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Boat Launches, Marinas and Parks

There’s so much to explore in Gig Harbor! Check out where you can find area boat launches, marinas and docks, as well as the many parks—including dog parks—that are sprinkled throughout, and around, the harbor.

Boat Launches

Home Boat Launch

1922 A St. NW

Lakebay, WA 98349

Gig Harbor Public Boat Launch

8723 Randall Dr. NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98332


Fox Island Public Boat Launch

2607 Fox Island Bridge Rd.

Fox Island, WA 98333

Horsehead Bay Public Boat Ramp

10999 36th St. NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Joemma Beach State Park

20001 Bay Rd. Kp S

Longbranch, WA 98351

Fee may apply

Longbranch Boat Launch

15603 72nd St. SW

Longbranch, WA 98351

Point Fosdick Boat Launch

10th St. NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Purdy Boat Launch Ramp

Goldman Dr. NW/State Route 302

Gig Harbor, WA 98329 Vaughn Boat Launch

17999 Hall Rd. NW

Vaughn, WA 98394

Wollochet Bay Boat Launch

37th St. NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98335


Arabella’s Landing

3323 Harborview Dr.

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

253.851.1793 |

Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

3117 Harborview Dr.

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

253.858.3535 |

Jerisich Dock

3211 Harborview Dr.

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Lakebay Marina & Resort

15 Lorenz Rd. NW

Lakebay, WA 98349


Maritime Pier

3003 Harborview Dr.

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

City Parks

Adam Tallman Park

6626 Wagner Way NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Passive-use wildlife park with walking trails and wetlands. Interpretive signage and viewing platforms. No restrooms. Onsite parking.

Ancich Waterfront Park

3589 Harborview Dr.

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Viewing platform, grand staircase leading from the platform down to a lower-level plaza. Lower-level plaza has picnic tables and public restrooms. An ADA lift can transport those with disabilities down to the water level. The Ancich Pier on the west side features a fully functional rehabilitated netshed. Views of the harbor, limited access to the shoreline.

Austin Estuary Park

4009 Harborview Dr.

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Picnic table, human-powered watercraft landing. No restrooms. Street parking only. Trail extends under the bridge next to the Harbor History Museum to connect with Donkey Creek Park.

Bogue Viewing Platform

8763 N. Harborview Dr.

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Panoramic views of Mount Rainier with seating and tables. No restrooms. Street parking only.

Civic Center Green

3510 Grandview St.

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Open-space lawn for informal soccer and recreation. Restrooms at Grandview Forest Park (adjacent). Onsite parking.

Crescent Creek Park

3303 Vernhardson St.

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Covered kitchen with water, sinks, wood stove. Play structure, swings, climbing structures, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, baseball field with bleachers, picnic tables, streambed viewing platforms. Power outlets, free-standing barbecues and interpretive signage. To reserve shelter and tables, call 253.853.7638. Restrooms and onsite parking.

Cushman Trail

From Narrows Bridge (14th Avenue NW) to Borgen Boulevard. Approximately 6.2 miles with mixed grades, 16-foot-wide pervious pavement, non-motorized trail for pedestrian and bike use. Five restrooms along trail. Four onsite parking locations. Bike racks, benches and picnic tables along the trail.

Cushman Trailhead Park

2626 Hollycroft St.

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Biking and walking path trailhead. Drinking fountain and power. Restrooms. Street parking only.

Donkey Creek Park

8714 N. Harborview Dr.

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Open-space, passive-use park bordered by salmon-bearing Donkey Creek. Benches and restrooms. Street parking only. Trail extends under the bridge next to the Harbor History Museum to Austin Estuary Park.

Eddon Boat Park

3805 Harborview D

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Historic boatbuilding, water-access park. Landing for hand-powered boats, sandy beach and kitchen facility at brick house. Public pier and float, up to two-hour moorage (no fee), public kayak launch access. Life jacket loaner station. Public viewing. Public art. Restrooms. Street parking only.

Finholm View Climb

8826 N. Harborview Dr. (bottom) 8917 Franklin St. (top)

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Panoramic views of Mount Rainier with 100 stairs that scale the hillside. Drinking fountain, seating and view landings. Restrooms at base of stairs. Street parking only.

Grandview Forest Park

3488 Grandview St.

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Passive-use wildlife park with trails next to City Hall. Benches and walking trails. Restrooms. Onsite parking.

Jerisich Dock

3215 Harborview Dr.

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Dock landing, picnic table, seasonal water and pump-out (April 1 through November 1) in the heart of downtown. Transient moorage for boats (Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day: $1 per foot, with a minimum charge of $20 per night. All other days: $.50 per foot, with a minimum charge of $10 per night). Water, power available; free day use. Boats moored past 8pm must register at kiosk. Maximum stay three days in a 10-day period. Life jacket loaner stations. Welcome plaza with restrooms, seasonal splash pad/water feature, accessible viewing deck with picnic tables.

