Cutts Island State Park

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Cutts Island State Park
Washington State Park
Country United States
State Washington
County Pierce
Elevation 43 ft (13 m) [1]
Coordinates 47°19′15″N 122°41′15″W / 47.32083°N 122.68750°W / 47.32083; -122.68750Coordinates: 47°19′15″N 122°41′15″W / 47.32083°N 122.68750°W / 47.32083; -122.68750 [1]
Area 2 acres (1 ha)
Established Unspecified
Management Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Location in the state of Washington
Website: Cutts Island State Park

Cutts Island State Park is a 2-acre (0.81 ha) marine state park in Pierce County, Washington. It comprises the entirety of Cutts Island (also known as Deadman's Island) in Carr Inlet, 0.5 miles (0.80 km) offshore from Kopachuck State Park, and is accessible only by water. Eight mooring buoys are available for boaters. Park activities include beachcombing and scuba diving.[2]

Cutts Island has also been known as "Crow Island," after the crows found in abundance on the island in 1792 by explorer Peter Puget, and "Scotts Island," after Thomas Scott, quartermaster of the 1841 Wilkes expedition. The belief that the island served as a burial ground for Native American tribes who placed their dead in canoes in the forks of trees gave birth to the name "Deadman's Island." The origin of the name "Cutts Island" is unknown.[3]

References[edit]

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

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