Kitsap Memorial State Park
Lovebirds, take heed! Kitsap Memorial State Park on Hood Canal is a popular spot for Washington couples heading to the altar.
The park's quaint Heritage Hall Area hosts all types of weddings and events year round. The venue is often festooned with colors, themes and provides a top-notch beachhead ceremony site. The park's four cabins can be rented as lodging for out-of-town guests and for on-site wedding preparation. Camping and RV sites also are available.
You don't have to be in love to fall in love with Kitsap Memorial. Enjoy the journey over the Hood Canal Bridge, via Highway 3 or travel easily from the Seattle area on the Edmonds-Kingston Ferry. The park offers activities that include fishing on the Hood Canal and two grass playing fields to enjoy many outdoor activities like, frisbee, kite flying and volleyball with family and friends. Take a break outside and bring the kids to play at the large playground and enjoy a picnic by the water.
Proof that beautiful things come in small packages: this 62-acre park north of Poulsbo serves up inspiring sunset views over the Olympic Mountain range. On warm summer evenings, their peaks are often cast in silhouette by the glowing red sky.
Whether you're planning your big day or looking for a simple day at the beach, this park could be your match.
Kitsap Memorial State Park is a 62-acre camping park with 1,797 feet of saltwater shoreline.
Automated pay station: This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass. Station is located in the day-use area.
Use our interactive ADA recreation map to search for other state parks with ADA amenities and facilities.
Picnic & day-use facilities
The park has four covered and 20 uncovered picnic tables. Picnic tables are first come, first served. The park has a 73-car parking capacity. Additional facilities are available by reservation only.
Heritage Area: Log Hall, Caterers Kitchen, Pavilion & Hospitality House package available for reservations year round.
For More Details: Rent a Place ; to book click Reservations or by phone at 1-888-CAMP-OUT (1-888-226-7688) 7 days a week from 7am - 8pm. Reservations can be make up to nine months in advance from booking date.
- 1.5 miles of hiking trails
Water activities & features
- Fishing (saltwater)
- Oyster harvesting
Other activities & features
- Beach exploration
- Bird watching
- Playground (1)
- Play fields (2)
- Volleyball field
- The park has two open grass fields suitable for frisbees, croquet, kite flying and ball tossing.
- Activities must not damage park resources, leave rubbish, decorations or items that may be hazardous to wildlife (examples: confetti, rice, sidewalk chalk, silly string etc.)
- Metal detecting requires registration and is allowed in designated park areas. Metal detecting information click here Metal Detecting Information
- All professional filming and photography require a permit. Permits take up to 60 days to process. Click here for more information Film and Photography Permit Information
- 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 and Wildlife.
- Printable park brochure (PDF).
The closest boat launch is at Salisbury County Park, four miles north on SR 3. The park has one moorage buoy.
Moorage fees are charged year-round for mooring at docks, floats, and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Latitude: 47º 49' 1.2" N (47.817) Longitude: 122º 39' 13" W (-122.6536)
The park has 19 standard campsites, three partial-hookup sites, 8 full-hookup sites, three hiker/biker sites, four cabins, one restroom with showers and one ADA accessible restroom. All sites and cabins are available for year round reservations.
- Sites 1-3: Partial hook ups (Water and electricity)
- Sites 4-11: Full hook ups (Water, electricity and sewer)
- Sites 19, 21-38: Standard without hook ups
- Cabins 1-4: Available year round (One cabin allows pets with extra pet fee)
All campsites can accommodate tents, RV or trailer depending on length. 8 people per site maximum and one extra vehicle is allowed with an overnight pass for $10 per night; depending on size of site.
Hiker / Biker sites: three total standard sites with picnic table and fire pit. Strictly for hikers and bicyclists only. (First-Come, First-Served Only)
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.
The parks group campsite can be reserved year round. Group maximum is 56 people. Group campers must bring confirmation letter and check in at Ranger office. Reservations can be made by calling (888) 226-7688 or online at Group Camp Reservations
- 2 Adirondacks; each with 8 wood sleep decks / no mattress
- Vault toilet
- No electricity
- 8 Picnic tables / 2 BBQ braziers
- Fire pit
- One water spigot
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, locking doors, and are ADA accessible. 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 our cabins and yurts page.
Reservations & fees
Reservations can be made online or by calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688). All reservations can be made nine months in advance from date of booking. For fee information, check out our camping rates page.
In 1935, members of the Vinland Community Club selected the site of what is now Kitsap Memorial State Park for a community recreation area. With donations from private citizens, local clubs and businesses, they purchased the property in 1936 and began making necessary improvements. When the project became too costly in 1937, the site was deeded to Kitsap County. In November of 1949, the park was deeded to the state and became Kitsap Memorial State Park. The name reflects the wishes and efforts of the original club members.