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Dashpoint State Park
Federal Way , Washington


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Dashpoint State Park
Federal Way , Washington

Dashpoint State Park MapLocation
On the west side of Federal Way, WA in the vicinity of Seattle, WA.

Directions
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.)
Overview

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.

Historical Background
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 1940's, 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.

Facilities
There are two covered picnic shelters in the park reservable through Reservations Northwest at 800-452-5687. The park provides 73 unsheltered picnic tables.

For camping: The park is open year round for camping, and has 114 tent spaces, 27 utility spaces, one dump station, four restrooms and eight showers. To reserve a campsite, call Reservations Northwest at 800-452-5687 or go here to reserve a spot online.
click here for camp site maps.

Of Special Interest
The upper trails of the park have beautiful views of Maury and Vashon Islands, the Olympic Mountains, and spectacular sunsets.

Activities
Picnicking, camping, scuba diving, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, swimming, and clamming (clamming is not recommended).

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