Narrows Park

The Narrows Park is a safe haven at the midpoint of the Tacoma Narrows. At night it’s great to watch the vehicle lights on the Narrows Bridges from the serenity of the park. The white dome of Mt. Rainier is visible over Tacoma, especially on moonlit evenings.

Approach: Land to the south of the house where the lawn area meets the beach.

Location: West side of Tacoma Narrows about 1/2 mile south-west of bridge

Hazards: The Tacoma Narrows has very strong currents and busy boat traffic. Construction on the Narrows Bridges may affect boat passage at times. See the Washington DOT website www.wsdot.wa.gov for up-to-date information

Sites: 8

Water: Available

Sanitation: Chemical toilet

Overflow: None

Fires: No fires – stove only

Fees: None

Natural History: The remains of the first Narrows bridge, Galloping Gertie, at the bottom of this waterway are said to be prime habitat for octopuses. The former bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.

Latitude: 47.266666
Longitude: -122.564333

Additional Resources: Google Maps Page, Guide Book PDF