Blake Island State Park

Blake Island State Park is a 475-acre marine camping park with five miles of saltwater beach shoreline providing magnificent views of the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle skyline. The park is only reachable by tour boat or private boat. Indian-style salmon dinners and demonstrations of Northwest Indian dancing are offered at Tillicum Village, a concession on the island.
  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
Two picnic shelters with a fire circle for groups of 100 people or less. No electricity is available. Fires are permitted only in designated fire circles at individual campsites. Barbeque grills are located in the day-use area.

Activities
Trails
  • 7.5 miles of bike trails
  • 8 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
  • 1500-feet of moorage
  • Boating
  • Clamming
  • Crabbing
  • Diving
  • Saltwater fishing
Other Activities & Features
  • 49 fire circles
  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Interpretive activities
  • Mountain biking
  • Two sheltered fire circles
  • Two horseshoe pits
  • Volleyball field
  • Wildlife viewing
Interpretive Opportunities
The history of the Trimble estate appears on a sign at the site of the former Trimble mansion. Blake Island was once the private preserve of the William Pitt Trimble family. Native plants are interpreted in signage on the nature trail.
Guided beach walks lead by the Seattle Aquarium in the months of May, June and July. Check our calendar for actual dates and times.
 
Additional Information
  • Tillicum Village, a concession on the island, sponsors salmon dinners and Northwest Indian dancing. For reservations / information, call Argosy Cruises 206-623-1445.
  • Firewood gathering is not permitted on the island.
  • 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.