Jarrell Cove State Park RV & Campground Guide


Located on Harstine Island in Puget Sound, Jarrell Cove State Park covers just 35 acres that are accessible only by boat or bridge. However, this small park will charm your senses in every way. You'll enjoy the salt breeze blowing in against your skin as you gaze at the colorful plants. The smell of campfires at night will be delightful as you prepare your fresh-caught seafood. During the day, you can take advantage of the swimming and diving opportunities. This Puget Sound park is located about 91 miles southwest of Seattle, 16 miles northeast of Shelton, and five miles northeast of Graham Point. 

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Spring 41-60 F
Summer 51-73 F
Fall 45-67 F
Winter 37-45 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Jarrell Cove State Park

You'll want to bring your RV as you journey through the Pacific Northwest. That way, you'll be comfortable even as you're surrounded by nature throughout the day and night. Get a rental on RVshare.com if you do not have your own camper.

Potlatch State Park

When you stay at Potlatch State Park, you can camp under the tall trees on the Hood Canal’s bank. You can go clam digging, crab trapping, or oyster harvesting at this park, which is 25 miles northwest of Jarrell Cove. Rates start at $12 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Four moorage buoys, summer amphitheater programs

Malaney Creek Farms

Malaney Creek Farms is just outside Harstine Island. Here, you can go foraging, help with farm chores, and explore the trails. Camping rates start at $35 per night.

  • Water hookup: No

  • Electrical hookup: No

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Foraging, farm chores

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What to Do at
Jarrell Cove State Park

Inside Jarrell Cove State Park

While Jarrell Cove State Park may be small, there's plenty to explore here. Follow the 0.5-mile trail to get to the sandy beach to go swimming or ride your bike along the one-mile dedicated trail. Many people head here to go waterskiing or enjoy other water sports, like diving or sailboarding. There's also over 3,500 feet of shoreline for saltwater fishing at Jarrell Cove State Park. 

Outside Jarrell Cove State Park

This part of the Puget Sound area offers many adventures. You may want to visit the five other properties managed by the staff at this park. When you want to go shopping or get some food, the communities of Union and Shelton are both within 25 miles of Jarrell Cove. 


The Restaurant at Alderbrook

At The Restaurant at Alderbrook, you can dine on brunch or dinner while enjoying beautiful views of the Hood Canal. Seafood and steaks are both featured on the nightly menu.

Type: American

Location: 10 E Alderbrook Dr, Union, WA 98592

Big Bubba’s Burgers

Diners have been coming to Big Bubba’s Burgers for hamburgers, fries, onion rings, shakes, and more since 1966.

Type: American

Location: 18471 E St Rt 3, Allyn, WA 98524

Lennard K's Boat House

Steaks, chicken and seafood are available at Lennard K's Boat House. They also make delicious fresh salads.

Type: American

Location: 18340 E St Rt 3, Allyn, WA 98524

Spencer Lake Bar & Grill

Spencer Lake Bar & Grill has been delighting customers since 1949. Here, you can enjoy outside dining beachfront on Spencer Lake or eat in the cozy dining room. Choose from a broad menu for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Type: American

Location: 1180 E Pickering Rd, Shelton, WA 98584


Alderbrook Golf Club Store

When you visit Alderbrook Golf Club Store, you can select a golfing wardrobe or pick up golf accessories before trying your luck on the 18-hole public golf course.

Location: 330 E Country Club Dr, Union, WA 98592

Cameo Boutique & Wine Shop

Find women’s nautical clothing, fine wines, greeting cards, home décor and more at Cameo Boutique & Wine Shop.

Location: 6871 E ST RD 106, Union, WA 98592

Hunter Farms

Want to stock up on locally grown produce and meat? Head to Hunter Farms. Before you leave, stop and say hi to the farm animals at this farm that has belonged to the same family for seven generations.