Maritime Pier

3003 Harborview Dr.

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Pier and 12x40 foot load/unload float for mixed use. Load/unload facility for commercial vessels. Year-round pump-out. Life jacket loaner station. Restrooms and seating. Onsite parking.

Old Ferry Landing

2700 Harborview Dr.

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Landing with picnic tables overlooking the entrance of the bay with 180-degree view of the sand pit, Colvos Passage and Mount Rainier. Drinking fountain. No restrooms. Street parking only.

Skansie Brothers Park

3211 Harborview Dr.

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Large waterfront open space, covered pavilion, historic netshed and home adjacent to Jerisich Dock. Power outlet and water hose bibs. Restrooms. Street parking only.

Skate Park

3510 Grandview St.

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Large concrete bowl for skaters, kids climbing wall, play structures, benches and trails. Video surveillance. Restrooms at Grandview Forest Park (adjacent). Onsite parking.

Soundview Forest

2888 Harborview Dr. (Corner of Soundview Drive and Harborview Drive)

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Over 2 acres of forest, with trails, picnic table, bench and dog-friendly amenities.

Veterans Memorial Park

3580 50th St. Ct.

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Combined baseball/soccer field with bleachers, play structure, bike rack, drinking fountain, covered picnic area with tables, trails and open space. Restrooms. Onsite parking.

Wilkinson Farm Park

4118 Rosedale St. NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Sixteen-acre wildlife park with wetlands, holly groves, meadows, community garden and trails. Power outlets, water fountain and water hose bib. Historic homestead includes a barn, house and outbuildings. No restrooms. Onsite parking. Park is a landmark along the Cushman Trail.

PenMet Parks

Cushman Powerline Trail

Reid Drive NW (14th Avenue NW) to Borgen Boulevard

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

This 6.2-mile trail is owned by Tacoma Public Utilities and permitted for use to PenMet Parks (2010) and the City of Gig Harbor. Trailhead parking areas are on 14th Avenue NW, Hollycroft Way, Kimball Drive, Grandview Street and Borgen Boulevard. The trail is a 16-foot-wide paved asphalt pedestrian route exclusively for non-motorized uses. Bike racks, benches and picnic tables along the path.

Fox Island Fishing Pier

1453 Ozette Dr.

Gig Harbor, WA 98333

Sitting on 5.5 acres, this picturesque fishing spot includes 635 linear feet of shoreline and has a 1,200-square-foot handicap accessible pier, paved pathway, handrails, restroom and picnic area.

Hales Pass Park

3507 Ray Nash Dr. NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Four acres include a rustic 1938 CCC building and picnic shelter, tennis courts and baseball field. The site has served as a school and community hall and is available for meetings, classes and social gatherings.

Harbor Family Park

6620 32nd St. NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

This 18.7-acre park is open to the public with access via primitive trails.

McCormick Forest Park

10301 Bujacich Rd. NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

The 122-acre park has abundant wildlife with more than 4 miles of trails of varying difficulty for walkers, runners, cyclists and horses. Trails wander through old-growth forest and offer views down into the McCormick Creek canyon. Parking is across the street on Bujacich Road NW in the fire station lot.

Narrows Park

1502 Lucille Pkwy.

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

With 35 acres and offering more than 1,000 feet of Tacoma Narrows shoreline access, enjoy excellent fishing and views of the Tacoma Narrows bridge. A paved path winds to a gazebo and the sandy rock beach. Two telescopes provide up-close views of the bridge and beach. The 6-acre waterfront has paved parking, grassy play and picnic area, picnic table and non-motorized boat launch.

Rosedale Park & Community Hall

86th Ave.NW and Rosedale St.

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

This 2-acre site is located across from Rosedale Market. Rosedale Playfield has a combined fenced grass youth soccer field and a grass 200-foot softball diamond. Across the street are two outdoor tennis courts and a half-basketball court. Rosedale Hall is located adjacent to the tennis courts. The 2,400-square-foot building provides 2,000 square feet of meeting space with a 400-square-foot kitchen and can be rented for community and organization events.

Sehmel Homestead Park

10123 78th Ave. NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Encompassing 98 acres, Sehmel Homestead Park includes boundless playground, artificial turf, soccer/football/lacrosse field, Boeing Mariners Care baseball field, two softball fields, tennis and basketball courts, 1,500-person amphitheater, 100-person pavilion, picnic areas, open grass meadow, heritage garden, pond, over 4 miles of trail and 76 acres of meadow, pond, wetlands and forest conservancy area. Art/artifacts. Drinking fountain. Restrooms.

