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Olympic Peninsula, Wa

Hope Island State Park

Hope Island State Park

 

Welcome to Hope Island State Park

Welcome to Hope Island State Park:
Photo from Google

Directions: http://goo.gl/maps/qIcdF

Located between Squaxin Island and Steamboat Island on the state’s western side in Mason County.
Marine access, reachable only by boat.

 

Hours and Cost

Annual pass: $30
One-day pass: $10

Summer: 6am to dusk.
Winter: 8am to dusk.

Hope Island State Park Map

Hope Island State Park Map

Camping

Tent Sites- 4 sites

RV Sites- NONE!

2 Vault Toilets

No Open Fires on Island!!
Check-in time: 2:30pm
Check-out time, 1pm
Quiet hours: 10pm to 6:30am

 

Sunset on Hope Island State Park

Sunset on Hope Island State Park
Image from Google

Overview

The Olympic Peninsula, known normally for majestic mountains, rain forests and the Pacific Ocean has a hidden state park that will make you feel like you have your own private island. You feel this way because you do. Hope Island State park may just be the best park in the region. Sure, other parks have trails or are close to the mountains, but this park is your own freakin’ island in the middle of the Puget Sound.

Located just north of Olympia and a stone’s throw away from the small marina of Carlyon (http://www.thecarlyonbeachhoa.com/index.shtml), Hope Island State Park is the location of 4 of the most amazing camping spots in the state. Right along the Puget Sound, these camp sites are a perfect location for a small group weekend get together. Since the only way you can get here is by boat, the level of privacy is far better than any other State Park campground. While not far enough away for you purists, this is an ideal start to exploring camping and boating. If you have ever wanted to see if you enjoy paddling to your campsite, this place is for you. Watching the sunset, the sunrise and the stars in between, this park may be the place where you fall in love with adventure.

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Carlyon Beach Marina is private and they are very protective of their privacy. They WILL NOT let you use the marina under any circumstance.

 

Enjoy the Puget Sound

Enjoy the Puget Sound

 

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The moon from Hope Island

The moon from Hope Island

 

 

2 Responses so far.

  1. mark says:

    The Carlyon Beach Home Owners Association Marina is a private members only marina. Please remove the link from your post as only members may use this facility. NOT OPEN FOR PUBLIC USE

    • ExoticHikes says:

      I actually am leaving the link up, but will rewrite that section. That way it will allow visitors to see that it is indeed private. Thanks for the update.

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