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Olympic & Kitsap Peninsulas Region
Jarrell Cove State Park
Jarrell Cove State Park © Daniel Larsen
Jarrell Cove State Park Jarrell Cove State Park © Daniel Larsen
Jarrell Cove State Park © Daniel Larsen
Jarrell Cove State Park Jarrell Cove State Park © Daniel Larsen
Jarrell Cove State Park © Daniel Larsen
391 E. Wingert Road
Shelton, Washington   98584
Jarrell Cove State Park is a 43-acre marine camping park with 3,500 feet of saltwater shoreline on the northwest end of Harstine Island in south Puget Sound. The forested island park is accessible by road and bridge and is off the beaten path. Most visitors arrive by boat. The park has campsites near the docks, as well as on rolling, grassy areas. Jarrell Cove State Park administers five other satellite parks including: Harstine Island, McMicken Island, Stretch Point, Eagle Island and Hope Island State Parks. Harstine Island State Park is a day use park with beach access via a half-mile trail. It is a two mile drive from Jarrell Cove. The other satellite parks are all accessible by boat only and offer buoys for moorage. This forested island park is reached most easily by boat. Beach exploration is popular.

Park hours/updates:

Summer: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.Winter: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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? Chipmunks? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Foxes? Otters? Rabbits? Raccoons? Squirrels? Crows or Ravens? Doves or Pigeons? Ducks? Eagles? Geese? Gulls? Hawks? Herons? Hummingbirds? Ospreys? Owls? Woodpeckers? Clams? Crabs? Mussels? Oysters? Sea Birds? Sea Cucumbers? Seals? Shellfish? Shrimp? Starfish? Whales? Bullhead? Perch? Salmon? Shark? Steelhead

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life

The park's dense forest presses to the water's edge at high tide. At low tide, tidelands are mud flats.

? Cedar? Douglas Fir? Hemlock? Yew? Alder? Apple? Maple? Daisy? Foxglove? Rhododendron? Rose? Berries? Carnivorous Plants? Ferns? Moss or Lichens? Seaweed? Thistle
History of the Area
The park is named after Mrs. Philura Jarrel, the first pioneer woman to settle on the island. Jarrell Cove was acquired in four parcels between 1953 and 1969.
Jarrell Cove State Park has 22 tent spaces, one restroom and one shower. There is one ADA-accessible campsite and four tent spaces (sites number 9, 10, 11 and 12) that are reservable by calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. Other tent sites are first-come, first-served.

Some of the park's campsites are above the entrance dock near the shoreline and some are in a grassy area in the center of the park. Maximum site length is 34 feet (may have limited availability).

Group Accommodations: A walk-in group camp is available, accommodating up to 64 people. A restroom is nearby in the park. Fees vary with size of the group. To reserve the group camp, 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.
The park offers 14 moorage buoys and 650 feet of moorage and dock space.

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

Jarrell Cove State Park is located near Gig Harbor, Lakewood and Olympia

The park provides two kitchen shelters without electricity, plus four sheltered and 10 unsheltered picnic tables. To reserve the kitchen shelters, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
Area Attractions
Trails Water Activities Other? 1 mi. Hiking Trails? 1 mi. Bike Trails? Boating (saltwater)? 650 feet of dock (saltwater)? 682 feet of moorage (saltwater)? Diving? Fishing (saltwater)? Personal Watercraft (saltwater)? Swimming (saltwater)? Water Skiing (saltwater)? Clamming? Crabbing? Oysters? 1 Badminton area? Beachcombing? Bird Watching? 2 Fire Circles? 2 Horseshoe pits? Sailboarding? 1 Volleyball Field? Wildlife Viewing

Activity equipment is sparse and best supplied by the users.
Things To Do in the Area
Take command and be the Skipper Rent one of our Larson powerboats by the hour or the entire day. Take in the scenery or zip around the sound in a speedboat, deck boat, or cruiser. If you don't have the need for speed rent one of our Kayaks, Canoes or Pedal Boats. You can enjoy the scenery at your pace. Whatever your desire may be here at Gig Harbor you will make memories that will last a lifetime.
13.8 miles from park*

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
November 12 by Jim&Jenni B.
June 17 by kisross
awesome park!!! staff very friendly and helpful. Extremeley clean! I recommend this state park to anyone
January 4
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Located on the northwest side of Harstine Island in South Puget Sound.

From Shelton : Take SR 3 north eight miles. Turn right on Pickering Rd., and drive four miles to Harstine Island. Once on the island, turn left at the stop sign, and drive four miles to the park.


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