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Belfair State Park
Wetlands, pebble beaches, tidal flats and salmon runs are the stuff that Puget Sound is made of. You will find those features and more at Belfair State Park.
Located on Hood Canal between Shelton and Bremerton, the park's gentle breezes offer ideal conditions for kite-flying, windsurfing and kicking back on a warm summer day. Anglers can choose from fresh and saltwater fishing, and kayakers can push off onto the Cascadia Marine Trail and explore the Puget Sound waterways.
Regular summer interpretive programs, grass fields, warm waters and a playground will occupy the shortest attention spans, and the park's cozy cabins ensure a mellow evening time.
Those who have tents or RVs will find ample camping, but during the summer, you won't have the park to yourself. Whether you're a solo canoeist out for a paddle or a family of four in a camper, you're sure to make new friends and memories at Belfair State Park.
Belfair State Park is a 94-acre, year-round camping park on 3,720 feet of saltwater shoreline at the southern end of Hood Canal in western Washington.
Automated pay stations: This park is equipped with automated pay stations for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass.
- Picnic area
- Walking trail
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Picnic & day-use facilities
The park has two picnic shelters with no electricity, available first come, first served. Groups of 50 people or more need to contact the park at (360) 275-0668 about group accommodations and activities.
The park has two sheltered and 130 unsheltered picnic tables. Braziers and ADA picnic tables are available. The day-use area is very level and has ADA restroom facilities and beach access.
There is a large playing field for sports, and a play area for children is nearby. The warm waters and fine gravel beaches of this Hood Canal park are ideally suited for swimming, snorkeling, wind surfing, kayaking and other water activities.
Water activities & features
- Fishing (freshwater/saltwater)
- Oyster harvesting
Other activities & features
- Beach exploration
- Bird watching
- If you need your daily caffine fix, great espresso is not far away! Christeen's Coffee Cabin is located across from the entrance to the park. They are open seven days a week, 5 a.m. tp 5 p.m. on weekdays, Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop in for your favorite drink or try something new! You can also follow Christeens Coffee Cabin on Facebook.
- One multi-purpose grass area may be used for softball, soccer or football. The park is situated on the warm saltwater beaches of Hood Canal. A bathhouse is nearby. An open field near Hood Canal is popular for kite flying.
- A state fishing license is required to fish Big Mission and Little Mission creeks, and a state saltwater license is is required for crab and shellfish harvesting and fishing. Shellfish regulations change periodically, so it is encouraged that you check the most recent updates before collecting shellfish.
- The Department of Natural Resources Tahuya Multiple Use Area is nearby, with trails for motorcycles, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and off-road vehicles. There are several golf courses in the area.
- Gathering firewood is not allowed, but firewood is for sale in the park.
- 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).
Campsite informationThe park has 90 standard campsites, 41 full-hookup sites, two primitive sites, one marine trail site, three restrooms (two ADA), eight showers (two ADA) and one dump station.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.
The park has three camp loops.
The main loop is open year round for reservations. It has 15 full-hookup sites, 34 standard sites and three primitive sites. Maximum site length is 60 feet (limited availability).
The beach loop is open year around for reservations. It has 28 full-hookup sites and 17 standard sites. Maximum site length is 60 feet (limited availability).
The tree loop, open May 15 - Sept. 15 for reservations, has 56 campsites. Tree loop has a vehicle size restriction and cannot accommodate RV s over 18 feet, including trailers and motor homes. Important: Only one vehicle allowed at the campsite. All other vehicles must park in overflow parking areas provided.
The park has one campsite that is part of the Cascadia Marine Trail. It is available to wind/human powered beachable watercraft on a first-come, first-served basis. The site has picnic table and a fire ring.