Illahee State Park RV & Campground Guide


The Illahee State Park is located between Bainbridge Island and Bremerton on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington state. This is an 86-acre marine camping park that is located on a beachfront on Port Orchard Bay. It is home to a dense forest that is filled with gorgeous hiking trails, camping opportunities, and the largest yew trees in the country. Visitors can enjoy shellfish harvesting, fishing, swimming, diving, or water skiing in this park. It is in proximity to Seattle, Mercer Island, and Shoreline.

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Spring 38-65 F
Summer 51-76 F
Fall 38-71 F
Winter 35-49 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Illahee State Park

You can easily make your next state park trip a memorable one if you rent an RV. An RV will let you take your family on a comfortable trip. Moreover, if you rent an RV, you will be able to make your holiday experience an enjoyable one while visiting state parks in style. Rent an RV from RVshare.com and take an enjoyable trip to Illahee State Park with your family.

Illahee State Park RV Park and Campground

Illahee State Park RV Park and Campground is home to 25 RV sites. You will find this park and campground in Port Orchard Bay near a prime beachfront. What's amazing about these RV sites is that each one comes with full hookups, a fire ring, a picnic table, and ample shade for some quality time with your family. Moreover, these RV sites also come with dumping stations, fresh drinking water, toilets, and hot shower facilities.

If you want to enjoy outdoor activities, you should know that this RV park offers hiking, picnicking, boating, biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and wildlife-watching tours. You can take advantage of the guided tours for the exploration of local historic sites. All the trails are well-preserved, and you can also take your pets with you. The average nightly rate ranges from $20 to $35.

  • Electrical hookup: 50/30/20 amp

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Picnic tables: Yes

  • Pets allowed: Yes

  • Alcoholic beverages: No

  • Open fires: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

Manchester State Park RV Park and Campground

Manchester State Park RV Park and Campground is in proximity to Illahee State Park. It is located in Port Orchard and offers 50 well-kept RV sites. The sites are covered with bushes and trees, offering ample privacy for families. The management staff is quite friendly, and there are hundreds of different things that you can enjoy at this park. The park also offers tokens for hot showers, and there is a laundry room for visitors. You're sure to enjoy relaxing by the beach and watching a serene sunset with your family. The nightly rates vary from $35 to $45.

  • Electrical hookup: 30/20/15 amp

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Picnic tables: Yes

  • Pets allowed: Yes

  • Alcoholic beverages: No

  • Open fires: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

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What to Do at
Illahee State Park

Inside Illahee State Park

This 82-acre marine camping park is home to a wide array of land-based and water-based activities for families. There are hiking trails that offer some of the best wildlife watching experiences in the area. The 360-foot-long dock allows for watercraft launching and amazing boating tours with the family. You can also opt for bird-watching tours, geocaching, diving, crabbing, shellfish harvesting, and swimming in the water. 

Outside Illahee State Park

There are hundreds of shops that you can visit with your family outside Illahee State Park. You can also bring your family to various restaurants that offer amazing meals. In addition, you can find great shops and many fun attractions to visit. 


Bay Street Bistro

Bay Street Bistro is one of the closest restaurants to Illahee State Park. This is a vegetarian-friendly restaurant that offers delicious American and Mediterranean dishes at affordable prices. The ambiance is extremely friendly, and so is the staff.

Type: American, Mediterranean

Location: 834 Bay St, Suite 110, Port Orchard, WA 98366

Hi-Lo's 15th Street Café

Hi-Lo's 15th Street Café is ideal for you if you are craving gluten-free and organic breakfast, lunch, or dinner options. This is yet another vegetarian-friendly restaurant that offers 100% organic and farm-grown ingredients. Moreover, the meals are reasonably priced, and the service is pretty quick as compared to other cafes in town.

Type: American, Café, Diner

Location: 2720 15th St, Bremerton, WA 98312

Boat Shed Restaurant

Boat Shed Restaurant is an excellent seafood restaurant that is located near the bay. It offers a cozy and elegant ambiance. There are vegan-friendly options, local cuisine, ice-cold beer, and fresh seafood options at an affordable price.

