Eagle Island is a 10-acre marine park with 2,600 feet of saltwater shoreline. The island sits on Balch Passage between McNeil and Anderson islands in South Puget Sound. Visitors can enjoy picnicking on the beach and watching harbor seals on the shoal at low tide.Want to support Washington State Parks? Get involved by joining a friends' group. For more information, visit the Friends' Group web page.
The park is open 8 a.m. to dusk year round for day use.
Winter Schedule for all Washington State Parks
Don't move firewood: Please protect the Pacific Northwest from invasive species by obtaining or purchasing your firewood at or near your camping destination (within 50 miles). Firewood can carry insects and diseases that threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by buying and burning your firewood locally. For more information, visit online at www.dontmovefirewood.org or the Washington Invasive Species Council website.
The Discover Pass now can be used on either of two vehicles!Annual pass: $30
One-day pass: $10
(Transaction and dealer fees may apply)
A Discover Pass is required for motor-vehicle access to state parks and recreation lands managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Exemptions:
Your purchase of the Discover Pass supports recreation on state lands. However, the Discover Pass is not required if you are camping or renting overnight accommodations, for the duration of your stay at that state park. For additional exemptions and more information, please visit the Discover Pass website
The park is situated in Balch Passage between McNeil and Anderson islands in South Puget Sound in Pierce County.
The park is reachable only by boat.
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There is a shoal at low tide that plays host to many harbor seals.
The park was named after Harry Eagle, a member of the Wilkes Expedition.
There are currently no interpretive opportunities at this park.
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• Bird Watching
• Wildlife Viewing
Free days at state parks
: Visit Washington state parks for free. The Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park on ten designated free days in 2013.
The 2013 State Parks free days are as follows:
Jan. 21 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 30 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 100th birthday on March 19
April 27 and 28 – National Parks Week
June 1 – National Trails Day
June 8 and 9 – National Get Outdoors Day and Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing weekend
Aug. 4 – Peak season free day
Sept. 28 – National Public Lands Day
Nov. 9 through 11 – Veteran's Day weekend
Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days. For more information, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov
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The park has three moorage buoys available for overnight stays. Moorage fees
are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Picnic and Day-use Facilities
The park does not have potable water or garbage service. Visitors must pack out what they pack in.
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Park photo gallery
We'll be adding photos to this page soon.