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Washington State Parks

USA Parks
Olympic & Kitsap Peninsulas Region
Fay Bainbridge State Park
Small Boy Fishing ©
Gone fishin.
Picnic Table ©
It is always a great day for a picnic in the park.
15446 Sunrise Drive
Bainbridge Island, Washington   98110

Phone: 206-842-3931
Fay Bainbridge State Park is a 17-acre marine camping park with 1,420 feet of saltwater shoreline on the northeast corner of Bainbridge Island. The park offers sweeping views of Puget Sound, the Cascade Mountains and two volcanoes and features sandy beaches. On clear days, Mount Rainier and Mount Baker are visible from a sandy beach. The park features a variety of water activities. Nearby Old Man House is located on the site of the home of Chief Seattle.

Park hours/updates:

Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk.Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.

The park is open year round for camping and day use.

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 Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Otters? Raccoons? Squirrels? Crows or Ravens? Doves or Pigeons? Ducks? Eagles? Geese? Gulls?Hawks?Herons?Hummingbirds? Jays? Ospreys? Owls? Pheasants? Quail? Woodpeckers? Wrens? Clams? Crabs?Mussels? Sea Birds? Seals? Shellfish? Salmon? Shark

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life ? Cedar? Douglas Fir? Hemlock? Spruce? Yew? Alder? Apple? Cherry? Maple? Daisy? Foxglove? Rhododendron? Berries? Eel Grass? Ferns? Moss or Lichens
History of the Area
At the park entrance is a display of a bell donated by the Kitsap County Historical Society. This bell was brought to the area from San Francisco in 1883 by Captain Jeremiah Farnham. The bell was to proclaim important community events to the citizens of Port Madison. The park was acquired in 1944 from Mr. And Mrs. Temple S. Fay.
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
Park Store
Services/Supplies Available in the park Available in the area? Camping? Pay phone? Auto repair? Boat rental? Camping? Diesel? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Gifts? Golf? Groceries? Hardware? Marine supplies? Overnight Accommodations? Pay phone? Postal service? Propane? Recreational equipment? White gas? Wood? Swimming

The park has 10 tent sites, 26 utility sites, one dump station, two restrooms and two showers.

The utility sites have water only at the site and will accommodate RVs up to 30 feet in length. Some of the sites will take RVs larger than 30 feet.

All camping is first-come, first-served.

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.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.
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Two mooring buoys are available for boat tie up.

Moorage fees are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m Moorage permits are available at parks offering moorage. For information, call (360) 902-8844.

There are two kitchen shelters with electricity, one overlooks Puget Sound, plus 11 sheltered and 80 unsheltered picnic tables. One shelter is available by reservation. It will accommodate groups of up to 50 people. For reservations, phone the park at (206) 842-3931. There is a reservation fee.
Area Attractions
Activities Trails Water Activities Other? Boating (saltwater)? Diving? Fishing (saltwater)? Personal Watercraft (saltwater)? Swimming (saltwater)? Water Skiing (saltwater)? Clamming? Crabbing ? Bird Watching? 5 Fire Circles? 2 Horseshoe pits? Sailboarding? 1 Volleyball Field? Wildlife Viewing

Park visitors can hike several miles along the beach at low tide. Swimmers note: Puget Sound's water temperature is 50 degrees.

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Area Campgrounds
Lake Pleasant RV Park
24025 Bothell-Way SE
Bothell, WA
Eagle Tree RV Park
16280 State Highway 305
Poulsboy, WA

Located on the northeast side of Bainbridge Island on Puget Sound in Kitsap County.

From Poulsbo:Take Hwy. 305 toward Bainbridge Island. Cross the Agate Pass Bridge. After three miles, come to stoplight and big brown sign with directions to park. Turn left at traffic light onto Day Rd. NE. Travel approximately two miles to a T-intersection. Turn left onto Sunrise Drive NE, and continue to park entrance, about two miles away.

From the Seattle-Bainbridge Island Ferry:Continue straight off the ferry onto Hwy. 305. Continue out of town approximately five miles to traffic light and big brown sign with directions to park. Here, turn right onto Day Rd. NE. Travel approximately two miles to a T-intersection. Turn left onto Sunrise Drive NE, and continue to park entrance, approximately two miles away.


Washington State Parks