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 portion of Harstine Island in South Puget Sound.

Jarrell Cove manages five other parks/properties, including Harstine Island, McMicken Island, Stretch Point, Eagle Island and Hope Island. Harstine Island is a day-use property with beach access via a half-mile trail. It is a 2-mile drive from Jarrell Cove. The other parks are accessible only by boat and offer buoys for moorage.

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  3. Camping
  4. History
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ADA amenities/facilities

  • Campsite

Use our interactive ADA recreation map to search for other state parks with ADA amenities and facilities. 

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.

Activities

Trails

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

Water activities & features

  • 650 feet of moorage dock
  • Boating
  • Crabbing
  • Diving
  • Fishing (saltwater)
  • 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