Pets allowed
Guided tours
Backcountry camping
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This eastern section of Alder Lake Park is more of a dedicated day use area and thus may be a better choice if you wish to avoid the crowds affiliated with the Alder Lake Campground and boat ramp. This 9-acre section of the park is just about a half mile south of the main entrance to Alder Lake Park as you continue on Highway 7. You'll still find an excellent swimming area and beaches that are perfect for hot summer days on the water. Additionally, Sunny Beach Point has a large covered picnic area that is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a great resource for structuring group events or getting some relief from intense summer sun. As with Alder Lake Park, you may have to hunt a little for a spot away from the summer crowds, as this lake becomes very popular when water levels are high; still the size of the lake and the park should give you plenty of opportunity to grab a spot for yourself.

Note: Sunny Beach Point is only open from May 15 through September 15 due to seasonal water level drawdowns.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass

Not Required


Large swimming area. Picnic shelter. Views of Mount Rainier.


Gravely beach. Only open in summer. Very heavily used in summer months.


Flushing toilets
Picnic tables
Covered picnic areas


Nearby Adventures

Mount Rainier Area, Washington
Mount Rainier Area, Washington

Nearby Lodging + Camping


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