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Washington
Olympic & Kitsap Peninsulas Region
Potlatch State Park
POTLATCH STATE PARK
POTLATCH STATE PARK
Potlatch State Park
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Potlatch State Park
© Daniel Larsen

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Potlatch State Park
© Daniel Larsen

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Potlatch State Park is a 57-acre camping park with 9,570 feet of saltwater shoreline on Hood Canal. The park's beautiful grounds are home to a variety of activities, from interpretive programs for kids to boating and shellfish harvesting.
History of the Area
The area where Potlatch State Park is now located was known as "Enetai" (meaning "beyond") to the Skokomish Indian Tribe. The Indians set their winter villages here and held potlatches in the area. The park is named in honor of the potlatch, a gift-giving ceremony.

Later, the property became the Minerva Resort, with cabins and hotel. A sawmill that once sat on the site was destroyed by fire.
Camping
Camping Fees : Please note that the following general fee information is not customized for each individual park, so not all fees will apply to all parks (for example, primitive campsite and dump station fees listed apply only to parks that have primitive campsites and dump stations).

Standard campsite, $15.

Utility campsite, $21.

Primitive campsite (accessible by motorized/non-motorized vehicles) and for water trail camping, $10

An additional $3 fee (standard) or $5 fee (utility) may be charged for select premium campsites at some parks.

Maximum eight people per campsite.

Second vehicle: $10 per night is charged for a second vehicle unless it is towed by a recreational vehicle. Extra vehicles must be parked in designated campsite or extra vehicle parking spaces.

Dump stations (if available): Year-round dump station fees are $5 per use. If you are camping, this fee is included in your campsite fee.

More about park hours : Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Length of stay: you may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park during the summer; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31. Campsite Information : The park has 19 tent spaces, 18 utility spaces, one dump station, one restroom and two showers. Sites have no hook-ups. Maximum site length is 60 feet (may have limited availability). Two of the tent sites are for primitive use (hikers and bicyclers) only. All campsites are first-come, first-served.
Boating
Potlatch has five mooring buoys available for $10 each a night.

Moorage fees are charged year-round for mooring at buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m.


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Picnicking
The park offers one reservable picnic shelter and 25 unsheltered picnic tables. Call the park at (360) 877-5361. There is a reservation fee.
Things To Do in the Area
Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival - Rollingbay, WAArts/Cultural/Drama
Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival is a family-focused music event organized by volunteers. The festival brings diverse music to the community, raising funds for local charities, this year PAWs of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap.
Web Site: BainbridgeBluegrass.org
34.2 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 23 Camping at this state park by Greg
Potlach State park is very busy and right next to HWY 101. The campsites set away from the HWY are fine, but the rest of the sites have much to be desired. The camping stalls are very close to one another. I have never been camping with so many people so close. In the north loop, there are so many lights and so much noise. HWY 101 is very loud. I thought it would be tolerable, but it was much louder than anticipated. If you want quiet and at least a little privacy, look elsewhere.
August 4 BEST PARK EVER by rating
ONE WORD AMAZING.its not the parks fault you didnt reserve a spot....now is it??
July 26 Stupid!! by Lisa
They are money hungry! We got there late on a hot friday, and only 1/3 of the campsites were used and the others all said reserved! There was a campsite that said hikers and bikers only and so we thought we could just camp there and pay to park our car also and then they were like no and they made us leave. Its horrible there all the campsites were wide open just like a parking lot with fire pits! I will never stop there again!
June 16 amazing campground by Annie Hunt
My family and I go here every year its the best place to go its so family oriented has awesomes hosts and just takes care of their place


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Directions
Located 12 miles north of Shelton, Wash., on the state's western side.

From Shelton : Drive twelve miles north on U.S. Hwy. 101 to park entrance.

From Hoodsport : Drive three miles south on U.S. Hwy. 101 to park entrance.

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Potlatch State Park
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