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Joemma Beach State Park

20001 Bay Road KP S
Lakebay, WA 98349

253-884-1944

Airplane pilots and boaters compare Puget Sound to a maze. Land fingers, islands and waterways comprise the stunning topography, and South Sound inlets dead-end at mudflats and beaches. Amidst all this intrigue, Joemma Beach State Park is remarkably accessible.

Set on Key Peninsula in the middle of South Puget Sound, Joemma Beach is a quick boat ride or a beautiful drive from Olympia, Tacoma and the shoreline communities in between.

A boat comes in handy here, as the park is known for its bounty of fish and crab. Joemma Beach has the only boat launch with vehicle parking on Key Peninsula, in addition to a pier, dock and mooring buoys. Kakayers, canoeists and paddlers will find salty bliss on the bobbing waters, and landlubbers can look for giant red sea stars at low tide.

Camping is an uncrowded affair at this park; only 19 primitive tent sites, three hiker-biker sites and two Cascadia Marine Trail sites exist. So, pitch your tent for a delightfully rustic experience. When you head home on the inland waterways or winding roads, you will feel you've discovered something special, right in the center of the sound.

PARK FEATURES

Joemma Beach State Park is a 106-acre, marine camping park with 3,000 feet of saltwater frontage on Sound Puget Sound's Key Peninsula.

ADA AMENITIES/FACILITIES

Campground
Restroom

PICNIC & DAY-USE FACILITIES

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.

ACTIVITIES

TRAILS
0.8 miles of hiking trails

WATER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
Boating
Crabbing
Fishing (saltwater)
Watercraft launch
Waterskiing

OTHER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
Beach exploration
Bird watching
Wildlife viewing

BOATING FEATURES

Located in Pierce County on Puget Sound, Joemma Beach has one boat ramp and 500-feet of dock space. The docks are available from mid-May through mid-October, offering 30-feet of moorage at low tide. Boaters have the right of way to the docks. Launching a boat at a state park requires one of the following:

An annual launch permit (Natural Investment Permit; or
An annual Discover Pass and a daily launch permit; or
A one-day Discover Pass and a daily launch permit.

CAMPSITE INFORMATION
The park has 19 primitive tent spaces and five vault toilets (all ADA). In addition, there are two Cascadia Marine Trail sites, available only to campers arriving by wind- and human-powered watercraft, and three primitive hiker / biker sites (no motorized vehicles permitted). Maximum site length is 40 feet (limited availability). All campsites are first come, first served.

Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.

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