Manchester State Park RV & Campground Guide

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The Manchester State Park covers 111 acres and boasts a shoreline that spans 3,400 feet. The park was first constructed as a U.S. artillery defense post for the protection of Bremerton. It would later be converted to a Navy fuel supply depot during WWII. In addition to being a coveted wedding spot, the park has two miles of hiking trails spread across the property. There is also plenty of camping area for your RV. Nearby cities include Redmond, Tacoma, and Kent.

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Fall 44-60 F
Winter 35-46 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Manchester State Park

Manchester State Park has enough attractions to engage you during your trip. However, you can take the opportunity to visit campgrounds around the area as well. Having an RV makes hopping from one campground to the next a little easier. You can rent one that suits you from RVshare. Here are some of the campgrounds near Manchester State Park that you should check out.

Lake Pleasant RV Park

Lake Pleasant offers a change of scenery for those looking for something different. The campground is only an hour away from Manchester State Park, and the campsite features scenic views with a beautiful lake. Lake Pleasant is open every day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can make it your temporary home for just $52 a day. Features of the park include:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Dump station
  • No pet restrictions
  • Playground
  • Restroom, showers, and laundry
  • Self-service RV wash
  • Full hookups

Gig Harbor RV Resort

This wonderful campground is located in Burnham. It only takes 30 minutes to drive from Manchester State Park to the campground. Gig Harbor RV Resort sits on a hillside property with a great view of the mature trees around. The campground is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, you can make reservations if you plan to arrive late. Some of the amenities offered include:

  • Laundry room
  • Full hookups for around $58/day
  • A playground for the kids
  • Free personal mailbox
  • Propane gas

Cedar Glen RV Park

This 26-acre property provides a relaxing environment with a stunning view of the Olympic Mountain range. Its strategic location means that you are always just minutes away from historic parks and marinas. It is only 33 miles from Manchester State Park; you can get there in 40 minutes or even faster if you use the ferries. Cedar Glen RV Park is open every day except on weekends and public holidays. The amenities provided include:

  • Full hookups with daily rates of $50 plus tax
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Modern showers and restrooms
  • 30- and 50-amp electricity

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What to Do at
Manchester State Park

Inside Manchester State Park

Manchester State Park's crown jewel is the impressive shoreline on the Kitsap Peninsula, but there are hidden gems scattered all over the park if you are willing to explore. You can rent or bring a watercraft to the park, and you can explore the two-mile loop trail with a great beach view. For those who enjoy fishing, the Rich Passage shoreline is a great place to hone your skills. You can take part in volleyball or badminton or opt for something more relaxing, such as bird-watching. The native Washington birds you can expect to observe include eagles, owls, and hawks. 

Outside Manchester State Park

If it's your first time in Kitsap County, you might be interested in seeing more than just the park. Here just a few of the things you should consider crossing off your bucket list:

Restaurants

Veneto Italian Restaurant

After spending some time in your RV, you will be craving some delicious food. The Veneto Italian Restaurant is less than 30 minutes from Manchester State Park. The Veneto serves seafood, pasta, and other Italian favorites.

Type: Italian

Location: 9468 Silverdale Way, Silverdale, WA 98383

The Oak Table Cafe

This restaurant specializes in breakfast and lunches. Some foods to try from the breakfast menu include pancakes, egg entrees, and French omelets. The lunch menu features grilled chicken sandwiches, gourmet burgers, and a selection of salads.

Type: American, Diner

Location: 3290 Mt Vintage Way, Silverdale, WA 98383

Family Thai Cuisine

Family Thai Cuisine is a cozy spot found in a shopping center. It is one of the most frequented Thai food restaurants in the area. For those who can't dine in, you can place your order online.

Type: Thai

Location: 9601, Mickelberry Road, Silverdale, WA 98383

Hops n Drops

Hops n Drops is the ideal spot to meet with some old friends and share a cold one. The establishment prides itself on being the neighborhood gathering spot. Good food, drinks, and conversation are often welcome after being on the road. You can order sandwiches, burgers, or a cocktail.

Type: Bar, American

Location: 3171 Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale, WA 98383

Mehfil Indian Cuisine

Craving for some Indian food? Mehfil is where you want to be. Stop by for salads, soups, chicken masala, and other tasty Indian dishes. If you are in a rush, you can take advantage of their curbside delivery and grab something to eat on the road.

Type: Indian

Location: 10600 Silverdale Way, Silverdale, WA 98383

Shopping

Kitsap Mall

Whether you are running low on stock or just itching for some shopping, Kitsap Mall has it all. Kitsap is only 30 minutes away from Manchester State Park.

Location: 10315 Silverdale Way, Silverdale, WA 98383

Silverdale Plaza

Running out of the basics? Silverdale Plaza houses different shops and a mall. It is open daily.

Location: 2890 Bucklin Hill Road, Silverdale, WA 98383.

Perry Avenue Mall

This mall is a local hotspot. With lounges, bars, and cafes, you can do more than just shopping. The doors are open every day.

Location: 2901 Perry Avenue #11, Bremerton, WA 98310

Sightseeing

Tillicum Village

Tillicum Village is located on Blake Island off the shore of Seattle. It is accessible by boat from Port Orchard. Visitors flock to the tiny island for the cultural and historical experience. You can register for a Tillicum excursion and experience authentic Native American cultures and food. 

Location: Port Orchard, WA 98366

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

If you enjoy a good art exhibition, then the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is a must-see. The museum has a healthy collection of art in various mediums, including paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and fiberglass.

Location: 550 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Kids Discovery Museum

Kids can sometimes get restless. Fortunately, there is plenty of fun for the little ones at the Kids Discovery Museum. They will learn, play, and experiment. You can buy your kids something at the store to remember the occasion.

Location: 301 Ravine Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

USS Turner Joy Museum

This ship turned museum was formerly a fully operational United States Navy Destroyer. It weighs 2 tons and is over 400 feet long. The warship was commissioned in 1959 and played a crucial part in the Vietnam War.

Location: 300 Washington Beach Ave., Bremerton, WA 98337

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How to Get to
Manchester State Park

Manchester State Park is precisely 5.4 miles from Port Orchard. From there, you can drive north to Sidney Avenue. Take a right turn onto Bay Street and then another right after the KFC. Continue going straight on Beach Drive. Take a right onto E Hillsdale Road and keep going that direction. You will find the park at the end of the road.

Entering Manchester State Park

Manchester State Park is open daily from 8 a.m. to dusk. A Discover Pass is required for day-use activities. 

Per vehicle (1-4 passengers) : $10

Hopefully, this guide helps you find your way around Manchester State Park and the surrounding area. With so many things to do, there won't be a dull moment. Post about your experience on social media and don't forget to tag RVshare. You can also send photos, travel tips, and other info to [email protected]