JARRELL COVE STATE PARK
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.
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.
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
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.