Dash Point State Park: Your Backdoor Wilderness
Are you from Seattle, Tacoma, or Federal Way and thinking about a getaway place to bring your family without sacrificing distance, time and dollars? You’re looking for an outdoor expedition – camping, picnics, beach swimming and boating activities, plus trails for hiking and biking. It’ll be a bonus to see a lot of flora and fauna but surely that’s a place far away from home. Must it be necessary to fly a plane to get there when you’re living in the city?
Experience the Outdoors in Federal Way
Dash Point State Park is a national park in Puget Sound, western Washington and a sprawling, almost 400 acre park for camping and some more. Its beach stretches 3,300 feet of saltwater shoreline providing an unobstructed view of the Puget Sound. It’s a popular destination for water enthusiasts as it offers swimming, sailboarding, as well as freshwater fishing that kids enjoy. Many say that to be able to see how huge the beach is, come at low tide and find billions of sand dollars
You will find the beach on the side of Dash Point Road, while on the other, the wide campsites that made this place popular with families. Camping here is enjoyable and relaxing, spaced apart from one another just so for some quiet and privacy. Each site has the amenities you’d expect – a flat cement pad with picnic table, a space to put up tent, and a fire pit. There are two covered picnic shelters in the park and 20 unsheltered picnic tables. Some sites have more trees and underbrush than others.
If you go for hiking, find 11 miles of hiking trails with naturally beautiful woodlands. All but 1.6 miles of it is paved, the rest is tranquil area to view wildlife and learn about birds If you go early in the morning or late in the afternoon, you might see bald eagles, geese, mink or beaver. Bring extra towels incase you want to jump in the water!
Nature near our Federal Way Hotel
Just 4.5 miles away from our Federal Way Hotel, you and the family can enjoy the outdoors. Dash Point State Park offers many opportunities for family activities – close to nature while staying in the city. Ask our Comfort Inn staff for more information.