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Kitsap Memorial State Park is a 62-acre state park in Washington State, just north of the town of Poulsbo on the Kitsap Peninsula. Part of the park runs along Hood Canal, providing over 546 yards of shoreline. It’s a beautiful location with activities such as swimming, fishing, bird watching, and hiking in the area.
Just to the south and most easily accessed by ferry is the state's largest city, Seattle. If the ferry is not your thing, the city can also be reached by road via Tacoma. Just over the Hood Canal Floating Bridge is the Olympic National Park, which is definitely worth a visit when RV camping at Kitsap Memorial State Park.
When you book an RV in Kitsap County, the beautiful landscape is opened up for you, with great roads, mountains, and national forests to explore.
The park offers a range of activities, many related to being on the water such as swimming, diving, fishing, and boating. If you want to stay on land, then there is a 1.5-mile hike around the park that takes in the shoreline and some of the camping areas, but it’s an easy trail for any age.
Fishing is not just restricted to catching fish, as the area is well known for its shellfish. Go crabbing, clamming and oyster harvesting along the park's shoreline. Beach fishing and fly-fishing are both popular here, with a wide variety of species available to catch.
For swimmers, there is a saltwater beach and tide pools to explore. Canoes can be launched from the beach to explore the Hood Canal area. Camping at Kitsap Memorial State Park offers a great vacation opportunity for the whole family, with plenty to explore and a range of facilities within an easy distance.
The campground at Kitsap Memorial State Park has about 40 campsites available. Around half have either partial or full hookup facilities while the other half are simply pads for parking your rental RV. To secure one of the serviced pads, make sure you book in advance. You’ll find a modern restroom with showers and a dedicated ADA accessible restroom.
Around the campground and park, you’ll find a range of amenities, including barbecue areas, picnic areas, a kitchen shelter, and a playing field.
Just south of the park is the small community of Breidablick, where you can find all your basic services such as supermarkets, gas station and restaurants. For more choice, head south a few miles in your rental RV to the town of Poulsbo, which has a much greater choice of amenities.
A few miles north at Port Gamble is the Port Gamble Historic Museum. The museum is built in one of the old sawmills offices, dating back to 1916, and is now home to an abundance of historical items from the area. The listed National Historic Landmark covers around 120-acres and includes turn-of-the-century buildings.
The Port Gamble Maritime Music Festival has been held in mid-August since 2006 and has grown every year since. The musical entertainment is focused on maritime music, but also include folk music artists, and has become very popular. The event features a songwriting contest, so if you enjoy maritime music and think you can write a song, then give it a go!
Sticking with the maritime theme, Poulsbo is also home to the Poulsbo Maritime Museum. A museum that is dedicated to showing the extraordinary maritime history of the area. A range of exhibits, including paddle boats and interactive displays, the museum certainly describes life at the time.
Also located in Poulsbo, is the Martinson Cabin. A 19th-century cabin that was relocated to the town in 2006 and has been designed to explain the life of early Poulsbo pioneers. Once inside, you will find tools from the era, along with methods of transportation and how laundry was done. Nearly every aspect of daily life is exhibited or re-enacted.
Travel south through the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, and you will soon see the city of Bremerton. Here you’ll find the Kitsap County Historical Society and Museum. Established around the turn of the 19th century, the museum is a perfect reminder of times gone by. Also in Bremerton is the Kitsap History Museum and the Valentine Puppet Museum.
Also in Bremerton is Puget Sound Naval Museum. Located in building 50, you get an up-close look at life at sea and the history of the Navy in Puget Sound. Building 50 is historic in itself, having been built in 1896.
Renting an RV at Kitsap Memorial State Park is a great way to explore the area when you are out with the family on that much-needed adventure!