Eagle Island State Park (Washington)

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Eagle Island State Park
Washington State Park
Country United States
State Washington
County Pierce
Elevation 30 ft (9 m) [1]
Coordinates 47°11′15″N 122°41′46″W / 47.18750°N 122.69611°W / 47.18750; -122.69611Coordinates: 47°11′15″N 122°41′46″W / 47.18750°N 122.69611°W / 47.18750; -122.69611 [1]
Area 10 acres (4 ha)
Established Unspecified
Management Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Location in the state of Washington
Website: Eagle Island State Park

Eagle Island State Park is a 10-acre (4.0 ha) Washington state park in Pierce County. It occupies Eagle Island in Balch Passage between McNeil and Anderson islands in south Puget Sound. Park activities include picnicking, beachcombing, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing. Three moorage buoys are available for boaters.[2]

The island was named for Harry Eagle, one of the party members of the Wilkes Expedition of 1841,[2] and is administered as a satellite of Jarrell Cove State Park.[3]

The island has a primitive trail through thick brush with short spurs that lead to the beach. The narrow beach is mostly gravel with the exception of a point of sand on the south end of the island near Anderson Island.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eagle Island State Marine Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Eagle Island State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Jarrell Cove State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  4. ^ Marge & Ted Mueller (1999). Washington State Parks. Mountaineers Books. ISBN 0898866421. 

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