Penrose Point State Park

Penrose Point State Park is a 165-acre marine and camping park on the shores of Puget Sound. The park has over 2 miles of saltwater frontage on Mayo Cove and Carr Inlet. Wildlife, birds, and forested terrain make this a beautiful park. The park sets on the shores of Mayo Cove and Carr Inlet and offers a wide variety of water activities. Impressive stands of fir and cedar share space with ferns, rhododendrons, wildlife and birds.

Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.

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  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps

ADA Amenities/Facilities

  • Campground

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities

The park has two picnic shelters without electricity and 60 unsheltered picnic tables. All are first come, first served. A spacious day-use area at the beach features a large lawn, picnic tables, braziers, a small picnic shelter, and a restroom.



  • 2.5 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails

Water Activities & Features

  • 158 feet of dock
  • 270 feet of moorage
  • Boating
  • Clamming
  • Crabbing
  • Diving
  • Oysters
  • Personal watercraft
  • Saltwater fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water skiing

Other Activities & Features

  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Mountain biking
  • Three fire circles
  • Two horseshoe pits
  • Wildlife viewing

Interpretive Opportunities

A self-guided interpretive trail called A Touch of Nature was built by Eagle Scouts in 1982 and renovated by a second group of Eagle Scouts in 1991. The trail is located in the day-use area, and extends for 0.2 mile.
Junior Ranger Program events during Summer months on Saturdays 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the amphitheater in the campground.
Additional Information
  • The park has no lifeguard and no designated swim area.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Volleyball can be played on the lawn in the day-use area, but visitors must bring their own free-standing volleyball sets.
  • Bikes are allowed on all trails except the interpretive trail.
  • Bay Lake, a popular trout fishing lake, is located a mile from the park. A boat launch is available there, but parking requires a Discover Pass or a Department of Fish and Wildlife Vehicle Access Pass.