Illahee State Park is one of my favorite Seattle camping parks. It's well maintained and has spectacular scenic views of Puget Sound from the beach! It also has some nice (steep) hiking trails.
Illahee State Park is a 75-acre marine park with 1,785 feet of saltwater frontage on Port Orchard Bay. You'll like the views of Puget Sound from Illahee beach. The park has plenty of parking space, lots of fresh air, facilities for a number of outdoor activities and access to a variety of water sports.
The park provides three reservable kitchen shelters with electricity and one of them is available first-come, first-served. The campsites are suitable for tents or RV's less than 40-ft but no hookups are provided. Campsites are all first come, first served and therefore not reservable.
This state park is located three miles north of Bremerton on the Kitsap Peninsula in Kitsap County.
Another Tent/RV Site
You can reserve a campsite or yurt, pay with a credit or debit card and browse campsite availability maps and park facilities on
Washington State Parks' website. Reservations for group camps and day-use facilities may be made only by phone.
Washington State Parks Website - Illahee
From Seattle take the Seattle-Bremerton ferry. In Bremeton take Hwy 3 north. Take the East Bremerton exit at the north end of Silverdale. Follow road to Sylvan Way (about 7.5 miles). Take a left and drive to the park entrance (about 1.5 miles).
One of the largest yew trees in the nation is found here
A group picnic shelter with a view
A view northward from Illahee beach
Park sign gives an idea of the types of fishing found here
Sports field near the camping area
A very nice playground for the kids
Happy Seattle camping!
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