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Scenic Beach State Park
SCENIC BEACH STATE PARK
SCENIC BEACH STATE PARK
9565 Scenic Beach Road NW
Seabeck, Washington   98380

Phone: 360-830-5079
Reservations: 888-226-7688
Scenic Beach State Park
'Scenic Beach view of Olympics'

Scenic Beach State Park

Scenic Beach State Park

Scenic Beach State Park

Scenic Beach State Park

Scenic Beach State Park is a 88-acre camping park with 1,500 feet of saltwater beachfront on Hood Canal. The park is known for its wild, native rhododendrons and stunning, clear-day views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains. ADA-compliant paths lead visitors to a country garden, gazebo, rustic bridge and huge trees. A wide variety of birds and wildlife call the area home. The park is ideal for those who appreciate outstanding natural venues for outdoor activities. The park features beautiful views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains, flowers of wild rhododendrons in spring, and a rocky beach where oysters may be harvested in season.

Park hours/updates:

Summer: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.Winter: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Nature of the Area
Wildlife Mammal Birds Fish & Sea Life. Chipmunks. Deer or Elk. Foxes. Otters. Rabbits. Raccoons. Skunks. Squirrels. Crows or Ravens. Ducks. Eagles. Gulls. Hawks. Herons. Hummingbirds. Jays. Ospreys. Owls. Pheasants. Woodpeckers. Wrens. Clams. Crabs. Mussels. Oysters. Sea Birds. Sea Cucumbers. Seals. Shellfish. Shrimp. Starfish. Bullhead. Cod. Red Snapper. Salmon. Shark

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life . Cedar. Douglas Fir. Hemlock. Yew. Alder. Maple. Foxglove. Rhododendron. Berries. Ferns. Seaweed
History of the Area
The park was originally developed as a homesite, then as a scenic resort owned by Joe Emel, Sr. The park was purchased by the state in three parcels over a 17-year period. Emel House was built in 1911.
Camping
The park has 52 tent spaces, one dump station, two restrooms (both ADA) and four showers. Eighteen pull-through sites accommodate 60-foot camping units. Bicycles may be ridden only on pavement, and riders must use caution in this hilly campground with blind curves. To reserve a campsite, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.

Group Accommodations:

The park provides a group camp that accommodates 20 to 50 people. It is situated above Hood Canal, in a wooded, primitive setting. Facilities include a vault toilet and fire pit. Fees vary with size of the group. To reserve, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.

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.Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.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.
Boating
A boat ramp is half a mile east of the park and is administered by the Department of Fish and Game. A sticker is required for launching. Dock and moorage are available at Seabeck, one mile east of the park.
Boats and RVs
Leavenworth Outfitters.com Outdoor Center - Leavenworth, WABoat Rentals
We want to share the nature and adventure of river rafting, kayaking, cross country skiing and snoeshoeing in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Washington State with our honored guests.
89.6 miles from park*


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Picnicking
The park offers one kitchen shelter with electricity plus six sheltered and 60 unsheltered picnic tables. The kitchen shelter holds 100 guests and provides three BBQ braziers, a cold-water sink and two electrical outlets. To reserve, call the park (360) 830-5079

Area Attractions
Water Activities Other. Boating (saltwater). Diving. Fishing (saltwater). Personal Watercraft (saltwater). Swimming (saltwater). Water Skiing (saltwater). Crabbing. Oysters. Beachcombing. Bird Watching. 2 Fire Circles. 2 Horseshoe pits. Sailboarding. 2 Volleyball Fields. Wildlife Viewing



Volleyball nets are up from May until September. Balls and horseshoes can be checked out through park staff.
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
12.5 miles from park*
Leavenworth Outfitters.com Outdoor Center - Leavenworth, WAFamily Outting
We want to share the nature and adventure of river rafting, kayaking, cross country skiing and snoeshoeing in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Washington State with our honored guests.
Web Site: leavenworthoutfitters.com
89.6 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 2 NEED A WEEKEND TREAT!!! by URASTINKYBEAR2
WE LOVE HEADING OUT FOR A QUICK WEEKEND CAMPING TRIP- WE HAVE BEEN CAMPING HERE YEAR AFTER YEAR - NOW OUR EVEN OUR GRAND KIDS ARE ENJOYING THE WELL MAINTAINED PARK- IT IS ALWAYS A RELAXING PEACEFUL WEEKEND WITH BEAUTIFUL ATMOSPHERE!!!
July 10 Serious R&R by 3rdwaverider
Very quiet, wooded, with access to great beach. Returning for our second time this summer. Large sites. Nice, clean showers, too.
July 27 Scenic Beack State Park by Sydneycaseylovescamping
This is one of my favorite camp site. Nice clean quiet and most importand is private. very relaxing area
July 26 We highly recommend! by Mike S.
This is one of our favorite campgrounds in Washington! It is small so it is not noisy, restrooms were clean and well maintained. Campsites are well maintained and spacious. If you want a place to camp near the water with a average beach but a quiet and relaxing atmosphere then this is the place.
June 9 Loved it! by Lis
gorgeous views, beautiful setting.
June 20 Great camping close to Seattle!
We love this place...the campground is wooded and campsites are very large and private. There is a small playground in the campground and a bigger one down by the beach. Bathrooms are clean and have pay showers (buy tokens at the guard station). The best time to go is in mid-May when the entire campground is full of wild pink rhododendrons...SO beautiful! The beach is great for picking up shells.


Area Campgrounds

Eagle Tree RV Park
16280 State Highway 305
Poulsboy, WA
360-598-5988


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Directions
Located on the west side of the Kitsap Peninsula, nine miles southwest of Silverdale, Wash., on Hood Canal.

From Hwy. 3 in Silverdale : Drive to Newberry Hill Rd. Turn right on Seabeck Hwy. Drive six miles, and turn right on Scenic Beach Rd. Drive one mile to park.

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