Penrose Point State Park

Penrose Point State Park is a 165-acre marine and camping park on the shores of Puget Sound. The park has over 2 miles of saltwater frontage on Mayo Cove and Carr Inlet. Wildlife, birds, and forested terrain make this a beautiful park. The park sets on the shores of Mayo Cove and Carr Inlet and offers a wide variety of water activities. Impressive stands of fir and cedar share space with ferns, rhododendrons, wildlife, and birds.

Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.

  1. Boating
  2. Camping
  3. History
  4. Maps

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
The park has two picnic shelters without electricity and 60 unsheltered picnic tables. All are first come, first served. A spacious day-use area at the beach features a large lawn, picnic tables, braziers, a small picnic shelter, and a restroom.

Activities
Trails
  • 2.5 miles of bike trails
  • 2.5 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
  • 158-feet of dock
  • 270-feet of moorage
  • Boating
  • Clamming
  • Crabbing
  • Diving
  • Oysters
  • Personal watercraft
  • Saltwater fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water skiing
Other Activities & Features
  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Mountain biking
  • Three fire circles
  • Two horseshoe pits
  • Wildlife viewing
Interpretive Opportunities
A self-guided interpretive trail called A Touch of Nature was built by Eagle Scouts in 1982 and renovated by a second group of Eagle Scouts in 1991. The trail is located in the day-use area, and extends for 0.2 mile.
Junior Ranger Program events during Summer months on Saturdays 10-11:30 AM at the amphitheater in the campground.
 
Additional Information
  • The park has no lifeguard and no designated swim area.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Volleyball can be played on the lawn in the day-use area, but visitors must bring their own free-standing volleyball sets.
  • Bikes are allowed on all trails except the interpretive trail.
  • Bay Lake, a popular trout fishing lake, is located a mile from the park. A boat launch is available there, but parking requires a Discover Pass or a Department of Fish and Wildlife Vehicle Access Pass.