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Jarrell Cove State Park

E. 391 Wingert Road
Shelton, WA 98584

360-426-9226

Accessible only by bridge or by boat, Jarrell Cove State Park is a sensory extravaganza, with a chorus of bird calls, saltwater and conifer smells, dense tree stands and opal-colored water all around.

Enclosed by Puget Sound and surrounded by Case Inlet and Pickering Passage, this park on Harstine Island is a watery haven with excellent opportunities for swimming, diving and boating. An amphitheater, sports fields and camping make for entertainment and activities on terra firma. The sound of a boat chugging up to a buoy, the smell of a campfire and the sight of kids playing volleyball create a patchwork of humans in harmony with nature.

Whether you're there for the peace or the sociability, a day or a weekend at Jarrell Cove will put a smile on your face long after you're back to the grind.

PARK FEATURES
Jarrell Cove State Park is a 67-acre, marine camping park with 3,500 feet of saltwater shoreline in the northwest portion of Harstine Island in South Puget Sound.

Jarrell Cove manages five other parks/properties, including Harstine Island, McMicken Island, Stretch Point, Eagle Island and Hope Island. Harstine Island is a day-use property with beach access via a half-mile trail. It is a 2-mile drive from Jarrell Cove. The other parks are accessible only by boat and offer buoys for moorage.

ADA AMENITIES/FACILITIES
Campsite

PICNIC & DAY-USE FACILITIES

The park provides two kitchen shelters without electricity, plus four sheltered, and 10 unsheltered picnic tables.

ACTIVITIES

TRAILS
1 mile of biking trails
1 mile of hiking trails

WATER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
650 feet of moorage dock
Boating
Crabbing
Diving
Fishing (saltwater)
Personal watercraft use
Swimming
Waterskiing

OTHER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
Amphitheater
Badminton area
Beach exploration
Bird watching
Fire circles (2)
Horseshoe pits (2)
Sailboarding
Volleyball field
Wildlife viewing

BOATING FEATURES
Located Mason County on Puget Sound, Jarrell Cove offers 14 moorage buoys and 650 feet of moorage and dock space.

CAMPSITE INFORMATION
Jarrell Cove State Park has 19 standard campsites, 2 partial-hookup sites, one restroom, and one shower. There is one ADA campsite (number 11). Four standard campsites (numbers 1,2,3 & 4) and two partial-hookup sites (number 8 & 10) are reservable. All other sites are first come, first served. Maximum site length is 34 feet (limited availability). There is one Cascadia Marine Trail site available to wind/human powered beachable watercrafts, on a first-come, first-served basis. The group camp and kitchen shelters are also reservable. 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.

Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.

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