Twanoh State Park is a picture-perfect, 188-acre park and beach in the Pacific Northwest, with pebble-filled beaches, warm, dark waters, and dense foliage all around, both it and the water are brimming with wildlife. Since its dedication as a state park in 1923, visitors have delighted in the abundant fishing and crabbing spots, the Chum salmon filling the creeks in the fall, the starfish poking out of the tide pools, and the oysters emerging at low tide. Your dog is sure to be equally thrilled, as they splash in the saltwater and join you on a hike through the adjacent thick forestry.
If you find you’d like to stay a bit longer than just a day, the park offers camping spots and rustic shelters. Other amenities include plenty of picnicking spots; activity areas such as horseshoe pits and tennis and volleyball courts; and boating facilities.
A small fee for a day visit is required. Camping fees range from $12 to $45 per night, depending on the season. There are no additional pet fees and no limit to the amount of pets you may bring or maximum pet size. All breeds are welcomed, but there are no off-leash areas. Dogs may enjoy the beach, if kept away from the designated swimming area. A leash length of eight feet is required. As always, follow all park rules regarding your pet and bring your own means of cleaning up after them. Regardless of the season, pack a portable water bowl and extra water for your dog.
For a scenic visit to one of the oldest state parks in Washington, situated in South Puget Sound, visit Twanoh State Park or stay for a few days. You, your dog and your family are sure to love the easy-living, laid-back vibe, paired with the beautiful natural scenery and wildlife.