Eagle Island State Park (Washington)

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Eagle Island State Park
Map showing the location of Eagle Island State Park
Map showing the location of Eagle Island State Park
Location in the state of Washington
LocationPierce, Washington, United States
Coordinates47°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]
Area5 acres (2.0 ha)
Elevation30 ft (9.1 m)[1]
EstablishedUnspecified
OperatorWashington State Parks and Recreation Commission
WebsiteEagle Island State Park

Eagle Island State Park is a public recreation area in south Puget Sound occupying the entirety of Eagle Island in Pierce County, Washington. The five-acre (2.0 ha) island sits in Balch Passage between McNeil and Anderson islands about 750 feet (230 m) off Anderson Island's north shore. The island was named for Harry Eagle, one of the party members of the Wilkes Expedition of 1841.[2]

Park activities include picnicking, beachcombing, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing. A primitive trail runs 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.[3] Three moorage buoys are available for boaters.[2] The park is administered as a satellite of Jarrell Cove State Park.[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. ^ Marge and Ted Mueller (2004). Washington State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide (Third ed.). Seattle: The Mountaineers Books. p. 175. ISBN 0898868939.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Jarrell Cove State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved January 20, 2015.

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