South King County Attractions:
1060 Nishiwaki Lane, Renton, WA 98057 | 425-430-0111
With two locations on Lake Washington, and a wealth of paddling experience and knowledge, the folks at Cascade Canoe & Kayak Centers have become a trusted name in recreational and competitive canoeing and kayaking. They offer a variety of lake and sea kayak tours, classes for all levels of paddlers, youth programs, day trips, and rentals.
5700 SW Dash Point Rd., Federal Way, WA 98023 | 253-661-4955
Dash Point State Park is a 398-acre camping park with 3,301 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound. Located between Seattle and Tacoma, the beach provides unobstructed views of the Sound, and if you catch it at low tide you're sure to discover an abundance of crabs, clams, sand dollars, and other interesting sea life!
28203 Redondo Beach Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198 | 206-592-4000
This marine biology and aquarium facility of Highline College, located at Redondo Beach in Des Moines, is home to a 3000 gallon open flow aquarium, a 38-foot gray whale skeleton, 2 large touch tanks, and over 250 native Puget Sound marine species. Visitors to the Center can also go on an underwater adventure at Live Dive events hosted on the second Saturday of each month.
13735 24th Ave S, SeaTac, WA 98168 | 206-391-4003
Located just north of SeaTac Airport, this 10.5-acre botanical garden is truly a community project, relying on volunteers who donate thousands of hours to the garden annually. Feature gardens include Elda Behm's Paradise Garden, the Seike Japanese Garden, Sensory Garden, and more.
32101 Kanaskat-Cumberland Rd., Ravensdale, WA 98051 | 1-888-226-7688
Kanaskat-Palmer State Park is a 320-acre camping park located on a low plateau in the Green River Gorge. With 2 miles of shoreline on the Green River, the park serves as a great place for trout fishing, nature walks, camping, and picnicking. Boat and raft launching is by hand only, but river rafting and kayaking on the Green River is for expert-level enthusiasts only.
2402 Auburn Way S., Auburn, WA 98002 | 800-804-4944
From weekly poker tournaments to free live entertainment, Muckleshoot's got you covered! With over 3,100 high-paying slot machines and more than 70 of your favorite table games - not to mention eight amazing restaurants offering everything from fresh sushi to Karubi Pork Short Ribs - you'll soon see why Muckleshoot is one of the locals' favorites!
25205 8th Pl S, Des Moines, WA 98198 | 253-661-4956
This 87-acre park in the city of Des Moines features 1,445 feet of saltwater beachfront, including an excellent sandy swimming beach in the southwest corner, and rocky tide flats along the west with a submerged artificial reef that is popular with scuba divers. The park has 48 campsites, and its forested trails and beach access make it a popular destination.
29308 132nd Ave SE, Auburn, WA 98092 | 253-639-0949
Soos Creek Botanical Garden provides a diversity of gardens for the public to enjoy, pairing the experience of strolling amid inspirational, mature gardens with the fascinating local history of the Soos Creek Plateau. This beautiful 22-acre facility in Auburn features flower gardens, woodland areas, a vegetable demonstration garden, an aviary, a garden room, and much more.
36201 Enchanted Pkwy S, Federal Way, WA 98003 | 253-661-8000
This popular summertime destination south of Seattle features over 60 rides, slides and attractions, including Konga River, Riptide, Zooma Falls, I-5 Dive, and The Wild Thing. Over 70 acres of the largest Water Park in the Northwest and the biggest Amusement Park in Washington! You can fly, ride, spin, coast and splash all in one place in one day!