Illahee State Park

illahee-state-park-1Illahee 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 water sports. 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. The beach provides great views of Puget Sound.
Many visitors enjoy the access to the ocean, fishing, boating, swimming, diving, waterskiing, crabbing, clamming, and digging for oysters. Facilities include 20 campsites, and one RV site with full utility hookups. Kitchen shelters are available at the picnic area. A half-mile nature trail offers some insight on the area ecology. Horseshoe pits, a softball field, a playground, and a volleyball court are available.
Park hours/updates:
Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk.
Winter: Closed Sept 13, reopens April 20.
Illahee State Park
3540 NE Bahia Vista Drive
Bremerton, Washington   98310
Phone: 360-478-6460

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