All but hidden on the west side of Marrowstone Island, Mystery Bay State Park offers a great escape for visitors arriving by land or by water. Boaters can dock or lay anchor and stroll along the grassy and gravelly shoreline or enjoy the inlet's pristine waters.
Take along a kayak or paddleboard, shellfish harvesting buckets (and permits), or scuba gear for a day of recreation. Take in views of the Olympic Mountains from one of six unsheltered, first-come, first-served picnic tables. Cook up those oysters and clams in one of three fire rings, (fires allowed during daylight hours) and enjoy an island sunset before heading to your boat or to your campsite at nearby Fort Flagler State Park.
Boats can get to this 18-acre day-use park via the channel through Kilisut Harbor. Mystery Bay offers year-round moorage, making it a popular destination with off-season sailors and yachters.
PICNIC & DAY-USE FACILITIES
The park provides six unsheltered picnic tables, all available first come, first served. Three fire rings, fires are allowed during daylight hours only. Drinking water is available. There are two vault-type restrooms, no running water, sinks or showers. Overnight camping is not allowed. Primitive campsites for boaters are available at Fort Flagler State Park.
WATER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
683 feet of moorage
Personal watercraft use
OTHER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
Located in Jefferson County on Puget Sound, Mystery Bay offers one single-lane launch ramp, which drops gently down the beach north of the floats.
Launching a boat at a state park requires one of the following:
An annual launch permit (Natural Investment Permit); or
An annual Discover Pass and a daily launch permit; or
A one-day Discover Pass and a daily launch permit.