Lovebirds, take heed! Kitsap Memorial State Park on Hood Canal is a popular spot for Washington couples heading to the altar.
The park’s homey log hall hosts all types of weddings in summer, and the venue is often festooned with colors and themes. Kitsap Memorial’s outdoor shelter provides a top-notch beachhead ceremony site, and the park’s four cabins and vacation house can be rented as lodging for out-of-town guests and for on-site wedding preparation. Camping and RV sites also are available.
You don’t have to be in love to fall in love with Kitsap Memorial. Enjoy the journey over the Hood Canal Bridge, via Highway 3 or afloat on the Edmonds-Kingston Ferry. The park offers activities that include abundant fishing and two playing fields for Frisbee, kite-flying and croquet.
Proof that beautiful things come in small packages: this 58-acre park north of Poulsbo serves up inspiring sunrise and sunset views. On clear mornings, the east-facing Olympic Mountains reflect pink and orange. On warm summer evenings, their peaks are often cast in silhouette by the glowing red sky.
Whether you’re planning your big day or looking for a simple day at the beach, this park could be your match.
Kitsap Memorial State Park is a 58-acre camping park with 1,797 feet of saltwater shoreline. Wedding day-use facilities and a vacation house are available for overnight rental.
Automated pay station: This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass.
Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
The park has one kitchen shelter with electricity and one without, plus four sheltered and 20 unsheltered picnic tables. The Caterer's Kitchen shelter has cooking tops, and barbecue grills and may be reserved by calling the park at 360-779-3205. Other facilities are first come, first served. The park has a 73-car parking capacity.
1.5 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
Other Activities & Features
Two soccer fields
The park has two open grass fields suitable for Frisbees, croquet, kite flying and ball tossing.
A recreational license is required for fishing at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The park has 21 standard sites, 18 water and electric hook-up sites, four cabins, one restroom with showers, and one ADA accessible restroom. Water and electric hook-ups are at sites 1 - 18. Reservations are available year-round.
Reservations for group campsites may be made.
The four cabins at Kitsap Memorial have the added convenience of kitchenettes with mini refrigerators, and microwaves. Each cabin is 13-by-13-feet in size, and is furnished with a bunk bed that sleeps three and a futon that sleeps two. All cabins have electric heat, lights, locking doors, and are ADA accessible. Bathrooms and showers are nearby. Outside is a picnic table, fire pit, and water standpipe. Visitors should take along blankets and warm clothing as evenings can be cool. For more information, visit our cabins and yurts page.
Reservations & Fees
Reservations can be made online or by calling 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688). For fee information, check out our camping rates page.
Kitsap County requested the inclusion of memorial in the park's name at the time of original land donation from the county. The name reflects the wishes and efforts of the original members of the Vinland Community Club, who sought to establish a North Kitsap Memorial Park in honor of Henry Brown. Mr. Brown was the person who first proposed dedicating the land for community use. He also established the first permanent buildings on the site.