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
Blake Island:
  • #1 - Accessible only by boat. One of the most popular destinations on Puget Sound. Limited store, (with coffee & ice) camping, hiking and facilities including showers. Large marina northeast of island, Shore Power - 30amp, buoys north, east and west of island. Tillicum Village next to 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 Park:
  • #3 - West side of Maury Island in Quatermaster Harbor. 58 guest slips, rafting ok, shower facilities, play equipment, firepits 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 - Narrowstone Island just south of Port Townsend. Only 244 feet of dock space & 7 mooring buoys. Very popular with nice facilities.

Gene Coulon Beach 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. Fun for the entire family!

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 State Park:
  • #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 State Park:
  • #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 State Park:
  • #11 - 2 miles north of Fox Island. 2 buoys, restrooms, showers, good anchoring but not very well protected.

McMicken Island State Park:
  • #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 facilites, pinic area and play equipment.

Penrose Point:
  • #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 & portapotty dump, showers, campsites. A very popluar destination.

  • #16 - South of hoodsport in Hood Canal, 5 buoys, camping, restrooms, showers, campsites.

Seward Park / Andrews Bay:
  • #17 - Lake Washington south of I-90 bridge. The most poplular anchorage in Lake Washington. Nice trails around the area and a swimming beach.

Squem Bay:
  • #18 - 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:
  • #19 - Stretch Island just south of Fair Harbor and north of Harstine Island, 5 buoys, no camping or facilities. Nice beaches.

Tolmie State Park:
  • #20 - 8 miles northeast of Olympia, 5 buoys, restrooms, showers, trails, pinic sites and a nice beach.

Twanoh State Park:
  • #21 - 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.​

Puget Sound - Hood Canal - Lake Washington
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Puget Sound
San Juan Islands

Quick Reference Map  >>>
Puget Sound Marine Parks
Including Hood Canal & Lake Washington
#10 > Blake Is
#20 > Cutts Is
#30 > Dockton
#40 > Eagle Is
#50 > Fort Flagler
#60 > Gene Coulon
#70 > Hope Is
#80 > Illahee
#90 > Jarrell Cove
#10 > Joemma Beach
#11 > Kopachuck
#12 > McMicken 
#13 > Mystery Bay
#14 > Old Ft Townsend
#15 > Penrose Point
#16 > Potlatch
#17 > Seward Park
#18 > Sequim Bay
#19 > Stretch Point
#20 > Tolmie
#21 > Twanoh

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