Manchester State Park RV & Campground Guide


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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Spring 41-64 F
Summer 69-79 F
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. 

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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. 

Manchester State Park Per vehicle (1-4 passengers) : $10.0

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].

Frequently Asked Questions About Manchester State Park

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

Manchester State Park is a beautiful place to visit any time of year. In the spring, the flowers bloom, and the trees are just starting to green up. Summer is the perfect time for swimming, hiking, and camping.

What is the climate of Manchester State Park?

The climate of Manchester State Park is humid continental. The park experiences four distinct seasons, with warm summers and cold winters. The annual average temperature during the summer months is around 21°C, while that of winter drops to 7°C.

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

Manchester State Park is home to an abundance of wildlife. Visitors can find everything from towering trees to delicate wildflowers. The park is home to foxes, black bears, deer, ospreys, and various mammals and reptiles.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Manchester State Park?

The park has several RV camping spots that offer hookups for water and electricity. There are also a few fire pits around the RV camping area for a campfire under the stars.

Are pets allowed at Manchester State Park?

While the park allows pets, some restrictions are in place to help protect wildlife. Pets must be on a leash, and owners are responsible for cleaning up waste. In addition, pets are not allowed on hiking trails or beaches.