Sunrise Beach Park

10015 Sunrise Beach Dr. NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

The 6-acre beachfront portion of the park includes designated parking areas, picnic tables, day-use areas, 2 miles of walking trails and forest paths with views of Mount Rainier and Puget Sound, and beach access to the 2,400-linear-foot shoreline on Colvos Passage. The beach provides access to a popular scuba diving destination and fishing. Portable toilets. Unpaved parking.

Key Pen Parks

360 Trails

10905 144th St. NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98329

Accessible through Gateway Park by using the trailhead. This 360-acre property, located on the north end of the Key Peninsula, includes trails which are accessible to walkers, equestrians and mountain bikers. The main trail is a large 2-mile open loop that takes about an hour to walk, with smaller trails that cut throughout the woods to rejoin with the main trail. Whatever level of mountain bike experience you have, the trails are designed for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders. Pump track. Picnic tables and benches. Trailhead kiosk. Wildlife viewing. Available for events.

Gateway Park

10405 State Route 302

Gig Harbor, WA 98329

Featuring 72 acres, this is Key Pen Parks newest park. This park features plenty of parking, restrooms, play areas for all ages and a large pavilion. Key Pen Parks purchased this 39-acre property in 2012 (and another 33 acres in 2016). A Master Plan was adopted in April 2015 for Gateway Park. The Master Plan includes sports fields, playground, restrooms, a splash pad, amphitheater and more. Its proximity to the 360 Trails has allowed for a trailhead from Gateway Park. Construction will continue to take place as funds allow.

Home Park

17220 8th Ave. Ct. KPN

Lakebay, WA 98349

This is the first neighborhood park on the Key Peninsula, complete with a playground, picnic shelter, adult swing and restroom. This park is a tremendous asset to the community and enjoyed by all ages.

Key Central Forest

10527 Wright Bliss Rd. NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98329

The 480-acre property is off Wright Bliss Road. Visitors may park at the gate just off the road and walk in. The property consists of forested land and Vaughn Creek, a salmon habitat creek. While there are many trails in Key Central Forest, they are not through trails and dead-end. Wildlife viewing.

Maple Hollow Park

4411 Van Beek Rd. NW

Lakebay, WA 98349

This 58-acre site offers a circular trail with midpoint access to a stretch of beach along Puget Sound with views of Mount Rainier. The park includes an improved walking trail, hiking trails, handicap-accessible trail, picnic area and walking access to a saltwater beach on Carr Inlet. There are three campsites via water access only. The park is open to the public, even when the gate is closed.

Rocky Creek Conservation Area

Elgin Clifton Access Rd.

Gig Harbor, WA 98329

The area covers over 224 acres of park, open spaces and conservation land and is managed jointly with Pierce County and Key Pen Parks. Rocky Creek has over 3 miles of walking (non-motorized) trails, two benches, a trailhead kiosk with map and limited parking space at the trailhead. The property consists of wetlands, two streams, and various plants and wildlife.

Taylor Bay

17916 76th St. KPS

Longbranch, WA 98351

This is a non-motorized boat access park, which includes 40 acres of wetlands, pocket estuary, mudflats, lagoon, salt marshes, creeks, forested uplands, riparian areas and patches of open meadows. A great place for a picnic!

Volunteer Park

5514 Key Peninsula Hwy. NW

Lakebay, WA 98349

This 20-acre park includes three baseball fields with lights, picnic areas, skateboarding park, horseshoe pits, half-court basketball, quarter-mile ADA paved walking trail. Restrooms, outside concert area, 9-hole disc golf course, picnic shelter rental. Home of the Snack Shack.

Dog Parks

McCormick Forest Off-Leash Dog Area

10123 78th Ave. NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Area of 122 acres of old-forest growth that is fenced in for dogs to play off-leash. Water stations and refuse bags at each entrance. All handlers must carry a leash per dog. Outside of this area dogs must be leashed within the rest of McCormick Park. No bicycles or horses permitted within this fenced area.

Rotary Bark Park

10100 Bujacich Rd.

Gig Harbor, WA 98332

This 97-acre natural area contains a 15-acre off-leash dog area with over 1 mile of fenced trails. The property includes older forest, regenerating forest, abundant wildlife, and over 3 miles of trails for hikers, bicycles or horses. Features off-leash area with play meadow, paved parking, portable toilet, refuse bags. Park in Fire District No. 5 Headquarters lot.

Tubby’s Trail Dog Park

1701 14th Ave. NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Small dog off-leash area with play meadow for dogs under 25 pounds. Large dog off-leash area with play meadow. Additional features include parking, portable toilets and refuse bags. Tubby was a black male cocker spaniel who fell into fame when Galloping Gertie collapsed on November 7, 1940. As the only victim of that great disaster, Tubby has earned a special place in the hearts of many.

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