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Welcome to the historic Key Peninsula! If this is your first time out (or you just need a quick refresher), we’ve put together some information to get you started:

As there is so much to see, we recommend picking a farm on either the north or south end of the KP to start your day.  You can find a list of all our farms here, and if a location does not have sufficient parking, it is accessible via our free shuttle service (see “Shuttle Bus Service” below).  Some of our farms are only available on the first day, so make sure and plan accordingly.

If you are coming out on Saturday, Oct 5th, the Firehouse Pancake Breakfast starts at 8 am until around 11am at the Lakebay Fire Station.

You won’t want to miss the Fiber Arts Show and antique tractor displays at the Longbranch Improvement Club.  Here you’ll find craft vendors, food, music and more.

The Longbranch Marina (via shuttle service only) offers information on our rich history, the Pierce County Sheriff’s fire boat, and many other booths.

Gateway Park (north loop) features the historic Huckleberry Machine display, master gardeners to answer your questions, the Key Pen Parks and Rec foundation with information on our outdoor activities, food and more!

If you are looking to overnight here, we are proud to feature several locations, from cabins at Sound View camp, Air BnB at scenic Maplebrook Farm, to camping at 2 of our beautiful state parks.


No matter which direction you are coming from, we’ll get you here.
From Tacoma | South of Gig Harbor

Take WA 16 W north toward Gig Habor
Take the exit toward WA-302 W/Purdy Key Center
Continue onto Purdy Dr NW
Turn left onto WA-302 W
+ Gateway Park will be 3.1 miles (on your right)

From Port Orchard | North of Gig Harbor

 Take WA 16 E south toward Gig Habor
• Take the exit toward WA-302 W/Purdy Key Center
• Continue onto Purdy Dr NW
• Turn right onto WA-302 W
+ Gateway Park will be 3.1 miles (on your right)


Our free shuttle service provides access to many stops on the Farm Tour (those only accessable by Shuttle are marked with an ‘*‘).


Presented by School Bus Connects. Routes run every half hour.

First bus on each route starts at 10:00am | Last drop-off at 4:00pm

North Loop (Gateway Park Terminal)




South Loop (LIC Terminal)






Looking to find a place to sleep?  There are several excellent places to overnight.
Farm Tour Highlighted:

Sound View Camp:

Enjoy the Key Peninsula Farm Tour to the maximum with an overnight at Sound View Camp! With this year’s expansion of the tour to two days, we’re offering an overnight for out-of-towners who need two days to experience the magic of the farm tour. The KP Farm Tour has been an annual event on the Key Peninsula since 2006, and attracts people from around Washington for a day of fun visiting farms and supporting local farmers. This year the second day will feature an apple squeeze, a farmer’s market, and even more farms to visit!

If you stay at Sound View for the night, you can expect:

  • to stay in one of our cozy cabins, which sleep 4-5 people
  • or in a private room/bathroom for up to 8 in a shared lodge
  • a delicious dinner and breakfast served to you in our dining hall
  • an evening campfire with s’mores and singing
  • the chance to go boating on Sunday from 2-4pm


  • $45/person for ages 13+ | $40/person for ages 6-12 | free for ages 5 and under

Register Here

Maplebrook Farm:

Maplebrook Farm is located in a rural setting off the beaten path at the end of a mile long gravel road. You will find yourself surrounded by a tree tunnel on your way in. The apartment shares an entrance to our home and is located upstairs with three private bedrooms, a family room, kitchenette (no oven/stove) and private bathroom. The deck overlooks pastures, a barn and plenty of woods. It is a quiet, peaceful retreat for your small group.

Sleeps 6 adults.

Book Here:  https://abnb.me/TWhTSqlpdY

Taylor Bay Beach Escape:

This place is on Taylor Bay with a wonderful NW beach. You’ll love the views, the comfy bed, the kitchen, the coziness, the high ceilings and the water. Good for couples and solo adventurers. Sleeps 4 adults.

Book Here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/13431201

State Parks:

Penrose State Park:

The camp provides 82 standard campsites one hiker/biker site, one dump station and three restrooms (two with showers). The campground is in the woods, and all sites are shady or partly shady. None of the campsites are on the water, but the beach is only a short walk away. Typical campsites accommodate a vehicle or combination of up to 35 feet. A few sites can handle longer vehicles or combinations, but the campground roadways are narrow and winding.

Reservations for camping are available May 15 through Sept. 15 and can be made up to 9 months in advance. Camping is available on a first-come, first-serve basis September 14 thought May 14.

Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.

Joemma Beach State Park:

The park has 19 primitive tent spaces and five vault toilets (all ADA). In addition, there are two Cascadia Marine Trail sites, available only to campers arriving by wind-and-human-powered watercraft, and three primitive hiker / biker sites (no motorized vehicles permitted). Maximum site length is 40 feet (limited availability). All campsites are first come, first served.

Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.

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