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Kitsap State Park

Poulsbo, Washington

202 NE Park St
Poulsbo, Washington 98370
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 47.81778
Longitude: -122.65028

Elevation: 50' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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7 Reviews

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Review Count: 172
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 65

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

This is the second WA State Park we've camped at on this trip and it will be the last. The best I can say for it is that it's far superior to the last one but that isn't saying much. The park itself is nice, and the restrooms/showers are clean and bright. Didn't use so can't comment further. There is a nice view of the canal from the bluff at the west end of the park and you can follow a path down to the water edge. Depending on the tides, there may or may not be a gravel beach area there.

The tent sites are nicely shaded and separated and most would accommodate smaller rigs if you don't need hookups. But the RV area is mediocre at best. The pads are gravel/dead grass and not all level. They differ in width. Ours was so narrow that we had to walk sideways to get past the picnic table to our door. There is no shade, and no privacy with the sites all in a row close to each other.

We paid $93 for two nights for a FHU site with fees and taxes. That is grossly overpriced for what you get IMO. (In 23 states I think the only place we paid that sort of price for a state park was in CA, and EVERYTHING there is overpriced! WA needs to take a look at New Mexico. NM is a much poorer state, but their state parks are among the nicest we've been to and the top price for a FHU site is only $18. Closer to WA, OR State Parks are much nicer and slightly less expensive.)

Wouldn't stay here again unless I had to be in the area and there was nowhere else available. We camped at Kitsap State Park in a Truck Camper.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a smallish campground at the tip of the Kitsap Peninsula, within shouting distance of Seattle (1.5 hours, including the ferry ride). The location is wonderful, on the bluff above a beautiful rock beach and the Hood Canal. In season, there's oystering and clamming. The downside here is there's a pavilion that shares a parking lot with the campground, which is used for events. There were weddings there both days that we were there, and the camp host said that during the summer, there are weddings daily. One of the weddings was fine, but the other one had loud music for several hours that we could hear from our site. The music stopped promptly at 9:30 pm, so it was quiet at night, but I value my quiet, and wouldn't come back for this reason. The campground is divided into two loops. Sites 1-18 are for RV's, sites 19-38 have no hookups, and are mostly too small for anything larger than a van. Sites 1-3 are 50A power and water. Sites 4-18 have full hookups. Most of the sewer hookups were slightly uphill from the parking pad. All of the sites were back-in, perpendicular to the road. The turnarounds were pretty tight as well. Big rigs would have some trouble here. RV sites were very close together, especially for a state park. All of the RV sites were in full sun, with no trees. The camp host was excellent. Very friendly and helpful. The state parks system is trying out a new type of backflow preventer on all of the hose bibs, and he had to explain how to use it to every single camper as they arrived. I'm all in favor of backflow preventers, but these were pretty hard to use. Water pressure was low, less than 40 PSI. The map shows a dump station, but I never saw it. Good Verizon and AT&T coverage. No OTA TV reception. We don't have satellite, but a neighbor told us he couldn't get satellite because of the trees. Being a state park, there's no wifi or cable. We camped at Kitsap State Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
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Review Count: 93
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

First of all, the reservation system is flawed. When I checked there were only 2 RV sites available. I booked one and upon arrival we found over 10 available. You should try and check with the park and not rely on the reservation system. It is a nice state park with no 50 amp, no Wi-Fi, no TV [even over the air], no sewer or dump. They say that they are working on the dump, but it doesn't look like it. Sites 17-18 (not reservable) are the only shaded sites and they are reluctant to rent 18 as they call it an overrun site even though it is the best site in the park. The other sites with electric are in the sun and offer no privacy. Rigs of 40' will need to be careful of the driveway and approach to most sites due to lack of turn radius. The park is kid friendly and caters a lot to the Scouts, whom sometimes get a little noisy. The rocky beach is approx 200 yds from the camping sites. The park is nicely kept and the staff is very helpful. @ $29/nite its overpriced for what you get. We camped at Kitsap State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

Wow! A beautiful location. The park is set in a wooded area, at walking distance of a beach on the Hood Canal where kids and adults were bathing. I recommend this park for the variety of activities. It's also kept clean. There are no dump stations handy, no sewer either. We camped at Kitsap State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

There are 38 sites available. Sites 1-19 are back-in RV hookup sites (both 3 prong & standard outlets), and sites 20-38 are no-service camp sites. Water was available despite the signs to the contrary. A new pump-out station was just opened. The Camp Host is at site 39. Plenty of open grass, a playground, and beach access make this a wonderfully entertaining park. Showers are private, cost 50 cents for 3 minutes and are use tokens from a vending machine which takes both $1 and $5 bills. There is a Chevron 1 mile away with a well stocked mini-mart. Privacy is the only draw back. The RV sites are extremely narrow, kind of like camping at a tailgate party. Only tent site 31 offers any seclusion via foliage barrier. Overall, children and pet owners will appreciate the large park like setting. We camped at Kitsap State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Washington should be very proud of it's state parks, and this is one they should be particularly proud of. Aside from the incredibly beautiful natural surroundings, it is managed by very helpful and friendly rangers and camp hosts that were gracious and anxious to help any way they could. The rest rooms and showers were immaculate. We enjoyed our stay here very much and would not hesitate to recommend this park to anyone. Like all state parks, you must be able to live without cable TV and WiFi, and there are no sewer hookups, but the natural beauty and tranquility remind you what camping is supposed to be all about. A wonderful experience. We camped at Kitsap State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2008 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Lovely state park. Limited hook-ups (only 15 available). Small cabins on site for rent, plenty of space for tenting and small RV rigs. Eighteen sites will accommodate larger units, but must back in. Trees, grass, access to Hood Canal for clamming or oystering. Ranger and camp host very friendly and accommodating. Day use allowed, so some itinerant traffic in and out of park, but camping sites protected from through traffic. Road access paved, very level grassy sites with picnic tables. No dump site available, but a very nice place to stay. We camped at Kitsap State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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