|• Fishing (freshwater)|
• Fishing (saltwater)
• Swimming (saltwater)
|• 1 Badminton area|
• Beach Exploration
• Bird Watching
• 2 Fire Circles
• 2 Horseshoe pits
• 2 Volleyball Fields
One multi-purpose grass area may be used for softball, soccer or football. The park is situated on the warm saltwater beaches of Hood Canal. A bathhouse is nearby. An open field near Hood Canal is popular for kite flying.
A state fishing license is required to fish Big Mission and Little Mission creeks, and a state saltwater license is is required for crab and shellfish harvesting and fishing. Shellfish regulations change periodically, so it is encouraged that you check the most recent updates before collecting shellfish.
The Department of Natural Resources Tahuya Multiple Use Area is nearby, with trails for motorcycles, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and off-road vehicles. There are several golf courses in the area.
Gathering firewood is not allowed, but firewood is for sale in the park.
A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife website.
Free days at state parks
: Visit Washington state parks for free. The Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park on ten designated free days in 2013.
The 2013 State Parks free days are as follows:
Jan. 21 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 30 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 100th birthday on March 19
April 27 and 28 – National Parks Week
June 1 – National Trails Day
June 8 and 9 – National Get Outdoors Day and Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing weekend
Aug. 4 – Peak season free day
Sept. 28 – National Public Lands Day
Nov. 9 through 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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10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
|Shellfest at Belfair: Enjoy the culinary delights of Puget Sound shellfish at the first 2013 Shellfest event. Activities include guided low-tide beach walks, ice tables and hands-on crafts for children. See cedar bark pounding and short rope weaving demonstrations and listen to traditional music and storytelling by Skokomish Tribe artists. Lunch is provided by Taylor Shellfish and Chef Xinh Swelley of Xinh's Clam and Oyster House of Shelton. Lunch is free with a suggested donation of $5 per person of $15 for families for the Washington State Parks Foundation.
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Picnic and Day-use Facilities
The park has 2 picnic shelters with no electricity, available first-come, first-served. Groups of 50 people or more need to contact the park at (360) 275-0668 about group accomodations and activities.
The park has two sheltered and 130 unsheltered picnic tables. Braziers and ADA picnic tables are available.
The day-use area is very level and has ADA restroom facilities and beach access.
There is a large playing field for sports, and a play area for children is nearby. The warm waters and fine gravel beaches of this Hood Canal park are ideally suited for swimming, snorkeling, wind surfing, kayaking and other water activities.