This campground is hidden in the middle of a major Western Washington city, Federal Way. Once in the campground, you would have no idea that you are surrounded by a sprawling metropolitan area.
The campsites are small but private. They do allow for campfires but you should bring your own firewood.
There is a trail that follows a creek down to the shoreline. If you are into geocaching we found a few along the trail. Depending on the season this trail can be quite muddy.
"Firstly, I just have to say what a positive and amazing experience I had at this campground. The volunteers were friendly, kind and absolutely awesome to interact with. Also, the camp was clean and beautifully laid out. I will definitely be camping here again the next time we go to Washington. I'm definitely impressed with how up to date and organized everything was around here. From the website updates to physical maintenance and upkeep - as close to perfection as we will ever get to as humans. I learned that volunteers are in high demand though so… I know what i want to do next summer!
We had a lovely two day stay here in this very nice park. They are in the process of upgrading the rest rooms so the shower facilities were really in demand by the campers. Very few full hookup sites. The biggest negative was the plane noise. The park is located south of Sea-Tac Airport and directly in the flightpath. Constant flyovers.
Nice little spot, very strict about noise
We camped here a few times when I was a child as it was great. We did a drive through to scout and it looks like homeless people are perma camped there.
Dash Point State Park is your average, nice Washington State Park, with trees, grass, pathways etc. When we were there at the end of March, only about half the campground was open, and we were able to get a last-minute spot in the late afternoon on a Thursday. Sites are mid-sized, with some having more privacy than others.
Cons: While several other reviews talk of the cleanliness of the campground, we had the opposite experience, with large and small trash everywhere we walked (including a whole foam mattress thrown away). It was also pretty muddy, as well as loud (from the airplanes passing over head until the middle of the night).
Pros: Across the street, the day use area is amazing, with a lovely beach, picnic tables, hikes, etc. Generally a very nice place to spend the day.
Tips: Unless you're there with another group or family, avoid the spots that look like they're parallel on the map (9 & 10; 15 & 16 etc.) since they're basically one big site split up with two driveways right next to one another.
its right across from the beach, easy to get to, fun wiith alot to do
Dash Point is easily accessible on a weekday and is suitable for family or singles. I have enjoyed many evenings hiking and trail running the trails and have also felt 100% safe. There is also great accessibility to the water.
Great easy access outside federal way with great hikes a beach and regular maintance and upkeep only problem comes from the city and crime that can sometimes follow lock your stuff up but still family friendly
Dash point is one of the cleanest campsites and parks I’ve been to. The beaches are very close to the sites and have lots of room for kids and dogs to hangout and cool off from the heat!