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.
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.
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 (888-226-7688).
1 mile of biking trails
1 mile of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
650-feet of dock
682-feet of moorage
Other Activities & Features
Two fire circles
Two horseshoe pits
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.
Located Mason County on Puget Sound, Jarrell Cove offers 14 moorage buoys and 650 feet of moorage and dock space.
Moorage fees are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m. Daily and annual permits are available. For more information, call (360) 902-8844.
Latitude: 47º 16' 54.99" N (47.2819) Longitude: 122º 53' 12.98" W (-122.8869)
This facility is open year-around, 24 hours a day. There is no floating dock available. You will encounter a Sani-sailor pumpout at this facility. A slip is available for pumpout usage. Access to this pumpout is limited to vessels with a length of no more than 40-feet. There is a stationary pumpout. The stationary pumpout is located on the dock.
Latitude: 47° 17' 3.06" (47.2841845993833) Longitude: 122° 53' 9.56" (-122.885988)
Jarrell's Cove Marina is a private marina with a public accessible pumpout. This facility is open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Fuel and pumpout by appointment for the remaining of the year. Hours of operation are Monday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. This facility has a floating dock available year-around. There is a fee for using this pumpout. You will encounter a Keco Pump-A-Head pumpout at this facility. A slip is available for pumpout usage. Access to this pumpout is limited to vessels with a length of no more than 100-feet. There is a stationary pumpout. The stationary pumpout is located on the fuel dock. There is a wand available on the pump ahead.
Jarrell Cove State Park has 22 tent spaces, one restroom, and one shower. There is one ADA accessible campsite, (site number 11) and four tent spaces (sites number 1,3,4 & 8) that are reservable. Other tent sites are first come, first served. Maximum site length is 34-feet (limited availability). There is one Cascadia Marine Trail site available to wind/human powered beachable watercrafts, on a first-come, first-served basis. The group camp and kitchen shelters are also reservable.
Some of the park's campsites are above the entrance dock near the shoreline and some are in a grassy area in the center of the park.
A walk-in group camp with a kitchen shelter is available, accommodating up to 45 people. Reservations can be made online. A restroom is nearby in the park. Fees vary with size of the group.
Reservations & Fees
Reservations can be made online or by calling 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688). For fee information, check out our camping rates page.
Services & Supplies
For all visitor services, Jarrell Cove Marina is just across the cove.