Jarrell Cove State Park

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Accessible only by bridge or by boat, Jarrell Cove State Park is a sensory extravaganza, with a chorus of bird calls, saltwater and conifer smells, dense tree stands and opal-colored water all around. 

Enclosed by Puget Sound and surrounded by Case Inlet and Pickering Passage, this park on Harstine Island is a watery haven with excellent opportunities for swimming, diving and boating. An amphitheater, sports fields and camping make for entertainment and activities on terra-firma. The sound of a boat chugging up to a buoy, the smell of a campfire and the sight of kids playing volleyball create a patchwork of humans in harmony with nature.  

Whether you’re there for the peace or the sociability, a day or a weekend at Jarrell Cove will put a smile on your face long after you’re back to the grind. 

Park features

Jarrell Cove State Park is a 67-acre marine camping park with 3,500 feet of saltwater shoreline in the northwest of Harstine Island, in south Puget Sound. 

Jarrell Cove administers five other satellite parks, including Harstine Island, McMicken Island, Stretch Point, Eagle Island and Hope Island state parks. Harstine Island Marine State Park is a day-use park with beach access via a half-mile trail. It is a 2-mile drive from Jarrell Cove. The other satellite parks are accessible only by boat and offer buoys for moorage.
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Picnic & day-use facilities

The park provides two kitchen shelters without electricity, plus four sheltered, and 10 unsheltered picnic tables. To make a reservation for one of the kitchen shelters, visit online or call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.



  • 1 mile of biking trails
  • 1 mile of hiking trails

Water activities & features

  • 650-feet of dock
  • 682-feet of moorage
  • Boating
  • Clamming
  • Crabbing
  • Diving
  • Fishing (saltwater)
  • Oyster harvesting
  • Personal watercraft use
  • Swimming
  • Waterskiing

Other activities & features

  • Amphitheater
  • Badminton area
  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Fire circles (2)
  • Horseshoe pits (2)
  • Sailboarding
  • Volleyball field
  • Wildlife viewing

Additional information

  • Activity equipment is sparse and best supplied by the users.
  • 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.