Sunrise Beach Park

Sunrise Beach Park is a 82.0-acre scenic site with 2,135 linear feet of shoreline. The campsite lies next to a grassy meadow.

Approach: Cobble beach with a log structure like a ranch entrance and wood fence marking the location. Longer walk at low tide.
Location: Just north of Gig Harbor on the west side of Colvos Passage. South of Point Richmond.
Hazards: South end of Colvos Passage subjected to some strong and unusual currents
Sites: 1 large campsite uphill from the beach with room for 4-5 tents
Water: None
Sanitation: Port-a-potty up at parking lot
Overflow: None
Fires: None allowed
Extras: NOAA chart 18448
PenMet Parks Info
Fees: $10 per group. Reserve online more than three days in advance, or call (253) 313-5090.
Special Considerations: Homes nearby, please be considerate. Day Use only except for paddler reservation camping site.
Natural History: Sunrise Beach Park lies with over 1100 feet of waterfront on Colvos Passage. The park offers forest paths and steep trails with views of Vashon Island, Mount Rainier and the water. The plateau property consists of meadow with views of Puget Sound and dense woodland stands with a wetland swamp. The beach provides access to a popular scuba diving destination. Colvos Passage Marine Preserve lies south of the Park.
Reservations: See PenMet Parks Info
Latitude: 47.349383
Longitude: -122.555983

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  1. From Susan: I loved this campsite because of its privacy. Large grassy area uphill from the beach with TWO picnic tables and plenty of flat spaces for tents. The beach was busy with people (lots of kids), but they do lock the gate at night. Jonathan, the caretaker who lives in the small house up the hill, introduced himself to me while making his rounds. Really nice young man.

    Sanican up by parking lot (short walk) was nice and clean
    Garbage cans to dispose of trash
    Fence to hang wet gear!
    Resident gear VERY accustomed to people
    Beautiful sunrise over Mt. Rainier and Commencement Bay
    Most of shoreline is underwater at high tide
    No water
    Correct WWTA listing to say TWO sites vs one? (two picnic tables and plenty of room for tents)
    GPS coordinates: 47° 20.909’ N / 122° 33.441’ W (saw a note that we needed updated Lat/Lon for this site)

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