Dash Point State Park. Credit: Ruth Hartnup/Flickr CC
5. Dash Point State Park
Dash Point State Park is a popular seaside park in Federal Way, convenient for South Sound and South King County families. This park is an awesome place to explore during a minus tide, when so many undersea critters are exposed. (Remember to be very gentle.) Can you spot all of these Puget Sound inhabitants?
Dash Point has 8 miles of biking trails and 11 miles of hiking trails if you want time in the woods. It also has campsites and cabins for rent, so take a look for a future nearby camping trip.