Kitsap Memorial State Park
Lovebirds, take heed! Kitsap Memorial State Park on Hood Canal is a popular spot for Washington couples heading to the altar.
The park's quaint hall hosts all types of weddings in summer, and the venue is often festooned with colors and themes. Kitsap Memorial's outdoor shelter provides a top-notch beachhead ceremony site, and the park's four cabins can be rented as lodging for out-of-town guests and for on-site wedding preparation. Camping and RV sites also are available.
You don't have to be in love to fall in love with Kitsap Memorial. Enjoy the journey over the Hood Canal Bridge, via Highway 3 or afloat on the Edmonds-Kingston Ferry. The park offers activities that include fishing and two playing fields for Frisbee, kite flying and croquet.
Proof that beautiful things come in small packages: this 62-acre park north of Poulsbo serves up inspiring sunrise and sunset views. On clear mornings, the east-facing Olympic Mountains reflect pink and orange. On warm summer evenings, their peaks are often cast in silhouette by the glowing red sky.
Whether you're planning your big day or looking for a simple day at the beach, this park could be your match.
Kitsap Memorial State Park is a 62-acre camping park with 1,797 feet of saltwater shoreline. Wedding day-use facilities are available for rent.
Automated pay station: This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass.
Use our interactive ADA recreation map to search for other state parks with ADA amenities and facilities.
Picnic & day-use facilities
The park has one kitchen shelter with electricity and one without, plus four sheltered and 20 unsheltered picnic tables. The Caterer's Kitchen Shelter has cooking tops and barbecue grills and may be reserved by calling the park at (360) 779-3205. Other facilities are first come, first served. The park has a 73-car parking capacity.
- 1.5 miles of hiking trails
Water activities & features
- Fishing (saltwater)
- Oyster harvesting
Other activities & features
- Beach exploration
- Bird watching
- Playfields (2)
- Volleyball field
- The park has two open grass fields suitable for Frisbees, croquet, kite flying and ball tossing.
- 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.
- Printable park brochure (PDF).
The closest boat launch is at Salisbury County Park, four miles north on SR 3. The park has two moorage buoys.
Moorage fees are charged year-round for mooring at docks, floats, and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Latitude: 47º 49' 1.2" N (47.817) Longitude: 122º 39' 13" W (-122.6536)
The park has 20 standard campsites, three partial-hookup sites, 15 full-hookup sites, three hiker/biker sites, four cabins, one restroom with showers and one ADA accessible restroom. Water and electric hookups are at sites 1 - 18. Reservations are available year round.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.
Reservations for group campsites may be made.
The four cabins at Kitsap Memorial have the added convenience of kitchenettes with mini refrigerators, and microwaves. Each cabin is 13-by-13-feet in size, and is furnished with a bunk bed that sleeps three and a futon that sleeps two. All cabins have electric heat, lights, locking doors, and are ADA accessible. Bathrooms and showers are nearby. Outside is a picnic table, fire pit, and water standpipe. Visitors should take along blankets and warm clothing as evenings can be cool. For more information, visit our cabins and yurts page.
Reservations & fees
In 1935, members of the Vinland Community Club selected the site of what is now Kitsap Memorial State Park for a community recreation area. With donations from private citizens, local clubs and businesses, they purchased the property in 1936 and began making necessary improvements. When the project became too costly in 1937, the site was deeded to Kitsap County. In November of 1949, the park was deeded to the state and became Kitsap Memorial State Park. The name reflects the wishes and efforts of the original club members.