Saltwater State Park is a camping park featuring 1,445 feet of saltwater Shoreline
on Puget Sound, halfway between the cities of Tacoma
. The two cities jointly and literally buried a hatchet at the park during the 1926 park dedication as a symbol of the end of their mutual competition. The park is recreational destination nestled in the core of urban living, with forested trails and beach access. Visitors may explore marine life in tide pools at the park and the seasonal spawning of salmon in McSorley Creek.
Saltwater State Park is the only state park that features an underwater, artificial reef, providing divers an opportunity to discover the diversity of sea life and marine environments of Puget Sound.The park has an underwater, artificial reef on Puget Sound. The reef is a popular area for scuba diving. Fishing is prohibited in the artificial reef area.The park offers three trails for hiking and biking.