KITSAP COUNTY PARKS | Jim Dunwiddie, Director  
Mailing:
614 Division St MS-1, Port Orchard, WA  98366  Office:1195 NW Fairgrounds Rd, Bremerton
Phone: (360) 337-5350 | Fax: (360) 337-5385

 

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PARK RULES
No pets, bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, skates or private vehicles allowed on any County Athletic Fields at any time.
 
Hours:   County Parks are open during daylight hours only, unless otherwise noted.

Animals: Horses and pets are not allowed near athletic fields, playgrounds, picnic sites, and swimming beaches. Unless otherwise posted, most parks/areas allow pets. Pets must be kept on leashes and owners must clean up after their pets.

Trails: Hikers, bicyclists and horses must stay on existing and/or designated trails.

Trash: Trash and garbage must be placed in appropriate containers.  Where receptacles are not available, guest must pack in and pack out all waste.

Vehicles: Motorized vehicles must remain in designated parking areas.

Alcohol: Intoxicating beverages are not allowed.

Miscellaneous: Golf, paint ball, fireworks, radio controlled aircraft, camping, overnight parking, bounce houses and fires prohibited. Parking is only allowed in designed areas.
 
All parks are designated drug-free zones
Please help us keep parks safe and clean
 
 
 Frequently Asked Questions
Park Hours
Annually, from October 1 - March 31, Horseshoe Lake, and Wildcat Lake County Parks are closed to the public for the winter season. Access gates to the parking lots and park areas are closed and locked during this time. Park restrooms are closed annually for the winter season from October 1st to March 31st.
 
Are Pets Allowed At Kitsap County Parks?
Park rules for pets may vary, depending on which park you are interested in visiting.  Pets are allowed at most parks if they are on a leash. However, horses and pets are not allowed near athletic fields, playgrounds, picnic sites, and swimming beaches. Parks Rules for each County Park are available by checking our Parks Listing for specific rules for each County Park.  Please be sure to clean up after your pet.
 
Are you looking for an off-leash dog area? Look no further, we have two!  One at Bandix Road and one at Howe Farm.
 
Pet Waste
Martin Luther and Lola "Dogs in Kitsap County drop more than 11 tons of waste each day - and it doesn't just go away."

Click the photo to watch the Dog Diggity video on pet waste.

Also, check out the
Pet Waste and Mutt Mitt Program.
 
Is There A Lot Of Wildlife In Kitsap County Parks?
Many Kitsap County Parks are inhabited by native wildlife.  Plan ahead for your visit by gathering information from the links below on how to handle possible wildlife encounters:
  • Bear or Cougar sighting - Immediately contact the Washington State Patrol at 360.478.4646 or call 9-1-1
  • Cougars - For information to plan for possible cougar encounters, contact the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife at http://wdfw.wa.gov/ or 360.902.2515
  • Bears - For information to plan for possible bear encounters, contact Center for Wildlife Information at www.BeBearAware.org
Can I Reserve An Area Of A County Park For A Private Event, Such As A Wedding Or Birthday Party?
Kitsap County Parks are a great place to hold an event, like a wedding or a child's birthday party.  Picnic shelters are available to reserve, but other areas of the park are open to the public and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Guests to a County Park cannot be prohibited from entering or using an open area of a park during your event.

Please note:
If you do plan to use any kind of canopy or tent for an event, these items cannot be staked into the ground, due to possible damage to our irrigation system and must be weighted-down with sandbags, water jugs, or other weights.

Bouncing houses are NOT allowed in our parks.
 
Is There Overnight Camping In Any Kitsap County Parks?

Unfortunately, camping and overnight parking are not permitted in any Kitsap County Parks.

However, if you are planning to visit the Kitsap Fairgrounds & Events Center, RV parking is available for a maximum of 3 days on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please call 360.337.5350 for more information on availability and charges. Please note that from OCTOBER 1ST - MARCH 31ST the RV Trailer dump in closed.

 
Is There A Fee To Enter Kitsap County Parks?
All Kitsap County Parks are FREE to enter.
 
Boater Safety
The Kitsap County Sheriff's Office is providing an educational class for county residents that will allow them to earn a Boater Safety Education Card from Washington State. Boater cards are required for those operating waterborne craft having motors with 15 horsepower or greater. 
 
Kitsap County Code: Restricted waterways. A. Internal combustion (i.e., gasoline and/or diesel) powered motor boats used for recreational purposes are not permitted at any time on any lake of less than twenty acres in area, or on the following waters: Buck Lake, Wye Lake, Island Lake, Carpenter Creek estuary upstream of South Kingston Road and the Curley Creek estuary upstream of Southworth Drive. B. Internal combustion (i.e., gasoline and/or diesel) powered motorboats used for recreational purposes are not permitted to exceed seven miles per hour on Mission Lake.  
 
Life jackets kiosks are located at Buck Lake Park, Island Lake Park, Wildcat Lake Park, Long Lake Park and Horseshoe Lake Park.
 
 

Last Updated: 
January 11, 2017

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday - 8:30am - 2:30pm

Phone: 360.337.5350
Fax: 360.337.5385
parks@co.kitsap.wa.us

Office Location:
1195 NW Fairgrounds Rd, Bremerton, WA 98311

Mailing Address:

614 Division St, MS-1
Port Orchard, WA 98366

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360.337.5350 ext 6

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