Location: 1921 E ST RD 106, Union, WA 98592

Scott McLendon’s Hardware

If you need to make some repairs while you are camping, check out Scott McLendon’s Hardware. They will probably have the supplies that you need.

Location: 51 NE ST RT 300, Belfair, WA 98528


Harstine Island

Harstine Island offers more than just Jarrell Cove State Park. At Harstine Island State Park, there's a beach where you can go comb for shells.

Location: Shelton, WA

McMicken Island Marine State Park

Go fishing or crabbing or just relax at McMicken Island Marine State Park. Here, you can walk across the tombolo to reach Harstine Island during low tide. Shellfish are abundant throughout the year at this location. It is also a great spot to go birding, including watching bald eagles.

Location: Eastsound, WA

Stretch Point Island State Park

Covering 8 acres, Stretch Point Island State Park offers overnight mooring and a scenic island to explore.

Location: 780 E Eckert Rd, Grapeview, WA 98546

Eagle Island Marine State Park

Come to Eagle Island Marine State Park, which is located in Balch Passage between Anderson and McNeil Islands, to see seal pups playing on the sandy shore. You'll find them here from mid-April to October. There is also plenty of area for fishing, and you can enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Rainier.

Location: Anderson Island, WA

Great Washington State Birding Trail

The Great Washington State Birding Trail consists of seven loops where you can see a variety of Washington's birdlife. Get the map that shows where to go and the type of birds you are likely to see there. This park is part of the Puget Loop, where you are likely to see over 220 species of birds throughout the year.

Location: Shelton, WA

Little River Casino

Feeling lucky? Play your favorite table games or the slots at Little River Casino.

Location: 91 W St Rd 108, Shelton, WA 98584

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How to Get to
Jarrell Cove State Park

Jarrell Cove State Park is only accessible across a bridge or by boat. If you choose to go by road from Shelton, get on Washington 3 going northwest. You'll then turn right on East Pickering Street. Go straight to get on East Harstine Bridge Road. Turn left on East North Island Road. Finally, turn left on East Wingert Road. 

Entering Jarrell Cove State Park

Jarrell Cove State Park is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the winter and from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the summer. For day use, you'll need a Discover Pass, which you can purchase on-site.

Jarrell Cove State Park One Day Pass : $10.0

Jarrell Cove State Park Annual Pass : $30.0

The toughest decision you may have to make when visiting Jarrell Cove State Park is if you want to go by boat or road. Whichever option you choose, be sure to bring your sports equipment along because there are fantastic places to play badminton, horseshoes, cornhole, and more. You will also want to bring along your saltwater fishing gear. If you want to gather with a group, the amphitheater is perfect. After your trip, use social media to share your experiences at Jarrell Cove. While you're at it, please tag RVshare in your posts so that we can see what you and your friends have to say. Alternatively, you can send your pics and more via email to [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions About Jarrell Cove State Park

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

Stop by Jarrell Cove State Park in the summer to take full advantage of the 650 feet of moorage dock. Spend your camping trip boating, crabbing, saltwater fishing, swimming, birdwatching, and even waterskiing.

What is the climate of Jarrell Cove State Park?

Due to its proximity to the coast, Jarrell Cove State Park has a Mediterranean climate. Summers are warm and comfortable, while the winters are cool with a lot of precipitation. Washington is one of the country’s wettest states.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Jarrell Cove State Park?

There are 19 standard campsites and two partial-hookup sites at Jarrell Cove State Park. A total of six spots are available for reservation, while the rest are first-come, first-served. The campground has one restroom and one shower.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Jarrell Cove State Park and what is the cost?

Reservations can be completed online or by calling the park's office. Expect a $4.50 convenience fee if you register over the phone. There are additional fees and rates when renting the buoys and family sites.

Are pets allowed at Jarrell Cove State Park?

Pets are welcome if they're always leashed and kept under your control. However, they're not allowed to be let loose in the campground or on the trails. Pet owners are responsible for all their animal waste.