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.
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
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
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.
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.
Location: 10 E Alderbrook Dr, Union, WA 98592
Diners have been coming to Big Bubba’s Burgers for hamburgers, fries, onion rings, shakes, and more since 1966.
Location: 18471 E St Rt 3, Allyn, WA 98524
Steaks, chicken and seafood are available at Lennard K's Boat House. They also make delicious fresh salads.
Location: 18340 E St Rt 3, Allyn, WA 98524
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.
Location: 1180 E Pickering Rd, Shelton, WA 98584
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Feeling lucky? Play your favorite table games or the slots at Little River Casino.
Location: 91 W St Rd 108, Shelton, WA 98584
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]