equipped to handle any number of visitors and offers dozens of picnic tables, barbecue grills, a covered picnic shelter, as well as an outdoor shower and restrooms. With a shallow slope, the water is just deep enough for wading, but don't expect to be able to fully immerse yourself for a swim when the summer's heat cranks up.

Uphill from the beach, an extensive trail system climbs the peninsula's slope, crossing under SW Dash Point Road to lead up to the park's 143-site campground, easily southern Puget Sound's largest. The park also hosts a well-shaded upper picnic area with a shelter, an extensive group campsite, and a ranger station.

Note: To reserve one of the park's two picnic shelters, call 253.661.4955.

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