Manchester State Park

Manchester State Park is a 111-acre camping park with 3,400 feet of saltwater shoreline on Rich Passage in Puget Sound. Nestled in woods of Fir and Maple, Bainbridge Island is visible from the beach.

Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.

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

ADA Amenities/Facilities

  • Campground

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities

The old brick torpedo warehouse is a large reservable picnic shelter and there are two small reservable picnic shelters available at the park. Thirty-six unsheltered picnic tables are available first come, first served. Most of the picnic sites have braziers.



  • 1.9 miles of hiking trails

Water Activities & Features

  • Boating
  • Diving
  • Saltwater fishing

Other Activities & Features

  • Bird watching
  • Horseshoe pit
  • Mountain biking
  • Volleyball field
  • Wildlife viewing


Additional Information

  • A volleyball net doubles as a badminton net.
  • Horseshoe players must supply their own horseshoes.
  • The beach is closed for shellfish harvesting.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Square Lake 
** This season Square Lake will remain open through October 21, 2016 **

Approximately 13 miles from Manchester State Park is Square Lake. It is a day-use area maintained by staff at Manchester State Park. It consists of 237 acres with access to Square Lake. This lake is suitable for small car top boats or small trailered boats that are human powered of use electric trolling motor. No overnight camping. Additional information for Square Lake includes:  

  • There are a few picnic tables & BBQ grills
  • Hiking trail
  • Vault toilet
  • No water
  • No garbage pickup- pack it in, pack it out
  • Unimproved gravel boat launch
  • Discover Pass required