Jarrell Cove State Park

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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.

Park features

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.

Boating features

Located Mason County on Puget Sound, Jarrell Cove offers 14 moorage buoys and 650 feet of moorage and dock space

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Boat moorage

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.

Latitude: 47º 16' 54.99" N (47.2819)
Longitude: 122º 53' 12.98" W (-122.8869) Jarrell Cove Pumpout Thumbnail Opens in new window

Boat pumpout

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 Cove Marina Pumpout Thumbnail Opens in new windowJarrell'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.
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ADA amenities/facilities

  • Campsite

Use our interactive ADA recreation map to search for other state parks with ADA amenities and facilities. 

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 biking trails
  • 1 mile of hiking trails

Water activities & features

  • 650 feet of moorage dock
  • Boating
  • Crabbing
  • Diving
  • Fishing (saltwater)
  • Personal watercraft use
  • Swimming
  • Waterskiing

Other activities & features

  • Amphitheater
  • Badminton area
  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Fire circles (2)
  • Horseshoe pits (2)
  • Sailboarding
  • Volleyball field
  • Wildlife viewing

Additional information