Steilacoom, Washington is a residential community of approximately 6,000 located in the central portion of Puget Sound and is:
- 40 miles south of Seattle
- 10 miles south of Tacoma
- 25 miles north of Olympia
To the south, the community borders Fort Lewis. To the north, the course of Chambers Creek forms a physical and political boundary. To the east, Steilacoom faces the City of Lakewood.
The two-lane DuPont-Steilacoom Road serves as the most direct connection to Interstate 5 and the southern Ft. Lewis entrance. The county ferry provides public access to Ketron and Anderson Islands.