Fox Island Fishing Pier

All parks are open 7 am to dusk

This park features a fishing pier, beach access, and picnic areas. With ample space to roam, you are sure to find adventure at this park.

Park Description

The Fox Island Fishing Pier is a great fishing spot, located on the Eastern tip of Fox Island. This unique structure was built by the Department of Fish and Wildlife and is now managed by PenMet Parks. The 9-acre site with 635 linear feet of shoreline has a 1,200 square foot handicap accessible pier, paved pathways and handrails, parking areas, and restrooms.

Please see the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife’s attached link for fishing and shellfishing regulations and seasons

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Park Features


Dogs on leash


Picnic areas


Fishing, seasonal crabbing, scuba diving

Buildings & Venues


Natural Features

Views of Puget Sound, Vashon Island, and Mt. Rainier


ADA-accessible pier, paved pathways


In 1995, the State of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) constructed on this site the Fox Island concrete fishing pier. Following the construction of the pier, restroom, pathways, and parking, the WDFW conveyed the site to Pierce County as they accepted the responsibility to manage the site once the state had completed the improvements.

In 2004 the residents of Fox Island and the Gig Harbor Peninsula voted to form the Peninsula Metropolitan Park District (PenMet Parks) which then expressed an interest in the management of the property since the fishing pier was within the district’s boundaries. Pierce County transferred its interest in the Fox Island Fishing Pier to PenMet Parks in January of 2011, and the State of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife supported the transfer.

The property is one of PenMet Park’s waterfront sites for use with non-motorized watercraft that have been adopted into the state’s Cascadia Marine Trail and supported by the Washington Water Trails Association (WWTA). WWTA volunteers constructed the kayak rack for storage while kayakers use the site. For more information please visit the WWTA website.

Local Eagle Scout projects have added picnic tables and other park amenities over the years.

Park Rules

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