Camping is not allowed at Point Defiance Park , but head north to the city of Federal Way for Dash Point State Park , with year-round sites for both tents ($14) and RVs ($20). More campsites are located at Kopachuck State Park , 12 miles northwest of Tacoma, and Penrose Point State Park , approximately 20 miles west of Tacoma on the Key Peninsula .
Get information at 360/902-8844. Make reservations ($7 extra) at 888/226-7688, www.parks.wa.gov .
Local RV parks include Karwan Village (2621 84th St., Tacoma, 253/582-1197) and Majestic Manor RV Park (7022 River Rd. E, 253/845-3144 or 800/348-3144).