Manchester State Park: A Scenic Puget Sound Getaway

Located at 7767 E. Hilldale Rd, Port Orchard, Manchester State Park is a 111-acre camping park with 3,400-feet of saltwater shoreline on Rich Passage in Puget Sound.

Nestled in woods of Fir and Maple, Bainbridge Island is visible from the beach.  Manchester State Park has an old brick torpedo warehouse which has been turned into a large reservable picnic shelter. There are also two smaller reservable picnic shelters available at the park.

In addition, thirty-six unsheltered picnic tables are available first come, first served. Most of the picnic sites have braziers. Volleyball and horseshoe pit sites are available. Water activities are boating, diving and fishing.  Hours are from 8 am to dusk.

The park also contains 35 tent spaces, 15 utility spaces, and two restrooms and showers. Maximum site length is 60 feet (limited availability). One dump station is located near the entrance. Reservations can be made 9 months in advance of the selected date, May 15 – Sept 15. Campsites are available on a first come, first served between September 16 – May 14. There are three hiker/biker campsites available only to hikers and bikers and only on a first-come, first-served basis. These sites include a picnic table. Braziers are not provided.

One group camp is available which will accommodate 20 to 130 people. It includes a large fire circle, 12 RV hookups, plus a covered shelter with eight picnic tables, and electricity. Several unsheltered picnic tables and braziers are also in the camp. There are two unisex restrooms and showers (ADA accessible). Fees vary with the size of the group. For further details, call the park at 360-871-4065.

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