Kitsap Memorial State Park RV & Campground Guide
The Kitsap Memorial State Park sits on the northwest shore of the Kitsap Peninsula. The park looks out over the Hood Canal, a 68-mile saltwater fjord. It's less than 30 miles from Seattle but takes 90 minutes to get there because of the ferry across Puget Sound. An overland route from Tacoma takes less than one hour. Despite its proximity to the rainforests that are on the Olympic Peninsula, Kitsap Memorial State Park only receives about 40 inches of rainfall annually.
RV Resorts & Campsites in Kitsap Memorial State Park
RVing offers a comfortable and convenient way to explore all the natural wonders this region has to offer. If you're not an owner, you can easily rent an RV from RVshare.
Kitsap Memorial State Park Campground
In addition to tent sites, the Kitsap Memorial State Park Campground offers three partial and 15 full hookup sites. The campground has restrooms, showers, access to hiking trails, a playground, a beach with swimming, and canoe access to the Hood Canal. Partial hookup sites begin at $30/night in winter and $35/night in peak season. Full hookup sites start at $35/night in winter and $40/night in peak season.
Eagle Tree RV Park
Eagle Tree RV Park is a secluded campground surrounded by tall trees. The spacious sites provide 30- or 50-amp service, free Wi-Fi, and free cable. Pets are welcome. Spaces start at $43.85/night with discounts for Good Sam and Escapee members with cards. Other amenities include laundry facilities clubhouse with kitchen and book exchange.
Fay Bainbridge Park Campground
This 17-acre park on the shore of the Puget Sound offers RV camping with partial hookups. Amenities at Fay Bainbridge Park Campground include showers, restrooms, a playground, a horseshoe pit, and a volleyball court. Sites are $40/night.
Cove RV Park & Country Store
About a 30-mile drive from Kitsap Memorial State Park, Cove RV Park & Country Store is a cozy park that offers full hookup RV spots. Cable TV and Wi-Fi are also available. The on-site country store carries groceries, beer and wine, fishing tackle and bait, crab and shrimp pots, propane, firewood, and other camping necessities. RV sites start at $39/night. When you just feel like relaxing, you'll love using the campfire rings and picnic tables.
RV Rentals Near Kitsap Memorial State Park
Nearby RV Rentals
What to Do at
Kitsap Memorial State Park
Inside Kitsap Memorial State Park
The park includes 1,797 feet of saltwater shoreline, offering opportunities to go clamming, crabbing, oyster harvesting, swimming, diving, and saltwater fishing. Other recreational activities include two fields that are perfect for throwing a frisbee, playing croquet, kite flying, and tossing a ball around. The Log Hall is a quaint building in Kitsap Memorial State Park that is a popular venue for weddings and other celebrations.
Outside Kitsap Memorial State Park
Kitsap Peninsula and the nearby Olympic Peninsula exhibit a variety of habitats in a relatively small area. From forests to beaches that see very little rain, there is plenty for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. The bounty of the ocean often takes center stage, and you'll find plenty of opportunities to eat seafood harvested that day or even go out and catch your own.
Paella Bar is open for lunch, dinner, and late-night dining. In addition to paella, you can order fresh seafood options like sea bass skewers or tuna carpaccio, tapas such as bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese, and entrees like vegetarian eggplant rotini. You can also enjoy sangria and other wines or something from the full bar.
Type: Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian
Location: 19006 Front Street NE, Poulsbo, WA
Open for lunch and dinner, Burrata Bistro serves appetizers, salads, soups, and a large variety of entrees, including two different types of lasagna. For seafood lovers, you can enjoy clams, calamari, or the fresh catch-of-the-day, among other offerings from the ocean.
Type: Italian, Vegetarian
Location: 19006 Front Street, Ste#100, Poulsbo, WA
Punjab Indian Cuisine offers fine Indian food for lunch and dinner. They have many vegetarian and vegan options, as well as gluten-free items. You can enjoy samosas, korma, naan bread, and many more Indian specialties, and you can adjust your meal to your preferred level of spiciness.
Location: 18791 State Highway 305 NE Unit 2, Poulsbo, WA
Coffee is almost synonymous with the Pacific Northwest, and Hot Shots Java won't let you down. They purchase organic, fair-trade beans and use a local roaster. In addition to the breakfast and lunch menu, they offer ice cream and sherbet. Many come back for the espresso milkshakes.
Type: Quick bites, Cafe
Location: 18881 Front St NE Ste B, Poulsbo, WA
Not your average grocery store, Central Market Poulsbo is a destination food store. In addition to fresh produce and other grocery staples, you'll find a fish market, fresh sushi, and fine wine and cheeses. Hot food is prepared on-site and you can watch the tortilla machine press balls of dough into fresh regular or whole wheat tortillas.
Location: 20148 10th Ave NE, Poulsbo, WA
Chocolate lovers will delight in Boehm's Chocolates of Poulsbo. You'll find traditional American favorites as well as European specialties in dark and milk chocolate, or a combination of both. Bagged candies are also available, including chocolate-covered gummy bears, red and black licorice, and candied fruits.
Location: 18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo, WA
The Poulsbo Marine Science Center is a free aquarium that is under the umbrella of Western Washington University. They are dedicated to inspiring a deeper appreciation and understanding of the marine world. School groups, families, and learners of all ages are welcome.
Location: 18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo, WA
Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park
Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park is a Poulsbo city park that covers 1.75 acres. It offers restrooms, picnic areas, and spectacular views of Liberty Bay and the Olympic Mountains. You can also take the pedestrian boardwalk to American Legion Park.
Location: 18809 Anderson Pkwy Downtown Waterfront, Poulsbo, WA
Olympic National Park houses several distinct ecosystems, including glacial mountains, old-growth temperate rain forests, and miles of wild coastline. You can enjoy boating, hiking, fishing, tide-pooling, and wildlife viewing. The park hosts ranger-led programs for kids and adults as well as night sky programs. The Hoh Rain Forest, which lies within Olympic National Park, sees an average of 140 inches of rainfall annually. Two short hiking loops will take you through an old-growth forest. You can also hike the 18.5-mile Hoh River Trail.
Location: 3002 Mount Angeles Road, Port Angeles, WA
How to Get to
Kitsap Memorial State Park
The state park is located just off Washington Route 3, five miles south of the Hood Canal Bridge. From Tacoma, take Route 16 and then merge onto Route 3. Turn left onto NE Park Street and follow that to Kitsap Memorial State Park. From Seattle, the most direct route is to take Madison St and then Alaskan Way toward the Seattle - Bainbridge Ferry. Turn right into the Ferry Waiting Zone, left onto Seattle Ferry Terminal, and right onto Washington Route 305. Take the Seattle - Bainbridge Ferry to Bainbridge Island, then continue on Washington Route 305 and merge onto Washington Route 3. Turn left onto NE Park St and follow that to the park
Entering Kitsap Memorial State Park
The park is open from 8 a.m. until dusk, year-round. You must have a Discover Pass for day-use, and Kitsap Memorial State Park does have an on-site automated pay station.
Day-use Fee : $10