Type: American, Seafood

Location: 101 Shore Dr, Bremerton, WA 98310


Port Orchard Public Market

Port Orchard Public Market is not just a public market; it also has an amazing cafeteria where you can rest and relax after an exhausting day. This public market offers everything from garments to electrical accessories to modern gadgets at affordable prices. Keep in mind that it may be packed during the summer season as a lot of people make their way toward Port Orchard.

Location: 715 Bay St, Port Orchard, WA 98366

Olde Central Antique Mall

The Olde Central Antique Mall is the perfect shopping place for you if you are interested in collecting antique items for your collection. This is home to some of the finest items available in the region and also offers a certificate of validity and authenticity for expensive antique items.

Location: 801 Bay St, Port Orchard, WA 98366

Gazebo Florist & Gifts

Gazebo Florist & Gifts is a "mom and pop" store with flowers and gifts available for your trip to Illahee State Park. You can stop at this shop and purchase amazing souvenirs for your friends and family back home. You can also buy things for yourself that will remind you of your amazing RV trip.

Location: 730 Bay St, Port Orchard, WA 98366


Puget Sound Navy Museum

If you are interested in military museums, the Puget Sound Navy Museum will be a fun place for you. It offers free admission for everyone and lets you explore the local naval history of the area in detail. The tours are guided by passionate veterans who will make your visit a memorable one.

Location: 251 1st St, Bremerton, WA 98337

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is home to contemporary art and craft exhibits showcasing the Puget Sound region. You can walk around the gallery and discover the masterpieces from local artists. The tours are free of charge.

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

Bremerton Bug Museum

The Bremerton Bug Museum may sound like an odd choice, but it is worth a visit. This is truly a unique Bremerton experience that you can enjoy with your family. The kids can explore and learn more about the different kinds of bugs found around the state. Moreover, there are guided tours to give you an immersive experience. You can stay in the cafeteria and enjoy a cold beverage as your family goes around the museum learning more about the bugs.

Location: 1118 Charleston Beach Rd W, Bremerton, WA 98312

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How to Get to
Illahee State Park

This park is located approximately 3 miles north of Bremerton on the Kitsap Peninsula in Kitsap County. If you are driving your RV from the north or the south on Highway 3, you need to take the East Bremerton Exit at the end of Silverdale. Once you take the exit, you will need to keep driving down Sylvan Road for another 7.5 miles. Then, you take a left, and you will find the park entrance about 1.5 miles from the main Sylvan Road.

Entering Illahee State Park

The park is open throughout the year. Day-use hours run from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. You will need a Discover Pass to enter any state park in Washington, including Illahee State Park. 

Illahee State Park Discover Pass (Annual) : $30.0

Illahee State Park Discover Pass (One-Day) : $10.0

Illahee State Park offers a multitude of fun water-based activities for your family. You can take advantage of tours to learn about the area, or you can go explore your surroundings and all the wildlife and sightseeing options available. Be sure to take pictures with your family and post them to social media. Don't forget to tag RVshare in your posts. You can also send pictures and travel tips to [email protected] The site may even feature your pictures in its next blog.

Frequently Asked Questions About Illahee State Park

Are there designated RV camping spots in Illahee State Park?

Illahee State Park boasts a peaceful campground near the water with 25 designated RV campsites. All of the park's RV sites feature full hookups. The campground also has an on-site dump station.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Illahee State Park?

Illahee State Park is an excellent place to observe marine wildlife such as crabs, clams, mussels, seals, sea cucumbers, oysters, starfish, and whales. On the land, you may spot include coyotes, foxes, bears, owls, and otters.

Are pets allowed at Illahee State Park?

Pets are permitted in the beach area as well as the rest of Illahee State Park for no extra fee. If you bring your pets, you'll need to clean up after them and keep them leashed at all times.

What is the climate of Illahee State Park?

Illahee State Park is typically cool and wet throughout most of the year. There is lots of rain between October and March, and the summers rarely get much warmer than 75 degrees. The winters hover between 35 and 49 degrees.

What is the best time of year to visit Illahee State Park?

You'll usually have the best experience visiting the park between May and September. These months should be warm enough to be comfortable, and the odds of getting drenched by rain will be slim.