Don't forget to pack a picnic for your date at Scenic Beach. This Hood Canal state park was recently named "Best Romantic Spot" by area residents.
Is your dog the love of your life these days, or does Fido tend to get lost in the chaos of family life? Either way, your pooch will be thrilled to walk with you on the shore. Scenic Beach is dog friendly, just don't forget the leash.
A short drive from Bremerton, Scenic Beach State Park is the quintessential out-in-the-country neighborhood park. Its beaches and shaded picnic areas are a mecca for locals, while the park is also a popular wedding site and camping park for out-of-towners.
This picturesque little park, with its views of Mount Olympus hovering over the toothy Olympic mountain range, welcomes everyone. Groomed trails provide access to the historic Emel House, a pretty gazebo and a country garden, all of which add to the charm of Scenic Beach.
Scenic Beach State Park is a 121-acre camping park with 1,500 feet of saltwater beachfront on Hood Canal. The restored 1912 Emel House, plus a gazebo and stellar views have made it a popular wedding venue. The park is known for its wild, native rhododendrons in spring.
PICNIC & DAY-USE FACILITIES
The park offers one kitchen shelter with electricity, plus six sheltered and 60 unsheltered picnic tables. The kitchen shelter holds 100 guests and provides one large BBQ brazier and two electrical outlets. Reservations can be made online or by calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
Personal watercraft use
OTHER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
Fire circles (2)
Horseshoe pits (2)
Volleyball fields (2)
A watercraft launch is 0.5 mile east of the park and is administered by the Department of Fish and Game. A sticker is required for launching. Dock and moorage are available at Seabeck, 1 mile east of the park.
The park has 50 standard campsites, two hiker/biker sites, one dump station, two restrooms (both ADA) and four showers. Eighteen pull-through sites accommodate 32-foot camping units (no hookups). Bicycles may be ridden only on pavement, and riders must use caution in this hilly campground with blind curves.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.