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Washington State Parks

USA Parks
Olympic & Kitsap Peninsulas Region
Kitsap Memorial State Park
Kitsap Memorial State Park Reservable Shelter © Julie A Rotter
Kitsap Memorial State Park Shelter © Julie A Rotter
Kitsap Memorial State Park Hood Canal View From Park © Julie A Rotter
202 Northeast Park Street
Poulsbo, Washington   98370

Phone: 360-779-3205
Reservations: 888-226-7688
Kitsap Memorial State Park is a 58-acre camping park with 1,797 feet of saltwater shoreline and facilities for group and individual recreation, weddings and overnight stays. The park offers beautiful natural surroundings and sweeping views of Hood Canal. Grassy playfields and children's play equipment, a saltwater beach with tide pools and shellfish harvesting opportunities are highlights of this park. Wedding day-use facilities and a vacation house are available for overnight rental.

Park hours/updates:

Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

A vacation house is available for year-round rental.
Nature of the Area
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Bears? Chipmunks? Deer or Elk? Otters? Rabbits? Raccoons? Skunks? Squirrels? Crows or Ravens? Ducks? Eagles? Geese? Grouse? Gulls? Hawks? Herons? Hummingbirds? Jays? Owls? Pheasants? Quail? Woodpeckers? Wrens? Clams? Crabs? Mussels? Octopuses? Scallops? Sea Cucumbers? Seals? Shrimp? Starfish? Bullhead? Cod? Eel? Salmon? Shark

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life ? Cedar? Douglas Fir? Hemlock? Alder? Ash? Maple? Foxglove? Lupines? Paintbrush? Rhododendron? Rose? Berries? Eel Grass? Ferns? Moss or Lichens? Seaweed? Thistle

History of the Area
Kitsap County requested the inclusion of "memorial" in the park's name at the time of original land donation from the county. The name reflects the wishes and efforts of the original members of the Vinland Community Club, who sought to establish a "North Kitsap Memorial Park" in honor of Henry Brown. Mr. Brown was the person who first proposed dedicating the land for community use. He also established the first permanent buildings on the site.
Park Store
Available in the park Available in the area? Camping? Pay phone ? Auto repair? Boat rental? Camping? Diesel? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Gifts? Golf? Groceries? Hardware? Hospital? Marine supplies? Overnight Accommodations? Pay phone? Postal service? Propane? Recreational equipment? White gas? Wood? Swimming

Two gas stations with mini-marts are just outside the park, providing many supplies for park visitors. Most other services are within five miles of the park.
The park has 21 tent spaces, 18 utility spaces, four cabins, one dump station, one restroom with showers and one ADA-accessible restroom. Water and electric hook-ups are at sites 1 to 18.

Group Accommodations:

Reservations for group campsites may be made by calling (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.
Kitsap Memorial offers both day-use and overnight vacation rentals. The Log Hall, Pavilion and Caterer's Kitchen shelter are ideal for wedding ceremonies, receptions, family reunions and company picnics. The Hospitality House is a charming historic cabin available for overnight stays.

The Log Hall has a capacity of 200, but combined with the nearby rentable Log Pavillion, capacity increases to 350. There is a third building available to accommodate groups larger than 350. Situated on a bluff, the site offers expansive views. Prices vary with size of the group. For information or reservations, call the park at (360) 779-3205.
The park has two moorage buoy. Moorage fees are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m.

The closest boat launch is at Salisbury County Park, four miles north on SR 3.

Kitsap Memorial State Park is located near Bainbridge Island, Bremerton and Edmonds

The park has one kitchen shelter with electricity and one without, plus four sheltered and 20 unsheltered picnic tables. The Caterer's Kitchen shelter has a brick fireplace, cooking tops and barbecue grills and may be reserved by calling the park at (360) 779-3205. Other facilities are first-come, first-served. The park has a 73-car parking capacity.
Area Attractions
Activities Trails Water Activities Other? 1.5 mi. Hiking Trails? Diving? Fishing (saltwater)? Swimming (saltwater)? Clamming? Crabbing? Oysters? Beachcombing? Bird Watching? 2 Soccer Fields? 1 Volleyball Field

The park has two open grass fields suitable for frisbees, croquet, kite flying and ball tossing.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 28 Great Wedding Venue.
As a wedding photographer, I like to scout out locations before I shoot at them, this is a wonderful mix of beach, wooded, rustic and classic. Photos turned out great, and it was a beautiful wedding! Photos can be seen here:
December 22 Heaven in a Bottle by Erica Hasty
This is my favorite place. Yesteday, I went to the beach. Tomorrow, I will try the volleyball court
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Area Campgrounds
Eagle Tree RV Park
16280 State Highway 305
Poulsboy, WA
Nearby Hotels

Located four miles south of the Hood Canal Bridge on the canal's east side.

From Tacoma: Take Hwy. 16 exit off I-5, and drive north across Narrows Bridge to Gorst. Drive around Dye's inlet toward Bremerton. Travel North on Hwy. 3 towards the Hood Canal Bridge. Pass Silverdale and Poulsbo exits, and continue north five miles to top of hill. Follow "Kitsap Memorial Park" signs about 3/4 mile turn left onto Park St. (at milepost 57). Drive 200 yards and turn right into the park.


Washington State Parks