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Kelsey Thomas

Living life outdoors, Kitsap has something for everyone By Sara Miller

CAMPING For those who enjoy camping, a highlight in Kitsap is KITSAP MEMORIAL STATE PARK. Located at 202 N.E. Park St. in Poulsbo, Kitsap Memorial State Park is a 58-acre camping park with 1,797 feet of saltwater shoreline with facilities for group and individual recreation, weddings and overnight stays. The park offers beautiful natural surroundings and sweeping views of Hood Canal. Grassy play fields and children’s play equipment, a saltwater beach with tide pools and shellfish harvesting opportunities are highlights of this park. Wedding day-use facilities and a vacation house are available for overnight rental. This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass. Reservations are accepted year round.

Other camping opportunities include: FAY BAINBRIDGE PARK 15446 Sunrise Drive NE, Bainbridge Island

17-acre marine camping park with 1,420 feet of saltwater shoreline on the northeast corner of Bainbridge Island. Reservations are accepted year round.

DEWATTO CAMPGROUND 2501 NE Dewatto Road, Tahuya

The Port of Dewatto maintains a natural and primitive campground available year around with 60 campsites, about 40 minutes drive-time from Belfair on the Kitsap Peninsula. The campsites are nestled among tall evergreen trees at the confluence of the Dewatto River and White Creek. You can drive or walk the Dewatto River 3/4-mile to the saltwater beach on Dewatto Bay, which is part of Hood Canal. Features include camping, hiking, fishing and shellfish.

ILAHEE STATE PARK 3540 N.E. Sylvan Way, Bremerton

Illahee State Park is a 75-acre marine camping park with 1,785 feet of saltwater frontage on Port Orchard Bay. The park has plenty of parking space, lots of fresh air, facilities for a number of outdoor activities and access to a variety of water sports. One of the largest yew trees in the nation grows in this park. The park is opened year round for camping and day use.

BELFAIR STATE PARK 3151 N.E. Highway 300 Belfair

Belfair State Park is a 65-acre, year-round camping park on