The “Fox Island Concrete Pier” is a great fishing spot, located on the Eastern tip of Fox Island. This unique fishing pier was built by the Department of Fishing and Wildlife and managed by PenMet Parks. The 5.5-acre site with 635 linear feet of shoreline has a 1,200 square foot handicap accessible pier, paved pathways and handrails, parking areas, and restrooms. A concrete fishing pier extends from the Eastern shore of Fox Island.
Approach: Cobble beach
Location: Eastern tip of Fox Island
Sites: 1 grassy area upland could accommodate a large groups
Fires: None allowed
Fees: $8 per boat
Special Considerations: The pier features picnic areas, beach access, bird watching and an over-water fishing pier on the Tacoma Narrows. Dog friendly
Natural History: This popular public fishing pier is on the east end of Fox Island in southern Puget Sound. Formerly the site of an early 20th century pier that was simply called “the concrete dock”, it provides public access for fishing for salmon, bottom fish, and crabs. The Double Tee deck, supported on 24″ solid octagonal prestressed concrete piles and cast-in-place pile caps, is virtually a maintenance-free structure that will have a service life in excess of 60 years.
Reservations: For reservation information, contact PenMet Parks at 253-858-3400, then press option 6 from the menu.
Latitude: W 122° 35.434′
Longitude: N 47° 13.693′