Jarrell Cove State Park
Accessible only by bridge or by boat, Jarrell Cove State Park is a sensory extravaganza, with a chorus of bird calls, saltwater and conifer smells, dense tree stands and opal-colored water all around.
Enclosed by Puget Sound and surrounded by Case Inlet and Pickering Passage, this park on Harstine Island is a watery haven with excellent opportunities for swimming, diving and boating. An amphitheater, sports fields and camping make for entertainment and activities on terra firma. The sound of a boat chugging up to a buoy, the smell of a campfire and the sight of kids playing volleyball create a patchwork of humans in harmony with nature.
Whether you're there for the peace or the sociability, a day or a weekend at Jarrell Cove will put a smile on your face long after you're back to the grind.
Jarrell Cove State Park is a 67-acre, marine camping park with 3,500 feet of saltwater shoreline in the northwest portion of Harstine Island in South Puget Sound.
Jarrell Cove manages five other parks/properties, including Harstine Island, McMicken Island, Stretch Point, Eagle Island and Hope Island. Harstine Island is a day-use property with beach access via a half-mile trail. It is a 2-mile drive from Jarrell Cove. The other parks are accessible only by boat and offer buoys for moorage.
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Picnic & day-use facilities
The park provides two kitchen shelters without electricity, plus four sheltered, and 10 unsheltered picnic tables. To make a reservation for one of the kitchen shelters, visit online or call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
- 1 mile of hiking trails
Water activities & features
- 650 feet of moorage dock
- Fishing (saltwater)
- Personal watercraft use
Other activities & features
- Badminton area
- Beach exploration
- Bird watching
- Fire circles (2)
- Horseshoe pits (2)
- Volleyball field
- Wildlife viewing
- Activity equipment is sparse and best supplied by the users.
- 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 and Wildlife.
- Printable park brochure (PDF).
Located Mason County on Puget Sound, Jarrell Cove offers 14 moorage buoys and 650 feet of moorage and dock space
Moorage fees are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m. Daily and annual permits are available. For more information, call (360) 902-8844.
This facility is open year-around, 24 hours a day. No floating dock available. A stationary pumpout with a slip is available for usage. The stationary pumpout is located on the first dock as you enter the cove.
Latitude: 47° 17' 3.06" (47.2841845993833)
Longitude: 122° 53' 9.56" (-122.885988)
Jarrell's Cove Marina is a private marina with a public accessible pumpout. This facility is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Fuel and pumpout by appointment for the remaining of the year. Hours of operation are Monday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. This facility has a floating dock available year-around. There is a fee for using this pumpout. You will encounter a Keco Pump-A-Head pumpout at this facility. A slip is available for pumpout usage. Access to this pumpout is limited to vessels with a length of no more than 100-feet. There is a stationary pumpout. The stationary pumpout is located on the fuel dock. There is a wand available on the pump ahead.
Latitude: 47° 17' 0.46" (47.28346)
Longitude: 122° 53' 16.99" (-122.88805)
This park offers phone in buoy registration
How it works:
- When you arrive at a buoy, call the phone number on the mooring ball.
- Provide your buoy number and length of stay (3 night maximum).
- Pay with your credit or debit card or provide your Annual Boat Moorage permit number.
- There is a $4.50 convenience fee to register by phone.
- All buoys are first come, first served and $15 per night.
Jarrell Cove State Park has 19 standard campsites, 2 partial-hookup sites, one restroom, and one shower. There is one ADA campsite (number 11). Four standard campsites (numbers 1,2,3 & 4) and two partial-hookup sites (number 8 & 10) are reservable. All other sites are first come, first served. Maximum site length is 34 feet (limited availability). There is one Cascadia Marine Trail site available to wind/human powered beachable watercrafts, on a first-come, first-served basis. The group camp and kitchen shelters are also reservable. Some of the park's campsites are above the entrance dock near the shoreline and some are in a grassy area in the center of the park.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.
A walk-in group camp with a kitchen shelter is available, accommodating up to 45 people. Reservations can be made online. A restroom is nearby in the park. Fees vary with size of the group.
Reservations & fees
Services & supplies
For all visitor services, Jarrell Cove Marina is just across the cove.
The park is named after Mrs. Philura Jarrel, the first pioneer woman to settle on the island. Jarrell Cove was acquired in four parcels between 1953 and 1969.