Belfair State Park

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Belfair State Park

Washington

(360) 902-8844

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Overview

Belfair State Park is a 65-acre, year-round camping park on 3,720 feet of saltwater shoreline at the southern end of Hood Canal in western Washington. The park features swimming, wading, shellfish harvesting, over 3,000 feet of freshwater shoreline and 3,700 feet of saltwater shoreline on Hood Canal. This scenic park lends itself to kite fliers and windsurfers with the warm summer breezes. The park offers interpretive displays on shellfish, water quality and the life cycle of salmon. Interpretive programs are held all summer and include beach and nature walks as well as weekly campfire programs with the park rangers or special guests. Kayakers will enjoy day trips or overnight outings from the easily accessible sloping gravel beaches. Fall brings large salmon runs to the creeks that flow through the park. Long ago the site was a central meeting place for generations of Indians. The Skokomish tribe used the area as a campsite and for gathering shellfish. The area was later used as a log dump before officially becoming a state park in 1952. The park is named for the town of Belfair.

Map of Belfair (WA)

Latitude, Longitude: 47.430555, -122.881351

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Activities

  • Camping

    The park has 120 standard tent sites, 47 utility sites, three restrooms (two ADA), eight showers (two ADA) and one dump station. The park has three camp loops. The main loop is open year-round and has 19 full hookup utility sites and 37 standard sites. Maximum site length is 60 feet (may have limited availability). The beach loop, is open year around, has 28 full hookup utility sites and 17 standard sites. Maximum site length is 60 feet (may have limited availability). The tree loop, open mid-May through mid-September, has 66 standard sites. Tree loop has a size restriction and cannot accommodate trailers over 18 feet or motor homes over 25 feet.

  • Fishing

    A state fishing license is required to fish Big Mission and Little Mission creeks, and a state saltwater license is is required for crab and shellfish harvesting and fishing. Shellfish regulations change periodically, so it is encouraged that you check the most recent updates before collecting shellfish.

  • Hiking

    The Department of Natural Resources Tahuya Multiple Use Area is nearby, with trails for motorcycles, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and off-road vehicles.

  • Picnicking

    The park has two picnic shelters with no electricity, available first-come, first-served. Groups of 50 people or more need to contact the park at (360) 275-0668 about group accomodations and activities. The park has two sheltered and 130 unsheltered picnic tables. Braziers and ADA picnic tables are available. The day-use area is very level and has ADA restroom facilities and beach access. There is a large playing field for sports, and a play area for children is nearby. The warm waters and fine gravel beaches of this Hood Canal park are ideally suited for swimming, snorkeling, wind surfing, kayaking and other water activities.

  • Water Sports

    Saltwater swimming is available.

Seasonality/Weather

Park hours/updates: Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk. Camping: Check-in time, 2:30 p.m. Check-out time, 1 p.m. Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. More about park hours Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Length of stay: You may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park during the summer; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31.

Directions

Driving

Located three miles west of Belfair, Wash. in Mason County. From I-5 in Tacoma: Take SR 16 west across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and travel approximately 27 miles toward Bremerton and Belfair. After the Port Orchard exits, the highway merges into three lanes. Exit from the left lane to Belfair on SR 3 south. Turn left at the traffic signal and take SR 3 south approximately eight miles to Belfair. Turn right at the signal just after Safeway and follow SR 300 approximately three miles to park entrance. From Bremerton and the Bremerton-Seattle ferry: Take Hwy. 304 to Hwy. 3 south, approximately 15 miles, to Belfair. Turn right at the signal just after the Safeway, and follow SR 300 approximately three miles to park entrance. From I-5 in Olympia: Take Hwy. 8 west approximately six miles to Hwy. 101 north, and follow Hwy. 101 11 miles to Shelton. In Shelton, exit at sign marking Hwy. 3 north and proceed 26 miles to Belfair. Turn left at the signal next to Safeway, and follow SR 300 approximately three miles to park entrance.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(360) 902-8844

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