Tucked between Bainbridge Island and Bremerton on the Kitsap Peninsula, Illahee State Park occupies prime beachfront on Port Orchard Bay.
A dense, verdant forest backs a shell-strewn beach at this classic state park, where a dock and a watercraft launch allow visitors to arrive by water or land. The fishing, crabbing and shellfish harvesting are superb, and the summertime waters are warm and inviting for swimmers, divers, paddlers and water skiers.
A playground, softball field, horseshoe pits and volleyball courts await, ensuring fun for everyone in the family. A memorial featuring two large naval guns honors the park's founder, Earl Henry Harkins, and the young men of Bremerton who lost their lives in World War I. Other activities include geocaching and metal detecting.
Pitch a tent or park an RV for a few days for a relaxing break at this Puget Sound beach park.
Illahee State Park is a 86-acre, marine camping park with 1,785 feet of saltwater frontage on Port Orchard Bay. The park has ample parking, facilities and access to water. Illahee features a veterans' war memorial and the last stand of old-growth timber in Kitsap County. One of the largest yew trees in the nation grows in this park.
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PICNIC & DAY-USE FACILITIES
The park provides four reservable picnic shelters with electricity, plus 90 additional unsheltered picnic sites. To reserve kitchen shelters, call the park at (360) 478-6460. Picnic sites are available first come, first served. Day-use groups of 20 or more are required to register and pay the applicable fees.
0.5 miles of hiking trails
WATER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
356 feet of moorage
360 feet of dock
Personal watercraft use
OTHER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
Horseshoe pits (3)
Volleyball fields (2)
Located in Kitsap County on Puget Sound, Illahee has one boat ramp.
Launching a boat at a state park requires one of the following:
An annual launch permit (Natural Investment Permit; or
An annual Discover Pass and a daily launch permit; or
A one-day Discover Pass and a daily launch permit.
The park has 23 standard sites, two full-hookup sites, two hiker/biker sites, one dump station, four restrooms (two ADA), and two showers. Tent spaces are suitable for any RV, but provide no hookups. Maximum site length is 40 feet (limited availability). Campsite reservations are available May 15 through Sept 15.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb 8, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Tuesday, Mar 8, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time
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