Jarrell Cove State Park - Olympia, WA
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Jarrell Cove State Park is a 43-acre marine camping park with 3,500 feet of saltwater shoreline on the northwest end of Harstine Island in south Puget Sound. The forested island park is accessible by road and bridge and is off the beaten path. Most visitors arrive by boat. The park has campsites near the docks, as well as on rolling, grassy areas. Harstine Island Park is four miles away. Jarrell Cove provides 14 moorage buoys and 650 feet of moorage and dock space. The park is named after Mrs. Philora Jarrel, the first pioneer woman to settle on the island. Jarrell Cove was acquired in four parcels between 1953 and 1969. There is a generous population of semi-wild mallards makes the rounds every evening, graciously volunteering to eat stale bread. The quiet cove is a great place for kids to row off some energy. Onshore, there's drinking water, rest rooms with showers and trails. On the non-park side of the cove, you can visit the small, private store to replace bread supply and buy ice.

Facilities: Jarrell Cove State Park provides restrooms.

Best Time To Visit: Jarrell Cove State Park is open during the summer from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Winter hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park is open year-round for camping and day use.

Fees: No fees are charged.

Accessibility: Handicap accessibility is not provided.

Rules: Check-in time is 2:30 p.m. Check-out time is at 1 p.m. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Directions: To reach Jarrell Cove State Park from Olympia start out going west on 11th Ave SE toward Washington St SE. for 0.1 miles. Turn left onto Capitol Way S. for 0.1 miles. Turn left onto 14th Ave SE. for 0.4 miles. Merge onto I-5 S toward Portland for 0.9 miles. Merge onto US-101 N via exit 104 toward Aberdeen for 17.3 miles. Take the WA-3 N exit toward Shelton for 0.1 miles. Keep right at the fork in the ramp for 0.1 miles. Stay straight to go onto WA-3. Continue to follow WA-3 for 2.5 miles. Turn right onto WA-3 for 0.1 miles. Turn left onto WA-3 for 0.1 miles. Turn right onto WA-3. Continue to follow WA-3 for 7.7 miles. Turn slight right onto E Pickering Rd. for 3.4 miles. Turn slight left onto E Harstene Bridge Rd. for 0.4 miles. Turn slight left onto E Harstine Bridge Rd. for 0.1 miles. E Harstine Bridge Rd becomes E North Island Dr. for 3.8 miles. End at Jarrell Cove State Park.

Map: Click here for a map to Jarrell Cove State Park

Reservations: Reservations are not accepted for Jarrell Cove State Park.

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
7150 Cleanwater Lane
P.O. Box 42650
Olympia, Washington 98504
General: (360) 902-8844
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