Enjoy 3,000 feet of public shoreline or explore several short hiking trails that wind through the park’s 22 acres of coastal forest. The campsites sit above the picnic shelters, a short walk up from the park’s boat ramp and dock.
Approach: Sand and large gravel below bulkhead. Plan on landing next to boat ramp so you can pull your boat up the ramp and store it on grassy area north of the ramp.
Location: Joemma Beach State Park is located on the western side of the Key Peninsula on Case Inlet. The marine trail campsite is above and north of the day-use picnic shelter.
Water: Spigots within 100 ft of each campsite
Sanitation: Vault toilets
Overflow: Other campsites are available in state park
Fires: Grills at the picnic shelter, and 1 fire ring next to boat ramp
Extras: Boat launch ramp, fishing pier, dock, and floats.
Fees: $12/night for up to 8 in site
Special Considerations: The area is an excellent place for fishing, boating and crabbing, and is well used. There is a large parking lot and 15 public campsites near the Cascadia Marine Trail site.
Natural History: 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.