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Penrose Point State Park
Penrose Point State Park © Lumpytrout / CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Penrose Point State Park Docks, Washington State Kitsap Peninsula
Penrose Point State Park © Lumpytrout / CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Penrose Point State Park Docks and beach, Washington State Kitsap Peninsula
321 158th Avenue Southwest
Lakebay, Washington   98349
(lat:47.2546 lon:-122.7478)

Phone: 253-884-2514
Reservations: 888-226-7688
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.
History of the Area
Large stumps with springboard notches can be seen in the park, evidence of early logging activity.

The community played an important role in the development of Penrose Point. The park was initially created out of a swamp (now the day-use area).

The name honors Dr. Stephen Penrose, a Pennsylvania native who served as president of Whitman College in Walla Walla from 1884 to 1934. For more than many years, Dr. Penrose and his family spent their summers vacationing on what is now park property. A prominent church and educational leader in the Northwest, Dr. Penrose was a firm believer in outdoor recreation for children.
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.
Camping Fees : Please note that the following general fee information is not customized for each individual park, so not all fees will apply to all parks (for example, primitive campsite and dump station fees listed apply only to parks that have primitive campsites and dump stations). An additional $1 per night is added to the basic camping fees listed below at this high-use park. Basic camping fees are:

Standard campsite, $15.

Utility campsite, $21.

Primitive campsite (accessible by motorized/non-motorized vehicles) and for water trail camping, $10

An additional $3 fee (standard) or $5 fee (utility) may be charged for select premium campsites at some parks.

Maximum eight people per campsite.

Second vehicle: $10 per night is charged for a second vehicle unless it is towed by a recreational vehicle. Extra vehicles must be parked in designated campsite or extra vehicle parking spaces.

Dump stations (if available): Year-round dump station fees are $5 per use. If you are camping, this fee is included in your campsite fee.

More about park hours : Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Length of stay: you may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park during the summer; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31. Campsite Information : The camp provides 82 tent spaces, one dump station, three restrooms (two with showers).

The campground is in the woods, and all sites are shady or partly shady. None of the campsites are on the water, but the beach is only a short walk away. Typical campsites accommodate a vehicle or combination of up to 35 feet. A few sites can handle longer vehicles or combinations, but the campground roadways are narrow and winding.

To reserve a campsite, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.

Group Accommodations : The park offers a group camp which accommodates 20 to 50 people in tents or RVs. Facilities include a shelter with three picnic tables, a fire ring with benches, water and vault toilets. Restrooms with flush toilets are located nearby in the day-use area. Restrooms with showers are located on the campground. A dump station is located near the park entrance. Fees vary with size of the group. To reserve, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
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The park provides 158 feet of dock. A picnic area with tables, braziers and a fire ring with benches are located near the dock. A short trail leads uphill to a small picnic shelter, a visitor parking lot, the campground and public restrooms. The nearest public boat launch is located in the town of Home, three miles from the park.

The park also provides 270 feet of moorage. Boats can be moored overnight at the moorage pier, which has a pump-out facility, or at one of the park's eight buoys.

Moorage fees are charged year-round for mooring at docks, floats and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m.:

-Daily moorage fee is 50 cents per foot, with a minimum of $10.

-Moorage buoys, $10 a night.

-Annual moorage permit fee is $3.50 per foot, with a minimum of $50.

Moorage permits are available at parks offering moorage. For information, call (360) 902-8844.Telephone Device for the Deaf, (360) 664-3133.

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.
8.7 miles from park*

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 15 My favorite camping spot! by jose
I love Penrose, It has been my families camping spot since I was 6 years old. Now I take my daughter to the same spot I went as a kid. I will keep going my whole life. So many good memories there.
June 26 A great place to camp. by Andysan
Our family has camped here several times. Well kept, clean. Some sites give privacy, most are close and open. The beach is muddy at low tide. A well used park.
June 26 Great family reunion park-3 years now by Sharon Murphy
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Located 16 miles southwest of Purdy, Wash., on the state's western side.

From SR 16 at Purdy: Follow SR 302 (Key Peninsula Hwy.) south through the towns of Key Center and Home. Turn left at Cornwall Rd. KPS (second road after crossing the Home Bridge). Continue about 1 1/4 miles, and turn left onto 158th Ave. KPS. Follow this street into the park.

Alternative route (from SR 302 eastbound): From the intersection of SR 302 and Key Peninsula Hwy., travel south through the towns of Key Center and Home. Turn left at Cornwall Rd. KPS (second road after crossing the Home Bridge). Continue about 1 1/4 miles, and turn left onto 158th Ave. KPS. Follow this street into the park.


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