Jarrell Cove State Park, Shelton

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Jarrell Cove State Park is a Washington state park on Harstine Island in south Puget Sound. It consists of 67 acres (27 ha) of forest with 3,500 feet (1,100 m) of saltwater shoreline. Park activities include camping, hiking, biking, boating, scuba diving, fishing, swimming, waterskiing, clamming, crabbing, field sports, beachcombing, windsurfing, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, and horseshoes.
Jarrell Cove State Park administers five satellite state parks: Eagle Island, Harstine Island (a day-use park 2 miles (3.2 km) from Jarrell Cove with beach access via a 0.5-mile (0.80 km) trail), Hope Island, McMicken Island, and Stretch Point.
The park was established in 1953 and gradually expanded in the 1960s. It was initially known as Gerald Cove State Park, but the spelling was corrected in 1966 upon the request of the Hartstene Island Grange.
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  • Although small (under 20 campsites) the park is well maintained and the short forest trails groomed. Campsites are nicely situated and offer pretty good privacy. If you are planning on canoeing or...  more »
  • Out on Harstine Island, this campground is charming and enough of a secret that sites are easy to come by even in summer. Most of the sites are not available by reservation, and are tucked down the.....  more »
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  • Meh. Campsites are small, out in the open with little privacy. Walking trails are small and unremarkable. Considering there are way better campgrounds in the area, I sadly have to say that this place is better for a day picnic than for a camping trip.
  • Beautiful park plenty of trails to adventure on. Camping sites , bathrooms with showers. My little dog and I frequently come here and love it.👍

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