Penrose Point State Park

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Penrose Point State Park
Washington State Park
Penrose Point State Park Docks and Beach.JPG
Country United States
State Washington
County Pierce
Elevation 23 ft (7 m) [1]
Coordinates 47°15′31″N 122°44′38″W / 47.25861°N 122.74389°W / 47.25861; -122.74389Coordinates: 47°15′31″N 122°44′38″W / 47.25861°N 122.74389°W / 47.25861; -122.74389 [1]
Area 165 acres (67 ha)
Established Unspecified
Management Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Location in the state of Washington
Website: Penrose Point State Park

Penrose Point State Park is a 165-acre (67 ha) Washington state park located on Mayo Cove and Carr Inlet at the southern end of Puget Sound in Pierce County. The park has over 2 miles (3.2 km) of saltwater shoreline as well as 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of hiking and biking trails and an interpretive nature trail. Park activities include picnicking, boating, scuba diving, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, clam digging, crabbing, beachcombing, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, and horseshoes. The park was named after Dr. Stephen Penrose, the president of Whitman College in Walla Walla from 1884 to 1934.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Penrose Point State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Penrose Point State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 

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