Federal Way , Washington
On the west side of Federal Way, WA in the vicinity of Seattle,
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.)
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 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.
There are two covered picnic shelters in the park reservable
through Reservations Northwest at 800-452-5687. The park provides 73 unsheltered
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
Of Special Interest
The upper trails of the park have beautiful views of Maury and
Vashon Islands, the Olympic Mountains, and spectacular sunsets.
Picnicking, camping, scuba diving, hiking, biking, boating, fishing,
swimming, and clamming (clamming is not recommended).
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