FAIRGROUNDS & EVENTS CENTER
KITSAP COUNTY FAIR
|GUILLEMOT COVE NATURE RESERVE
19235 Stavis Bay Road NW, Seabeck,
The Guillemot Cove
Nature Reserve has
saltwater beach access, walking trails. No restroom facilities available at this site, please plan accordingly. This is not a drive in park. This park is a walk-in, walk-out park, please plan accordingly.
19235 Stavis Bay Road NW, Seabeck - from Hwy.3, take Newberry Hill exit; travel to Seabeck Holly Road; turn right. Drive to Miami Beach Road; turn right - drive to "Y"; veer left onto Stavis Bay Road. Drive 4.5 miles to the entrance and parking lot.
Trails - The trail system in the Guillemot Cove
Nature Reserve may change slightly over
a period of time due to the ever changing
flow of the creeks through the estuary.
Main Access Trail: Begins across the
road from the parking lot. It is roughly
one mile long and sloping downhill. One
can follow the access road through an
alder and big leaf maple tree forest or
continue through to the Sawmill Trail.
Sawmill Trail (0.3 miles): This trail
follows an old logging road through a
large sword fern, alder, and mixed conifer
forest to the Margaret Trail.
Margaret Trail (0.4 miles): The narrow
trail follows the side of the hill until
cutting steeply down to sea level. It passes
through a coniferous forest with a few
large cedar trees.
Stump House Trail (0.25 miles):
trail starts in the meadow across from the
old barn. Part of the meadow is quite wet.
The trail ends at the Stump House (a large
hollowed out cedar stump with a roof.)
Maple Tree Trail: This beautiful trail
begins by the barn and follows an old
roadbed. It continues along Boyce Creek
in an easterly direction. This flat, easy
trail goes through an alder and big leaf
maple forest with a small meadow and
connects to the River Loop Trail.
River Trail Loop (0.25 miles): This trail
travels through a mixed forest with large
sword ferns and connects back to the end of
the Maple Tree Trail.
Beach House Trail: This trail follows the
old roadbed across Boyce Creek through a
meadow and forest adjacent to the marsh.
At the beach house there is access to the
beach on Hood Canal. During low tide,
avoid walking on the sand dollar beds in the
Ridge Trail (0.5 miles): Behind the beach
house, and to the left, this trail winds up
several steep hills and through a forest of
conifers, alders, and big leaf maples.
January 20, 2015