Bresemann Forest


Bresemann Forest Temporary Closure Extended to TBD 2024

8/25/2023 - Bresemann Forest is closed to public access until TBD 2024. All gates are closed and signs have been posted.  Please visit Sprinker's  outdoor improvement project page for additional project information.

801 Military Road (& Bresemann Blvd.)
Spanaway, WA  98444 (Map


This naturally wooded site is approximately 70 acres with a system of pedestrian nature trails within the Parkland/Spanaway area. The beautiful and secluded walking trail may have users thinking they are miles from the city as they stroll along Morey Creek. Spanaway Creek is  a small stream the also runs through Bresemann Forest from Spanaway Lake and is part of the Clover Creek watershed.

Gate Hours:

  • November-March gates are open from 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted. 
  • April-October gates are open from 7:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted.

Enter the forest through a wrought iron gate on the west side of the Sprinker Recreation Center parking lot near Spire Rock

We do our best to ensure that gates are opened and closed promptly at these times but please be patient as our staff may run into maintenance issues that could delay gate openings. Also, please be advised that periods of adverse weather or vandalism may result in last minute closures of the forest.



  • From I-5, take Exit 127
  • Follow the Mt. Rainier / Puyallup signs to Highway 512 going east. On Highway 512, take the second exit (Parkland / Spanaway-Pacific Avenue) and at the stop light
  • Turn right onto Pacific Avenue (SR 7)
  • Head south for 2.7 miles, turn right on Military Road (152nd Street)
  • Turn right into the entrance to Sprinker Recreation Center's parking lot (1.5 blocks down)
  • Go to the west side (left) of the parking lot to enter the Forest