Scenic Beach State Park is an 88-acre camping park with 1,500 feet of saltwater beachfront on Hood Canal. The park is known for its wild, native rhododendrons and stunning, clear-day views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains. ADA-compliant paths lead visitors to a country garden, gazebo, rustic bridge and huge trees. A wide variety of birds and wildlife call the area home. The park is ideal for those who appreciate outstanding natural venues for outdoor activities.
The park offers one kitchen shelter with electricity, plus six sheltered and 60 unsheltered picnic tables. The kitchen shelter holds 100 guests and provides three BBQ braziers, a cold-water sink, and two electrical outlets. Reservations can be made online or by calling 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688).
Activities Water Activities
Personal watercraft use
Other Activities & Features
Fire circles (2)
Horseshoe pits (2)
Volleyball fields (2)
The sport clam and oyster fishing season at Scenic Beach State Park will be closed until further notice. Surveys done by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission indicate that shellfish populations have declined.
A boat ramp is 0.5 mile east of the park and is administered by the Department of Fish and Game. A sticker is required for launching. Dock and moorage are available at Seabeck, one mile east of the park.
The park has 52 tent spaces, one dump station, two restrooms (both ADA), and four showers. Eighteen pull-through sites accommodate 60-foot camping units. Bicycles may be ridden only on pavement, and riders must use caution in this hilly campground with blind curves.
The park provides a group camp that accommodates 20 to 40 people. It is situated above Hood Canal, in a wooded, primitive setting. Facilities include a vault toilet and fire pit. Fees vary with size of the group.
Reservations & Fees
Reservations can be made online or by calling 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688). For fee information, check out our camping rates page.
The park was originally developed as a home site, then as a scenic resort owned by Joe Emel, Sr. The park was purchased by the state in three parcels over a 17-year period. Emel House was built in 1911.