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Joemma Beach State Park
Joemma Beach State Park © BrennodAloisi / CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Trail picture taken in the woods at Joemma Beach State Park, WA, USA. The trail pictured here leads from the road loop at the northern side of the park to a trailhead marked by a wooden post with a white sign on 30th St SW in Lakebay, Washington.
Joemma Beach State Park © BrennodAloisi / CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Forest picture taken at Joemma Beach State Park, on Washington states Key Peninsula. Photo is looking roughly west, on the northwesternmost loop of Bay Road Kp S running through the park.
20001 Bay Road Kp South
Longbranch, Washington   98351
(lat:47.2261 lon:-122.8057)

Phone: 253-884-1944
Joemma Beach State Park is a 122-acre marine camping park with 3,000 feet of saltwater frontage on southeast Key Peninsula. Aside from the natural beauty of park and surroundings, the area is an excellent place for fishing, boating and crabbing. This forested park set on Puget Sound provides a boat launch and water trail campsites. Fishing and crabbing attract visitors.
History of the Area
This property was granted to Washington at statehood in 1889 for the support of common schools. The original recreation site was developed beginning in 1961 and was named Robert F. Kennedy Recreation Area on opening day in 1968. The property was transferred to State Parks in 1995 and was renamed "Joemma Beach State Park" after Joe and Emma Smith who lived on the premises from 1917 to 1932.
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
The park has 19 tent spaces and five vault toilets all ADA. In addition, there are two water trail sites available only to campers arriving by human-powered watercraft and two primitive hiker/biker sites no motorized vehicles permitted.
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Located in Pierce County on Puget Sound, Joemma Beach has one boat ramp and 500-feet of dock space.

The park provides four sheltered and seven unsheltered picnic tables. The picnic shelter has a maximum capacity of 50 people. The unsheltered picnic sites are all available on a first-come, first-served basis. The covered picnic shelter is reservable by calling the park office at 253 884-1944.
Things To Do in the Area
Take command and be the Skipper Rent one of our Larson powerboats by the hour or the entire day. Take in the scenery or zip around the sound in a speedboat, deck boat, or cruiser. If you don't have the need for speed rent one of our Kayaks, Canoes or Pedal Boats. You can enjoy the scenery at your pace. Whatever your desire may be here at Gig Harbor you will make memories that will last a lifetime.
12.1 miles from park*

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 25 LOVED IT! by Heather
It was a beautiful weekend to start with. I took my three kiddos for the weekend while their dad had to work. Such a goodtime there memories were made with sand castle building tons of crabs to catch ay only knee deep water. If your outdorsy you will love it. The park rangers were so nice and helpful. However expensive community so get your groceries before you go out there.
June 30 no docks very lame
traveled 45 miles by boat to stay and there are no docks but has spot for them , what a tease
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Located 28 miles southwest of Tacoma, Wash. in Pierce County.

From Tacoma:Take Hwy. 16 to Purdy exit. At the light turn left onto Hwy 302, which changes into Key Peninsula Hwy. Travel approximately 15 miles and turn right on Whiteman Rd. Go approximately four miles, turn right and travel on Bay Rd. approximately one mile. Stay on asphalt into park.


Washington State Parks