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Address: Federal Way, WA
Phone Number: +1 253-661-4955
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Surprisingly good camping so close to Seattle/Tacoma

The campground at Dash Point State Park is surprisingly good, considering how close it is to Seattle and Tacoma. In particular, the 'standard' (no hookups) sites are reasonably... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
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Snohomish, Washington
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Seattle, Wa, & Wise, VA
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This park can be very deceiving in size. Not only is the park located on Puget Sound but there are many hiking trails that achieve higher elevations. it has camping, picnicking and beaches.

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Snohomish, Washington
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132 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The campground at Dash Point State Park is surprisingly good, considering how close it is to Seattle and Tacoma. In particular, the 'standard' (no hookups) sites are reasonably private and quiet. The sites with electricity and water/sewer hookups are much more tightly-packed together, and not nearly as nice. The bathroom was clean and well-kept, although there was only one shower... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went here to hike some of the trails with our dog. They are allowed as long as they are on a leash, which we always do to make sure our dog is safe and not bothering others. Less than a mile into the walk we had already passed 3 people with their large dogs not on... More 

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Thank FatWhiteGuy
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Plenty of space to enjoy a day picnicking, kayaking, and bbq. Parking a bit limited so show up early.

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Federal Way
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

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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Thank Marie L
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 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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Thank Jenny K
Maple Valley, Washington
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191 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

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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119 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 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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Olympia, Washington, United States
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73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

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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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

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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