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.

Looking to the north at low tide
Looking to the north at low tide
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 southwest 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: 2
Water: None
Sanitation: Chemical toilet
Overflow: None
Fires: No fires - stove only
Extras:
Fees: $10.00 per site. Call 253-313-5090 to reserve.
Special Considerations:
Natural History: The remains of the first Narrows bridge, Galloping Gertie, at the bottom of this waterwary are said to be prime habitat for octupi. The former bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
Max People:
Max Nights:
Reservations: Reservations are priority over 1st come 1st serve. Call 253-313-5090 for reservations.
Latitude: 47.266666
Longitude: -122.564333
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  1. I’d been in touch with Aiden at PenMet Parks and was told that it was available the next night. I made a rez for Sunrise Beach figuring if The Narrows site appealed to me I could call Aiden and change the rez and stay there and enjoy the park. As I got closer I could see the park was absolutely PACKED with people. (Covid Summer? It was a Sunday…) I kept going, assisted by a nice push with the ebb current thru the pass. From the water it appeared that the site was right in the middle of all the chaos, which is not how I wanted to enjoy a campsite. This site is probably best visited during the shoulder season, unless you are a big extrovert and are looking to engage with lots of strangers…

    Aiden Krug
    Peninsula Metropolitan Park District
    Facilities Coordinator
    D: (253) 313-5090 | C: (253) 720-1237
    PenMet Parks, PO BOX 425, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
    Penmetparks.org |

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