Recreational Boating Information for the Northwest

Washington State has a number of state and county marine parks throughout the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands. Most have buoys or dock space for a fee. Some even offer restrooms and showers. Memorial Day through Labor Day is the busy time so if you're trying to get in for the weekend, early Friday arrival is a must. First come first serve is the norm. If you're lucky, some may let you raft off if the dock is full. You won't find shore power (except Blake Island) and you'll need to pack out your own garbage, but you will find these parks to be a wonderful destination for the whole family. You can visit Wash. State Parks for more information.
Marine Parks
Puget Sound - Hood Canal - Lake Washington
Puget Sound
San Juan Islands

Quick Reference  |  Marine Parks
Including Hood Canal & Lake Washington
#1    Blake Island
#2  >  Cutts Island
#4  >  Eagle Island
#50>  Fort Flagler
#60>  Gene Coulon
#70>  Hope Island
#80>  Illahee
#9   >  Jarrell Cove
#10 >  Joemma Beach
#11  >  Kopachuck
#12 >  McMicken
#13 >  Mystery Bay
#14 >  Old Ft Townsend
#15 >  Penrose Point
#16 >  Pleasant Harbor
#17 >  Potlatch
#18 >  Seward Park
#19 >  Sequim Bay
#20 > Stretch Point
#21 >  Tolmie
#22 >  Twanoh

The docks at Blake Island
Blake Island State Park
Potlatch State Park
Illahee State Park
Seward Park | Andrews Bay
Gene Coulon Ciy Park
Fort Flagler Historical State Park
Mystery Bay State Park
Old Fort Townsend
Sequim Bay State Park
Eagle Island State Park
Tolmie Stat Park
Penrose Point State Park
Stretch Point Park
Twanoh State Park
Kopachuck State Park
Cutts Island State Park
Hope Island State Park
Jarrell Cove State Park
McMicken Island State Park
Joemma Beach State Park
Annual State Park Moorage Permits:

The annual moorage permit
fee is $5 per foot, with a
minimum of $60. If you moor
at docks, floats, and buoys in
fee areas multiple nights a year,
you may save money by purchasing an annual moorage permit, which is valid January 1 through December 31. However, all boats over 45 feet will not be permitted to moor on buoys, only docks and linear moorage. Purchase here.
Washington State Parks Permit Information
Pleasant Harbor State Park Property

Blake Island State Park: #1 - Accessible only by boat. One of the most popular destinations on Puget Sound. Limited store, (with coffee & ice) camping & hiking. Bathrooms with showers. Marina northeast of island, Shore Power - 30amp, buoys north, east & west of island. Tillicum Village at marina.

Cutts Island: #2 - Just north of Horsehead Bay in Carr Inlet. 8 buoys and toilets, but no camping. Be very careful, the island is next to Raft Island connected by a drying shoal.
Dockton: #3 - West side of Maury Island in Quartermaster Harbor. 58 guest slips, rafting ok, shower facilities, play equipment, fire pits and more. Popular park but no services within walking distance.
Eagle Island: #4 - Balch Passage between Anderson and McNeil Island, only 3 buoys and no facilities but a wonderful park with good anchoring.
Fort Flagler: #5 - Marrowstone Island just south of Port Townsend. 244 feet of dock space & 7 mooring buoys. Very popular with nice facilities.
Gene Coulon Park: #6 - South Lake Washington/ Renton. Good dock space, boat launch, restrooms, shower in summer only. Park offers picnic shelters, playground area, swimming area, tennis court, big grassy areas. Kidd Valley and Ivar's restaurants on site. Free 4 hour moorage. No over night moorage.
Hope Island (Mason Co.): #7 - A South Sound island located between Squaxin and Steamboat Island. Very quiet island with 106 acres and reachable only by boat.
Illahee: #8 - Located on south end of Port Orchard Bay in Bremerton. Nice park with 356 feet of moorage space, 5 mooring buoys, camping, picnic areas, RV pads (no hook-ups), restrooms & showers in main camp area. Dock is exposed to vessel traffic in the area.
Jarrell Cove: #9 - Northwest end of Harstine Island. A large park with good dock space, buoys, great restrooms with showers. picnic areas, RV sites, Just across the bay is Jarrell's Cove Marina with fuel and store. Great destination - a must see...
Joemma Beach: #10 - Southeast Case Inlet, Summer only, 500 feet of dock space, Note: Only 30 to 40 feet of dock space available at low tide. Dock is exposed to boat traffic in the area. 5 buoys, picnic sites, restrooms, no showers. Very nice destination.
Kopachuck: #11 - 2 miles north of Fox Island. 2 buoys, restrooms, showers, good anchoring but not very well protected.
McMicken Island: #12 - Off the east side of Harstine Island on Case Inlet. 5 buoys, toilets, water, good anchorage, trails, no overnight camping. Watch your charts!
Mystery Bay: #13 - Kilisut Harbor on Marrowstone Island, 683 feet of dock space, 7 buoys, pumpout, day use of the park only, overnight moorage ok. A great destination!
Old Fort Townsend: #14 - 367 acre park located on Port Townsend Bay. Open summers only. 4 mooring buoys, washroom facilities, picnic area and play equipment.
Penrose: #15 - Carr Inlet west shore at Mayo Cove. Overnight use during summer, day only in winter except overnight weekend moorage, 304 feet of dock, 8 buoys, mooring float that grounds at low tide, picnic sites, restrooms, showers, pumpout & port potty dump, showers, campsites...very popular.
Pleasant Harbor Prop: #16 - located in Pleasant Harbor, tucked in behind Home Port Marina. Pleasant Harbor is an overnight moorage facility only. It features 120-feet of moorage dock, and boaters may stay up to three consecutive nights. Moorage is on a first-come, first-served basis
Potlatch: #17 - South of Hoodsport in Hood Canal, 5 buoys, camping, restrooms, showers, campsites.
Seward Park | Andrews Bay: #18 - Lake Washington south of I-90 bridge. The most popular anchorage in Lake Washington. Nice trails around the area and a swimming beach.
Squem Bay: #19 - Located south of John Wayne Marina in Squem Bay, west side. Park offer 424 of moorage space, no buoys. Dock is a little run down. Picnic area close-by, restrooms and showers in main park. Lots of camping sites with some RV pads as well.
Stretch Point: #20 - Stretch Island just south of Fair Harbor and north of Harstine Island, 5 buoys, no camping or facilities. Nice beaches.
Tolmie: #21- 8 miles northeast of Olympia, 5 buoys, restrooms, showers, trails, picnic sites and a nice beach.
Twanoh: #22 - 8 miles west of Belfair in Hood Canal, 192 feet of dock space, camping, 7 buoys, restrooms, showers, pumpout, picnic area, seasonal concession stand. A large, popular park. No moorage or camping in the winter.​
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