• Fishing (saltwater)
|• 1 Amphitheater|
• Beach Exploration
• Bird Watching
• 2 Fire Circles
• 1 Horseshoe pit
• Interpretive Activities
• 2 Volleyball Fields
• Wildlife Viewing
The park has an underwater, artificial reef on Puget Sound. The reef is a popular area for scuba diving. Fishing and harvesting are prohibited in the artificial reef 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 & Wildlife website.
There are no overnight mooring buoys available at the park.
The park offers three trails for hiking and biking.
Free days at state parks
: Visit Washington state parks for free. The Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park on ten designated free days in 2013.
The 2013 State Parks free days are as follows:
Jan. 21 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 30 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 100th birthday on March 19
April 27 and 28 – National Parks Week
June 1 – National Trails Day
June 8 and 9 – National Get Outdoors Day and Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing weekend
Aug. 4 – Peak season free day
Sept. 28 – National Public Lands Day
Nov. 9 through 11 – Veteran's Day weekend
Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days. For more information, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov
|Date/time||Event description||State Park|
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
|Painting in the Parks – Saltwater: Celebrate the centennial of Washington State Parks by painting in the parks. Take a journey through a state park and find artistic inspiration. Then spend the day creating a work in Washington’s great outdoors. Artists may check-in with an event facilitator when they arrive. A full schedule of Painting in the Parks days is available at www.pleinairwashington.com. Presented by the Plein Air Washington Artists. Another Painting in the Parks event is set for nearby Dash Point State Park on April 13.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
|Earth Day Fair: The annual Earth Day Fair returns to Saltwater State Park. Students ages preschool to 6th grade are invited to learn about environmental stewardship and about natural ecosystems. Activities will be centered around the event’s theme, “The Next 100 Years Are In Our Hands;” a tribute to the importance of stewardship and the centennial milestone of State Parks. Participants may explore exhibits and booths by King County environmental organizations and discover the natural world through programs, touch tanks, games, arts and crafts, guided beach walks and trail walks. Event admission is free. Chaperones are required for students. Classroom and group registration is recommendation. Presented in partnership with the King County Housing Authority Americorps Team and Federal Way Public Schools Americorps Team. For more information and to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.saltwaterearthdayfair.webs.com.
||Cambodian Cultural Celebration: Celebrate the traditional arts of Cambodia at the annual Cambodian Cultural Celebration. Everyone is welcome to experience music and dance performances, view displays with historic cultural artifacts and try traditional foods. More information will be available closer to the event. A Folk & Traditional Arts in the Parks Program event.
|Aug. 16 - 18
||Flute Quest: The annual festival celebrating traditional flute music in the Northwest returns to Saltwater State Park. Presented by Washington Flute Circle. For more information, visit www.flutequest.com or contact email@example.com.
||Arts of India Festival: Join the celebration of Indian culture at Saltwater State Park. The festival returns for its second year of art, dance and traditional food. Everyone is welcome. More information will be available closer to the event.
Full list of events
at Washington State Parks
Picnic and Day-use Facilities
The park provides two reservable kitchen shelters without electricity, plus 147 unsheltered picnic tables. Most picnic sites are near the beach or along McSorley Creek.
To reserve a kitchen shelter, visit online
or call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.