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Federal Way, Washington

Dash Point State Park

Federal Way, Washington



Federal Way, Washington
Phone: (888) 226-7688

Sites: 118
Recent Rate: $45 8/2016

Latitude: 47.317210288809
Longitude: -122.40670681

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

16 Reviews

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Review Count: 188
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 39

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful spot! Beware - it is not big rig friendly. There is only 1 site for a big rig (#49). After you come into the campground, do not drive around the circle as the trees, overhead branches and corners are tight. You can back into the site directly from in front of the cabins. This site is along the amphitheater which gives extra room. It is a very wooded campground, but we were able to get satellite. Full 50 amp hook-ups. We made this reservation 6 months ago and are certainly glad we did. It is a hidden gem that is close to seeing everything in Tacoma and Seattle. Check-in is at 2:30! We never saw a campground host or anyone at the gate. We camped at Dash Point State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
49
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Large site and with fifth wheel parked, it made a very private area with rig parked between site and road. Quiet, full hookup but very popular area. Reservations suggested. I made mine in March for July and 6 days was the longest "open" time. We camped at Dash Point State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
36
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lot of shopping near by, fast food, grocery, retail, Walmart, Kmart etc.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived at 3:30 in the afternoon. Wait at gate 12 minutes. Gate attendant was very professional and friendly. Drive through the park was very tight with trees leaning over the roadway. We drive a 40 ft DP. The site we were in was the only site that our rig would fit in, it was a drive through, but we had to drive in and back out.

Campsites are medium distance apart and paved. Hookups were well placed. One note - there were no trash cans, just recycle.

Beach access is very nice with a very large parking lot. The beach is typical salt water with a very low slope.

We will not be returning to camp. We camped at Dash Point State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

When approaching the Park use S/SW 320th Street west, north on 47th Ave SW, west on SW Dash Point Road. Dash Point road is very curvy, even in a automobile.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Difficult to drive through park, winding, low branches and pull-thru unlevel, hard to level out. Tight parking. Only one campground open, Self Registration, ranger on site part time. Watch speed limit. We camped at Dash Point State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B44
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Very close to major shopping.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

The only plus to this state park is the location close to Seattle. Beware - it is difficult for a big rig. We have a 38 ft 5th wheel and the road into the park was very windy, lots of tall trees, I would advise people to not try to navigate this in the dark or at dusk when towing. Park really needs to trim some trees if they want to make this big rig friendly. Our site was B49, right next to the ampitheather. Supposedly a pull-through site, but no way could we make the turn around the tree in the curved part of the site. We ended up backing in from the other side of our site. Verizon coverage was awful in this park, Sprint and AT&T was okay, but only with boosters, no coverage without boosting equipment. Park is a bit run down due to lack of funding. Not sure we'll ever stay here again even though we have friends to visit within 5 miles of this location. Way too expensive for the hassle. Day use fees are collected at this park and you can end up with a very long back up to get into the park. They do not have a separate lane in the entry area for those that are already checked in and paid. Waited in line 20 minutes one time, just to get into the park. We camped at Dash Point State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here only one night and this campground appears to be old and run down. Our picnic table was covered in green algae and had a chunk out of the corner. We had a pull through site so we did have privacy on one side but the spots are pretty close together. Dogs were barking, radios blaring, etc. We won't be back. Also, this park is set in the middle of a residential neighborhood which is kind of strange, and didn't exactly give me a feeling of safety. We camped at Dash Point State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our second stay at Dash Point. We visit our daughter in Seattle and camp here because it is close to her. There are lovely shade trees here and the sites aren't too close together. The turns are quite tight in some of the campsites which is the only reason we gave it an 8. If you have a bigger RV, the B loop might be really tight for you. However, it is lovely and shaded and most pleasant. We camped at Dash Point State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice small state park within 20 miles of the southern part of Seattle. I agree with the comments about the walk ins and the site board not being very helpful. Two sides to it by crossing the road separating the park. West side, camping and the shore front day use area. Winter use is great. Hard to find all years campsites sometimes. Looks like major upgrades to the utilities. Not our first time here and will stay again as a wayside. We camped at Dash Point State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

PROS: Good location near shopping and restaurants. Nice shady spots and decent-sized spaces (no problem putting out slides). Nice walking trails and good for dogs. Relatively quiet. CONS: Limited satellite reception, no Verizon Wi-Fi connection, limited AT&T cell. Some sites aren't level. Have to reserve on state park website with a fee. No laundry of course with a state park. We will return. We camped at Dash Point State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

To our surprise, the park had added sewer hook ups this last Spring (there was only water and electric sites) so it was nice to find that we would enjoy the added convenience without any added cost. We stayed here for three nights and had to deal with barking dogs, crying kids in the middle of the night, and loud talking/laughing way past the time for 'quiet hours'. No one is at the park to monitor after 8:00 p.m. The beach is across the road and quite a distance from the campground itself. The roads throughout the CG are narrow and sites are small. We were in Site #32 and there was minimal screening between us and the adjoining sites. It's located fairly close to shopping (within 5 miles). Perhaps we would consider staying here again. We camped at Dash Point State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 217
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The only point lost is for how walk-ins are handled. Virtually everywhere else that we have been in SPs, when nobody is at the gate, reserved sites will have tags on the posts so that one can tell what is available & what is not. Not so at Dash Point. We set up at a vacant site, one of the few suitable for large rigs, only the have the person who reserved it show up just as we finished setting up in a little Scamp TT. They were only there for 2 nights vs our 6 nights but they were not about to relinquish the site & take a more size appropriate site which was available. We moved, squeezing ourselves into a back in much more suitable for the little Scamp. Oh well. Otherwise many improvements have been made at Dash Point since our last visit 3 years ago, including lengthening a number of sites along with new power and water facilities. We camped at Dash Point State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our 4th of 12 stops on our 28 day, 7 state camping adventure with wife and 2 kids. This was the 1st of 2 Washington State Parks and the place was beautiful! Located in Federal Way (20 minutes south of Seattle), it is a few minutes from town, but located in a very lush park/forest. They have trails going to Puget Sound. The kids absolutely loved it. Only downfall was that there was no sewer hook-up at campsite, but everything else was great! Would definitely return! We camped at Dash Point State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We really liked this park but it is not for larger rigs. We are only 36' and had some tight turns to make in order to get into the site we chose online (#48). We had to pull past the sited and back into it. The trees are not trimmed back from the road which makes it difficult for full body paint. Overall once we did get in and set up we loved it! The hike to the beach is beautiful whether you go on the trail or the road. We camped at Dash Point State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Typical state park set up with fire ring and table. Only 28 sites have water and electric and these are the most popular. All the remaining sites are dry. Bathrooms were clean but old and very basic. Reservations are available (at a cost) and recommended if staying during the summer or holidays. We raked our own site to get rid of cigarette butts and nut shells. Great location to visit Tacoma...don't miss the glass museum! Free parking and free, fast tram service to downtown. We camped at Dash Point State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Definitely not for larger units, site are not meant for maneuvering anything over 20' long. The staff were great, very helpful and friendly. The hike to the beach is a fair distance, crowded once you get there with the local urban youth (not very pleasant) If your going to Wild Waves this is probably a one of the better places to camp. Would not make this a destination campground - quite busy. We camped at Dash Point State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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