Joemma Beach State Park is a 122-acre marine camping park with 3,000 feet of saltwater frontage on southeast Key Peninsula. Aside from the natural beauty of park and surroundings, the area is an excellent place for fishing, boating and crabbing. This forested park set on Puget Sound provides a boat launch and water-trail campsites.
Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
The park provides four sheltered and seven unsheltered picnic tables. The picnic shelter has a maximum capacity of 50 people. The unsheltered picnic sites are all available on a first-come, first-served basis. The covered picnic shelter is reservable by calling the park office at (253) 884-1944.
0.8 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
Other Activities & Features
A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Located in Pierce County on Puget Sound, Joemma Beach has one boat ramp and 500-feet of dock space. The docks are available from mid-May through mid-October, offering 30-feet of moorage at low tide. Boaters have the right of way to the docks.
Launching a boat at a state park requires one of the following: • An annual launch permit (Natural Investment Permit; or • An annual Discover Pass and a daily launch permit; or • A one-day Discover Pass and a daily launch permit.
A daily watercraft launching permit for $7 is available at the park. Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.
Latitude: 47º 13' 27.84" N (47.2244) Longitude: 122º 48' 38.16" W (-122.8106)
Latitude: 47º 13' 28.99" N (47.2247) Longitude: 122º 48' 27.72" W (-122.8077)
The park has 19 primitive tent spaces and five vault toilets (all ADA). In addition, there are two Cascadia Marine Trailsites, available only to campers arriving by human-powered watercraft, and two primitive hiker / biker sites (no motorized vehicles permitted). Maximum site length is 40-feet (limited availability). All campsites are first come, first served.