Dash Point State Park

Dash Point State Park is situated on Puget Sound in Western Washington and is a popular destination for water recreation. This 398-acre camping park features 3,301-feet of saltwater shoreline. The beach provides unobstructed views of the Puget Sound and opportunities for sea-life study. The sandy beach at the park is a relaxing beach getaway near the cities of Seattle, Tacoma, and Federal Way.

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

  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
There are two covered picnic shelters in the park that are reservable. The park provides 20 unsheltered picnic tables available first come, first served.

Activities
Trails
  • 8 miles of biking trails
  • 11 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Swimming
Other Activities & Features
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Mountain biking
  • Sailboarding
  • Wildlife viewing
Environmental Features
Plant Life
  • Alder
  • Ash
  • Berries
  • Birch
  • Cedar
  • Cherry
  • Daisy
  • Douglas Fir
  • Ferns
  • Foxglove
  • Hemlock
  • Maple
  • Moss / Lichens
  • Orchids
  • Paintbrush
  • Poplar
  • Rhododendron
  • Rose
  • Seaweed
  • Spruce
  • Thistle
  • Yew
Interpretive Opportunities
Interpretive events are held June through August. Fridays and Saturdays there are evening amphitheater programs. Fridays through Sundays there are day walks and talks. Times and subjects are posted at the park.

Wildlife Features
Birds
  • Crows / Ravens
  • Doves / Pigeons
  • Ducks
  • Eagles
  • Geese
  • Grouse
  • Gulls
  • Hawks
  • Herons
  • Hummingbirds
  • Jays
  • Owls
  • Quail
  • Woodpeckers
  • Wrens
Mammals
  • Chipmunks
  • Coyotes
  • Foxes
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Skunks
  • Squirrels
Marine Life
  • Bullhead
  • Clams
  • Cod
  • Crabs
  • Red Snapper
  • Sea birds
  • Shellfish
  • Starfish
Additional Information
  • Clamming is not recommended.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.