There are nearby county facilities in the area to visit. Excellent access to the north beach of the Quimper Peninsula on the Strait of Juan de Fuca can lead to a day of beachcombing and the sound of surf.
We are proud of our natural environment, and encourage the wise and considerate use of it. Take only photos, leave only footprints. Please pack out your garbage and dog refuse.
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County Parks in Port Townsend
East Jefferson County Parks - Camping, fishing, hiking and picnicing and more. Jefferson County offers many alternatives for those wanting to be outside and enjoying the beauty of our natural world.
Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Department
PO Box 2070
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Beausite Lake - Location of NW Kiwanis Camp
In Chimacum. Turn west on to the West Valley Rd. off SR-19 (by Chimacum School), follow West Valley Rd. approximately 4 miles to Beausite Rd., turn right and follow road approximately .75 miles, gate to camp on the right.
Chimacum Park and Campground - Camping, picnic shelter and pit toilets.
In Chimacum. Heading north on SR-19 from the stoplight at the Chimacum intersection, go past West Valley road, park is 300 feet on your left look for brown park sign.
County Courthouse Park - Large grass field, tennis court and small basketball court.
In Port Townsend. Take Sims Way east into Port Townsend. After stop light on Kearney Street bare left up the hill on Washington Street, Park at top of hill on left in front of courthouse.
East Beach Park - Day use, shelter, picnic tables and pit toilets.
On Marrowstone Island. Traveling on Oak Bay Rd. east of Port Hadlock turn left on Old Flagler Rd. north to Marrowstone Island, travel past the Nordland store, turn right on East Beach Rd., ends at the Park.
Gibbs Lake Park and Ropes Course - Day use, shelter, picnic tables and pit toilets, mountain bike and hiking trails, water access. Challenge Course.
In Chimacum. Turn west on West Valley Rd. from SR-19 (by Chimacum School), follow West Valley Rd. approximately 5 miles, turn right on Gibbs Lake Rd, approximately 3/4 mile to park boundary.
Hicks Shine Park and Boat Ramp - Boat ramp, vault toilet and picnic table.
In Port Ludlow. Heading east on Hwy 104 toward Hood Canal Bridge, turn right on Shine Rd, follow road approximately 3 miles to county park sign, turn right into park.
HJ Carroll Park Multiple Purpose Park and Athletic Center - Constructed on a 40 acre parcel (the former Anderson Gravel Pit) this park is located off SR-19. Its purpose is to provide a regional, multi-purpose recreational facility. Sports fields for football, baseball, and soccer, as well as trails, restrooms, and picnic facilities. The community sponsored and created labyrinth is there and North Olympic Salmon Coalition holds their yearly Salmon Festival here.
In Chimacum. Heading north on SR-19 from the stop light at Chimacum intersection travel approximately 1.5 miles, turn right on H.J. Carroll Park Road.
Indian Island Park - 142 acre aquatic park on Indian Island. Beach access, picnic shelters, parking.
On Indian Island. From SR-19 take SR-116 East along Ness’s Corner Road to Port Hadlock’s 4-way stop light at the intersection of Ness’s Corner Road, Chimacum Road, Irondale Road and Oak Bay Road. Continue east on SR-116 along Oak Bay Road, then turn left following SR-116 along Flagler Road and cross over the Portage Canal Bridge. At the east end of the bridge access to the park begins across from the Naval Base entrance.
Irondale Beach Park - Salt water access at mouth of Chimacum Creek. Former site of the Irondale Mill, beach hiking.
In Port Hadlock. From SR-19 take Irondale Road. Turn left on the street just before the Jesus is Lord sign. At the end take a right.
Irondale Community Park - Day use.
In Port Hadlock. Head East on Irondale Road from SR-19, turn right on Patison, right on S. 7th St, turn right on Alma Street in to park.
Lake Leland Park and Campground - Campground, freshwater fishing lake, boat ramp (small boats), dock, and a trail.
In Quilcene. Approximately 6 miles north of Quilcene or 5 miles south of Discovery Bay on Hwy 101. Watch for park signs.
Larry Scott Trail - Trail-head in the Port of Port Townsend, bathrooms. Map here.
In Port Townsend. Traveling East on Sims Way turn left on Haines Street ( Safeway stop light), follow road around into Port, turn right, park near heavy haul out area. Trail-head on Mill Road: go west at the stop light at Mill Road (at PT city limits), approximately ¼ mile to where trail crosses road, park on left.
Memorial Field - Multiple purpose athletic stadium containing two war memorials for Vietnam and World War II. Home to the annual Rhododedron Carnival in May and concerts, games and events all year long.
In Port Townsend. Follow Water Street east to downtown PT, turn left on Madison Street by City Hall, field is straight ahead.
North Beach Park - Access to shoreline of Juan de Fuca Strait and Fort Worden State Park. Great for boat watching, beach combing, dog walking and sunsets. Bathrooms, picnic shelter.
Port Townsend. North on San Juan Avenue, follow road to the left (49th street), turn right on Kuhn Street, follow to end.
Oak Bay Parks and Campgrounds - Upper and Lower Oak Bay. Grass area, small playground with view, camping, birdwatching.
East of Port Hadlock. Travel east on Oak Bay Rd. from the stop light at the Port Hadlock intersection, travel 2 miles, turn left on Portage Way Rd., follow Portage Way Rd. down to campground area. Upper Oak Bay Park: turn left on PortageWay Rd. and another quick left on to Cleveland Street, travel approximately ½ mile turn right into the campground on Upper Oak Bay Park Road.
Port Townsend Rec Center - Available for rental for parties, dances, sports events, meetings, classes, and a certified commercial kitchen. Program registrations and customer service will be available on a limited basis. Please call Matt Tyler, Manager at 385-9129 for more information.
In Port Townsend. East on Lawrence Street, follow to blinking stop light (uptown Port Townsend), PTCC on the corner of Lawrence and Tyler Streets. Located at 620 Tyler Street in Uptown.
Quilcene Campground - Camping.
In Quilcene, park is next to Quilcene Community Center on Hwy 101 just south of town.
Jefferson County Fairgrounds - Home of the Jefferson County Fair in August, the grounds also cater to events like the "New Old Time Chautauqua" and "JeffCo Expo" and act as a voting hall during election time. Camping is available with power, water, shower, horse track, youth sports field and meeting rooms.
In Port Townsend on 49th Ave. at Kuhn Street. 360-385-1013