HOPE ISLAND STATE PARK
Hope Island State Park is a 106-acre marine camping park on the western side of the state in Mason County, Puget Sound. This quiet island is reachable only by boat. Covered with old-growth forests and saltwater marshes, the park features a beach one-and-a-half miles long. The park offers several campsites, attractive beaches and a trail across the island. The island is forested with occasional meadows and rock outcroppings. One-and-a-half miles of beach and two miles of hiking trail attract boaters to this small, quiet island.
Summer: 6 a.m.to dusk.Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.
Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.Pets are not allowed on the island.
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Chipmunks? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Foxes? Otters? Raccoons? Squirrels? Crows or Ravens? Doves or Pigeons? Ducks? Eagles? Gulls? Hawks? Jays? Owls? Snipes? Woodpeckers? Clams? Crabs? Mussels? Sea Birds? Sea Cucumbers? Shellfish? Shrimp? Starfish? Perch? Salmon? Trout
Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life? Cedar? Douglas Fir? Hemlock? Nobel Fir? Yew? Alder? Apple? Maple? Oak? Daisy? Berries? Ferns? Moss or Lichens? Seaweed? Thistle? Poison Oak
Hope Island was named by Commander Charles Wilkes for one of his crew in 1841. Wilkes was engaged in the mission of charting Puget Sound.
The park offers four tent spaces. In addition, there is one Cascade Marine Trail site available to canoers and kayakers only. No open fires are permitted on the island. No water is available, but two vault toilets are provided. All campsites are 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.
Services/Supplies Available in the park Available in the area? Camping? Boat rental? Camping? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Groceries? Marine supplies? Pay phone
The park provides five buoys.
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.