Penrose Point State Park

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Penrose Point State Park in Pierce County, Washington is a marine camping park in the Washington State Park System.[1] It consists of 152 acres (62 ha) with over 2 miles (3.2 km) of saltwater frontage on Mayo Cove and Carr Inlet. Available activities include hiking, mountain biking, boating, scuba diving, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, clamming, crabbing, beachcombing, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, interpretive activities, and horseshoes.[2]


The name honors Dr. Stephen Penrose, a Pennsylvania native who served as president of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington from 1884 to 1934. For many years, Dr. Penrose and his family spent their summers vacationing on what is now park property. A prominent church and educational leader in the Northwest, Dr. Penrose was a firm believer in outdoor recreation for children.[3]

The dock and beach at Penrose Point State Park


  1. ^ "Penrose Point State Park". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
  2. ^ "Complete information for Penrose Point State Park". Washington State Parks. 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
  3. ^ ""Penrose Point State Park | Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission"". Washington State Parks. 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-19. 

Coordinates: 47°15′31″N 122°44′38″W / 47.258707°N 122.744021°W / 47.258707; -122.744021