Hope Island Marine State Park - Mason County

Hope Island Marine State Park is a special place to those who live in the greater Olympia-Shelton-Hoodsport area. These communities share their treasure with the hope that visitors approach the island with a sense of wonder. 

The island can only be reached by watercraft – motorized, human- or wind-powered. Located near Hunter Point in Eld Inlet on Puget Sound, Hope Island’s terrain is made up of Douglas-fir, cedar, hemlock, alder and maple trees. A wealth of tasty shellfish draws bald eagles and great blue herons. The park is popular with human shellfish harvesters in season.

Beach walks and hiking trails allow for sightings of land-based wildlife too. Picnickers may enjoy their bounty in a historic orchard of fruit and nut trees, planted by early homesteaders a century ago. 

Needing an extra dose of Hope? Tie your boat at a mooring buoy or choose a primitive campsite and stay for the night in this special place.   

Park features


Hope Island Marine State Park is a 106-acre marine camping park in Mason County, on Puget Sound. This island is only accessible by boat and is blanketed by forest and saltwater marshes.

  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps

Picnic & day-use facilities


The park provides four unsheltered picnic tables for day-use visitors. Garbage must be packed out when picnickers leave. No open fires are permitted on the island. Water is not available, but two vault toilets are provided. Tables are available first come, first served.

Activities

Trails


  • 2 miles of hiking trails

Water activities & features


  • Clamming
  • Saltwater fishing

Other activities & features


  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching

Additional information


  • No fires are permitted at the park.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.