Kitsap Memorial: Overview
Park overview: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.
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Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk.
Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.
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.
Don't move firewood: Please protect the Pacific Northwest from invasive species by obtaining or purchasing your firewood at or near your camping destination (within 50 miles). Firewood can carry insects and diseases that threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by buying and burning your firewood locally. For more information, visit online at www.dontmovefirewood.org or the Washington Invasive Species Council website.
Annual pass: $30
One-day pass: $10
(Transaction and dealer fees may apply)
A Discover Pass is required for motor-vehicle access to state parks and recreation lands managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
Exemptions: Your purchase of the Discover Pass supports recreation on state lands. However, the Discover Pass is not required if you are camping or renting overnight accommodations, for the duration of your stay at that state park. For additional exemptions and more information, please visit the Discover Pass website.
Campsite Information:The park has 21 standard sites, 18 water and electric hook-up sites, 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. Reservations are available year-round. To make a reservation, visit online or call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
Group Accommodations:Reservations for group campsites may be made by visiting online or calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
Overnight AccommodationsKitsap Memorial: The four cabins at Kitsap Memorial have the added convenience of kitchenettes with mini refrigerators and microwaves. Each cabin is 13-by-13 feet in size and is furnished with a bunk bed that sleeps three and a futon that sleeps two. All cabins have electric heat, lights and locking doors and are accessible to people with disabilities. Bathrooms and showers are nearby. Outside is a picnic table, fire pit and water standpipe. Visitors should take along blankets and warm clothing as evenings can be cool.For more information visit the cabins/yurts page To make a reservation, visit online or call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
2013 camping fees:
Please note that the following general fee information is not customized for each individual park, so not all fees will apply to all parks (for example, primitive campsite and dump station fees listed apply only to parks that have primitive campsites and dump stations).
May 15 – Sept. 15 (peak season)
Primitive campsite and water trail camping: $12
Standard campsite: $23 non-premium site, $26 premium site
Partial-utility campsite*: $30 non-premium site, $35 premium site
Full-utility campsite*: $32 non-premium site, $37 premium site
*Please note: Camping fees during the 2013 peak season are $28 for partial-utility sites and $29 for full-utility sites at Beacon Rock, Lewis & Clark and Schafer state parks. These parks are first come, first served.
Jan. 1 – May 14 and Sept. 16 – Dec. 31 (off-peak season)
Primitive campsite and water trail camping: $12
Standard campsite: $22 for non-premium and premium sites
Partial-utility campsite: $28 for non-premium and premium sites
Full-utility campsite: $29 for non-premium and premium sites
2014 camping fees:
For specific campsite prices, please visit the camping reservation website.
|Primitive and water trail campsites||$12||$12||$12|
|Standard campsites||$20 to $31||$20 to $29||$17 to $25|
|Partial-utility campsites||$30 to $39||$27 to $38||$26 to $32|
|Full-utility campsites||$32 to $42||$29 to $40||$27 to $35|
Note: Peak, shoulder and winter season dates vary by park. See listing of seasons by park.
Maximum eight people per campsite.
Second vehicle: $10 per night is charged for a second vehicle unless it is towed by a recreational vehicle. Extra vehicles must be parked in designated campsite or extra vehicle parking spaces.
Dump stations (if available): Year-round dump station fees are $5 per use. If you are camping, this fee is included in your campsite fee.
More about park hours
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 from April 1 through Sept. 30; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31.
To view campsites and facilities reservable at this park, visit the reservation system and campsite maps.
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.
HistoryKitsap 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.
Interpretive opportunitiesThere are currently no interpretive opportunities at this park.
|Available in the park||Available in the area|
• Pay phone
• Fire wood
|• Auto repair|
• Boat rental
• Marine supplies
• Overnight Accommodations
• Pay phone
• Postal service
• Recreational equipment
• White gas
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.
|• 1.5 mi. Hiking Trails||• Diving|
• Fishing (saltwater)
• Swimming (saltwater)
|• Beach Exploration|
• Bird Watching
• 2 Soccer Fields
• 1 Volleyball Field
Sport clam and oyster season closed at Kitsap Memorial State Park. Recent surveys by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife indicate that shellfish populations have declined, and there are insufficient clams and oysters for harvest.
A recreational license is required for fishing at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife website.
The park has two open grass fields suitable for frisbees, croquet, kite flying and ball tossing.
2014 State Parks free days:
Jan. 19 and 20 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 19 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 101st birthday
April 19 – A spring Saturday free day
April 22 – Earth Day
May 11 – A spring Saturday free day
June 7 and 8 – In honor of National Trails Day and WDFW Free Fishing Weekend
June 14 – National Get Outdoors Day
Aug. 25 – In honor of National Park Service’s birthday
Sept. 27 –National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11 – Veteran's Day weekend
Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days. For more information, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov.
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Boating FeaturesThe 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.
Picnic and Day-use FacilitiesThe 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.
|Mammals||Birds||Fish & Sea Life|
• Deer or Elk
|• Crows or Ravens|
• Sea Cucumbers
|Physical Features||Plant Life|
• Douglas Fir
• Eel Grass
• Moss or Lichens