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Rocky Point Campground (A Part of Alder Lake Park and Campground)

Campground Description:  Rocky Point Campground is owned and operated by Tacoma Power as a part of its Nisqually River Project.  Rocky Point and Alder Lake Park and Campground are two of the best family tent and RV camping facilities in the state of Washington.  The Alder Lake Campground in broken into 4 separate sections - the Main Campground, the Elk Plain Campground, the Osprey and Group Campground and the Rocky Point campground.  Rocky Point is shown as a separate page here because it is physically separated from the Alder Lake Campground by 4 miles on Highway 7.  The Rocky Point Campground offers RV camping spots exclusively.  While all of the RV camping sites at Rocky Point Campground are allocated to RVs exclusively, they are each beautiful camping sites with plenty of vegetation offering some seclusion.  The day use area at Alder Lake Park is 4 miles north of the Rocky Point Campground.  The Alder Lake Day use area is a destination in itself.  In the day use area there is a kitchen shelter, several both open and secluded picnic areas, playground equipment, a sandy swimming beach and fishing opportunities from the shore or the boat docks.  If you are a boater you are allowed to tie up at the docks and then enjoy the rest of the day use area.  Minor shopping is available in Morton, 14 miles south or full shopping in Tacoma, 40 miles north.  Open year round for camping but the day use area at Alder Lake Park is closed from December 20 until January 1 each year.  Camping reservations are possible and strongly recommended during the warm months.

Number of Sites:  25

Electricity:  At 25 camping spaces

Water:  At 25 camping spaces

Sewer:  None

Waste Water Dump Station:  Yes - at the main Alder Lake Campground, 4 miles north

Directions:  From Tacoma Southbound - Follow Interstate 5 (I-5) south to exit 127 which is state Highway 512.  Follow Hwy 512 east for 2.0 miles to the Pacific Ave South exit.  Turn south onto Pacific Avenue South (which becomes state Highway 7) and follow for 30.0 miles to Alder Lake Park and Campground.  From Portland Northbound - Follow Interstate 5 (I-5) north to exit 68.  Turn east onto US Highway 12 and follow for 113.9 miles to state Highway 7.  Turn north onto state Highway 7 and follow for 17 miles to the entrance to Alder Lake Park and Campground.

Fishing:  The predominant species in Lake Alder is Kokanee.  Available from shore, the docks or from a boat are rainbow trout, crappie, catfish and small mouth bass.  A tackle store is located near the entrance to Alder Lake Park and Campground.  Fishing and recreation line: 888-502-8690

Astronomy Opportunities:  Very good from the boat launch parking lot.  The exact location for computerized telescope users is 46.77373 N, 122.21840 W

Nearby Golfing: 

Ironwood Green Golf Course
32.3 miles south of Alder Lake
8138 US Highway 12
Glenoma, WA  98336-9606
360- 498-5425
Ironwood Green Golf Course
Maple Grove Golf Course
40 miles south of Alder Lake
175 Highway 131
Randle, WA  98577
360- 497-2741
Maple Grove Golf Course

Contact Information:

Alder Lake Park
50324 School Rd
Eatonville, WA 98328
Park office: 360-569-2778
Fishing and recreation line: 888-502-8690
Alder Lake Park


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The sign at the entrance to Rocky Point Campground

The only restroom facilities at Rocky Point Campground are modern pit toilets

A typical pull-through RV camping site at Rocky Point Campground

Only 2 of the RV camping sites at Rocky Point Campground offer clear views of Alder Lake

All of the RV camping sites at Rocky Point Campground offer picnic tables and fire pits

A photo of the boat launch at the Rocky Point Campground

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