Dash Point State Park RV & Campground Guide


Good things come in small packages -- and that’s definitely the case at Dash Point State Park, which may ring in at fewer than 400 acres but still packs a heady punch when it comes to stunning views. Nestled along Puget Sound and straddling the line between King and Pierce counties, Dash Point is known for its ample opportunities for water-based recreation.

Whether you’re looking to paddle a kayak, build a sand castle, reel in a delicious dinner, or just work on your tan, this guide will give you all the details you need to enjoy a one-of-a-kind Dash Point State Park vacation!

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Spring 37-65 F
Summer 50-75 F
Fall 38-69 F
Winter 33-50 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Dash Point State Park

Dash Point State Park is home to an on-campus campground, which offers over 100 campsites and has a maximum vehicle length limit of 40 feet. Firewood is available in the park, as is a dump station, and bathrooms and showers are available.

However, even with more than 100 campsites, slots fill up fast -- this is one of the most sought-after destinations in the greater Seattle area! Fortunately, there are a number of other campgrounds in the vicinity to choose from. Here are a few to consider.

(Psst: don’t have a rig of your own? Consider an RVshare rental vehicle. You’ll get a wide range of choices and bargain basement prices… talk about a win-win!)

Cedars RV Court

A low-key, family-friendly campground offering full hookups with a smile, Cedars RV Court is a great spot to stay at when the Dash Point State Park campground is full.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: n/a

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: coin-operated laundry, yard for dog walking and playing

Gig Harbor RV Resort

Want to reconnect to the great outdoors without sacrificing any of the comforts of home? Gig Harbor RV Resort offers a wide range of on-site amenities as well as proximity to lots of local conveniences and markets, like Costco, Albertsons, Target, and more. Weekly and monthly rates are available!

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wifi: yes

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: laundry facility on-site, playground, pre-arranged activities, free personal mailbox

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What to Do at
Dash Point State Park

Inside Dash Point State Park

When you live in a big city like Tacoma, any wilderness retreat is welcome. But what brings visitors to Dash Point State Park from far and away? Here are a few of the most common activities.

Boating and swimming - With sandy beaches and inviting waters, there are all sorts of ways to get wet and wild at Dash Point State Park. Take advantage of the boat ramps to launch your paddleboard or kayak, or skip the seafaring vessel and take a dip!

Saltwater fishing - Whether you’re hoping to reel in a delicious dinner or set a trap for some shellfish, properly-licensed Washington anglers are welcome to plumb the depths of Dash Point State Park’s waters.

Hiking and biking - Even if you’re a landlubber, there’s plenty to keep you occupied at this state park! With 8 miles of biking trails and 11 miles for hikers, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy on the terrestrial side of things.

Outside Dash Point State Park

Obviously, it wouldn’t be difficult (or onerous) to keep yourself occupied indefinitely inside Dash Point State Park. But there’s plenty to see outside the park’s boundaries, too!


You’re going to have to take a break from your adventures to eat at some point. Might as well enjoy your meal! Whether you’re after an indulgent breakfast or a refined, upscale experience, here are some delectable local favorites to consider. 

The Cliff House Tacoma

Prime beef and freshly-caught northwest seafood will grace your plate at this date night spot, which also offers some of the nicest views in Tacoma. Open for lunch, dinner, or just desserts, and don’t forget to take a peek at the wine list.

Type: American

Location: Tacoma, Washington

Browns Point Diner

Looking for good, old-fashioned American fare that will leave you feeling fueled and satisfied? Browns Point Diner is the kind of place the locals know and love for a reason. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner as well as a range of hot and cold beverages.

Type: American

Location: Tacoma, Washington

El Barrio

Ready to spice things up? Stop by El Barrio in Federal Way for decadent queso fundido, authentic carne asada, and more.

Type: Mexican

Location: Federal Way, Washington


Rainy day got you down -- or just need a change of scenery? Consider swinging by one of these area attractions.

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

Get to know some four-legged (and multi-finned) friends at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, which is home to more than 9,000 animals representing almost 400 species. Favorites include red wolf pups and tapirs, and you can even enjoy a camel ride!

Location: Tacoma, Washington

Museum of Glass

With a huge collection including works by artists as famous as Chihuly, the Museum of Glass is a must-visit -- even if you don’t consider yourself an aficionado. 

Location: Tacoma, Washington

Mount Rainier National Park

No doubt about it: this part of the country is one of the most beautiful you can experience, especially in the lower 48. If you’ve already come this far, you may as well make the trek to Mount Rainier National Park, whose namesake volcanic peak stands a shocking 14,410 feet above sea level -- and is still active.

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How to Get to
Dash Point State Park

Dash Point State Park is located just north of downtown Tacoma along the Puget Sound, and is most easily accessible via WA-509. For the most accurate and up-to-date directions to the park from your location, plug the following address into your GPS or navigational system:

Dash Point State Park

5700 SW Dash Point Road

Federal Way, Washington 98023

Entering Dash Point State Park

Dash Point State Park is open from 8 a.m. until dusk year round, and like all Washington state parks, requires visitors to purchase a Discover Pass to enter. A single Discover Pass can be transferred between two vehicles. (Other administrative fees may apply, as well as costs for camping and other park services.)

Dash Point State Park Day Pass : $10.0

Dash Point State Park Annual Pass : $30.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dash Point State Park

What is the climate of Dash Point State Park?

The climate of Dash Point State Park is very moderate. The summers are relatively cool, with temperatures usually staying below 75 degrees. It's also moderate in the winter, with temperatures staying between 35 and 50.

What is the best time of year to visit Dash Point State Park?

The best time to visit Dash Point State Park for some outdoor recreation is between the months of June and September. It will be nice and warm, but not too hot to enjoy activities like hiking, biking, fishing, and boating.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Dash Point State Park?

Dash Point State Park is home to a large campground that features more than 100 RV campsites. The RV sites can accommodate vehicles up to 40 feet in length, and there's also an on-site dump station for campers to use.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Dash Point State Park?

Many different wildlife species can be regularly seen roaming Dash Point State Park. Some of the creatures to watch for include coyotes, rabbits, foxes, eagles, hawks, herons, skunks, hummingbirds, and squirrels.

Are pets allowed at Dash Point State Park?

Pets are allowed at Dash Point State Park, but they must be kept on leashes of no more than 8 feet at all times, and owners must clean up after them. However, pets are not allowed on designated swimming beaches.