Scenic Beach State Park
Hours and Cost
Summer: 8am to 9pm
Winter: 8am to 5pm
Annual pass: $30
One-day pass: $10
Tent Sites- 52 sites
RV Sites- 18 pull through sites
One Dump Station, Two Restrooms and Four Showers.
Check-in time: 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time: 1 p.m.
Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
This small 88-acre park is tucked away on the east side of Hood Canal, but don’t let the small size fool you. Scenic beach State Park is exactly what its name claims it is. With amazing views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Peninsula, it is easy to see why this is a popular spot for camping, as well as big events like family reunions and even weddings. In fact, it is hard to find a state park with better views of the Olympic Mountains.
The nice thing about Scenic Beach State Park, aside from the stunning views, is that the park is one of the rare parks with ADA-Compliant paths around the entire park. This is great for strollers, wheel chairs or even just getting used to being out in nature. Plus, the entire park is filled with Washington State’s official flower, the Rhododendron. On top of that, with bird watching, rustic bridges and huge trees to walk near, this may be worth the drive for a day trip on a rare sunny winter day.
Scenic Beach State Park may not have hidden campsites or the feel of being alone in nature, but it is an amazing place to spend a few hours or days. Catching a sunrise off the Olympic Mountains, and then taking a day trip to the quirky town of Poulsbo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poulsbo,_Washington) , known for the Scandinavian culture that envelopes the city. This park is, as most are, completely underrated. Trust me when I tell you to take a day drip, check it out and fall in love with this unique view of the Olympic Mountains and the Olympic Peninsula.
– Here is a list of animals that have been seen in the area in the past year!
|Mammals||Birds||Fish & Sea Life|
• Deer or Elk
|• Crows or Ravens
• Sea Birds
• Sea Cucumbers
• Red Snapper
- This park also is an amazing place to stargaze, during non-busy seasons
- Kayaking from here to Brinnon and Dosewallips State Park (http://exotichikes.com/dosewallips-state-park/) is only a little over a mile!
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