Illahee State Park

Illahee State Park is a 75-acre marine camping park with 1,785-feet of saltwater frontage on Port Orchard Bay. Illahee means earth or country in the Indian tradition, and views of Puget Sound from the Illahee beach give the viewer a sense of what that word meant to native people. The park has plenty of parking space, lots of fresh air, facilities for a number of outdoor activities, and access to a variety of watersports. The park features a veterans' war memorial and the last stand of old-growth timber in Kitsap County. One of the largest yew trees in the nation grows in this park.

Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.

  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
The park provides four reservable picnic shelters with electricity, plus 90 additional unsheltered picnic sites. To reserve kitchen shelters, call the park at 360-478-6460. Picnic sites are available first come, first served. Day-use groups of 20 or more are required to register and pay the applicable fees.

  • 0.5 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
  • 356-feet of moorage
  • 360-feet of dock
  • Boating
  • Clamming
  • Crabbing
  • Diving
  • One boat ramp
  • Oysters
  • Personal watercraft
  • Saltwater fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water skiing
Other Activities & Features
  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Softball field
  • Three horseshoe pits
  • Two volleyball fields
  • Wildlife viewing
Interpretive Opportunities
A veterans' war memorial is located in the park. Several interpretive displays are available that explain park features such as stilted trees, a Works Progress Administration-built kitchen shelter, totem garden, yew tree, and the pier.

Additional Information

  • The park provides a children's play area.
  • Other activities available include geocaching and metal detecting.
  • 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.