Dash Point State Park
|Dash Point State Park|
Beach at Dash Point
|Location||Washington, United States|
|Area||398 acres (161 ha)|
|Elevation||184 ft (56 m)|
|Operator||Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission|
|Website||Dash Point State Park|
Dash Point State Park is a 398-acre (161 ha) Washington state park on Puget Sound that straddles the line between King and Pierce counties. The park has over 3,300 feet (1,000 m) of shoreline, 140 campsites, 11 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking, and offers beachcombing, fishing, swimming, birdwatching, windsurfing, skimboarding, and wildlife viewing. Dash Point is located across Commencement Bay from downtown Tacoma.
Prior to being known as Dash Point the area was known as lson Landing, Fairview Beach, and Woodstock Beach. The origin of the name Dash Point is unclear. The area was named Dash Point on official maps by 1877.
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- "Land and Water Conservation Fund - Washington" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
- "Dash Point State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved February 13, 2015.
- "Northeast Tacoma History". Dash Point Transportation Inc.
- "Dash Point State Park | Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission". parks.state.wa.us. Retrieved 2017-12-24.