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Address: Federal Way, WA
Phone Number: 253-661-4955
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A taste of the wilderness without leaving home

Dash Point State Park is actually divided into two parts. The camping area is on one side of Dash Point Rd and the beach/day use area is one the other side. There is a year... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Marie L
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Federal Way
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Federal Way
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dash Point State Park is actually divided into two parts. The camping area is on one side of Dash Point Rd and the beach/day use area is one the other side. There is a year round ranger on the park. As this is a state park you have to pay an entrance fee for the beach but not if you're... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've grown-up in Washington State, and am accustomed to the beautiful outdoor treasures we have here. But at the last-minute, the only o-line reservable campsite to be found was at Dash Point, in humble Federal Way less than an hour south of Seattle. We were surprised by our nicely treed, private tent site. There were miles of walking trails, well-signed... More 

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Maple Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park along the beach has had major work done and is a delight to stroll. Picnics, beach combing, wading or just enjoying nature; this is a tranquil place. The walking trails are nice and easy. Bathrooms and parking are good too.

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Thank bmonson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful state park 20 minutes south of Seattle in Federal Way. There is parking by the beach but it fills up fast on nice days, get there early. There is a well maintained and clean bathroom right near the beach. Plenty of picnic tables for all. The beach is huge when the tide is out and ok... More 

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Thank Vince C
Olympia, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I stayed in the campground and had a nice relaxing visit. Some sites have some privacy, some do not. Check the State Parks Website for site photos before visiting. The facility is well maintained and nearby you can play in the sound, watch birds and other animals or hike or mountain bike on the many miles of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The park has not changed since I was a kid 45 years ago. Good place to take your kids. Try to hit high tide, best on week days

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Thank Partoarno
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in one of the cabins (cabin 5) and were with a large group of people, one other family stayed in cabin 4, while four other families used campsites (3 rv sites and 1 tent). Initially the campground seemed ideal with the cabins backing into a large grass space perfect for the kids to play a game of baseball... More 

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Entered off a typical suburban street in Tacoma to a delightful wilderness that was totally unexpected & quite extraordinary. It was a very pleasant experience to walk around in the park in a rain forest like setting. I enjoyed walking the trails. There are some hilly areas, so be aware of that. Also, look at the maps so you don't... More 

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Kent
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Tucked into a local community. Was looking for another park and stumbled upon Dash Point State Park. Turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. A peaceful area of Puget Sound. Take a stroll on the beach, picnic, and explore. A nice get-away.

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Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Fun place to take the kids to wet their feet and look over the Puget Sound...a few picnic tables and a bathroom facility, trails to hike or just walk along the beach.

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