- Located two miles south of Des Moines, WA
- State Parks
Saltwater State Park is an 88-acre marine camping park with 1,445 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound. The park is located halfway between the cities of Tacoma and Seattle. The cities jointly and literally buried a hatchet in the park as a symbol of an end to their mutual competition. The park offers beautiful views and wildlife-watching opportunities.A vehicle parking permit is no longer required for day visits.
Hours + Fees
Summer: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.Winter: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Map + Directions
Located two miles south of Des Moines, Wash., near Sea-Tac International Airport.From the south:Take exit #147 off I-5. Follow signs west, and turn right on 16th St. past the Safeway store (sign missing). Then follow signs to park. Turn on Marine View Dr., which runs through the park. Turn left into the park.
From the north:Take exit #149 off of I-5, go west, then turn south on Hwy. 99 (sign missing). Follow the signs into the park. Turn right on 240th at the Midway Drive-in. Turn left on Marine View Dr. and turn right into the park.