Triton Cove State Park is a 29-acre day-use park with 555 feet of saltwater shore on Hood Canal. This small park provides an ADA-compliant boat launch with access to near-shore fishing. Future plans include possible camping facilities.Want to support Washington State Parks? Get involved by joining a friends' group. For more information, visit the Friends' Group web page.
Summer: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Winter: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The park is open year round for day use and watercraft launch.
Winter Schedule for all Washington State Parks
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.
The Discover Pass now can be used on either of two vehicles!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
The park has no camping.
Located on the Olympic Peninsula on the west side of Hood Canal, six miles south of Brinnon, Wash., and seven miles north of Eldon, Wash. in Jefferson County.
From Dosewallips State Park:
Drive south nine miles on Hwy. 101.
Triton Cove downloadable pdf map #1
List of all downloadable Washington State Park maps
This small park provides an ADA-accessible boat launch and great views of Hood Canal. It also provides excellent off- and near-shore fishing access.
In the 1930s, the area was the location of a gas station and a small country store. After World War II, the area was developed as a trailer-park fishing resort with a boat launch. Though the property changed hands a few times, it remained a fishing resort until the state purchased it in two parcels in 1990. Since then, the boat launch has been rebuilt. The area continues to be upgraded and developed to include more features.
There are currently no interpretive opportunities at this park.
Services are available within a few miles of the park.
|• Boating (saltwater)|
• 1 boat ramp (saltwater)
• 100 feet of dock (saltwater)
• Fishing (saltwater)
• Personal Watercraft (saltwater)
|• Bird Watching|
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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Float removed Nov. 5 and reinstalled March 6.
The park has one boat ramp and 100 feet of handling dock. There is a large parking lot for cars with boat trailers.
A daily watercraft launching permit for $7 and a trailer dumping permit for $5 is available at the park.
Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online
, and at parks when staff is available.
Picnic and Day-use Facilities
There are three unsheltered picnic tables, available first come, first served. A vault toilet is on the premises.
|Mammals||Birds||Fish & Sea Life|
|• Crows or Ravens|
• Red Snapper
|Physical Features|| ||Plant Life|| |
| ||• Cedar|
• Douglas Fir
Park photo gallery