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Fay Bainbridge Park, Bainbridge Island

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
Fay Bainbridge Park is a locally operated, public recreation area situated immediately south of the Point Monroe sandspit on the northeast tip of Bainbridge Island, Washington and is open from dusk to dark. The park comprises of land, including of shoreline on Puget Sound.The park offers beach activities and camping in addition to views of Puget Sound, the Cascade Mountains and two volcanoes: Mount Rainier and Mount Baker.HistoryIn 1944, the state purchased the land for the park for $5,000 from the estate of Temple S. Fay with the stipulation that the Washington State Park System maintain the name Fay. Temple S. Fay was a neurosurgeon who introduced the use of hypothermia in medical and surgical illnesses and who also developed rehabilitation procedures based upon analysis of phylogenetic movements. Fay taught at the University of Washington. His two children honored their father's desire to make the area a park.
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  • Since the local Bainbridge Parks district assumed management from State this has seen constant improvement. It is a year-around beach park with adjoining campsites and picnic areas. Camping from small...  read more »
  • Tent Camping: $15 per night Max Stay: 10 nights I wanted to find a secure, well managed, relaxing place to test my camping gear outside of the city (Seattle). Fay Bainbridge Park, turned out to be alm...  read more »
  • A beautiful beach that is well maintained and the perfect place to take kids to play or for a picnic. The drift wood is fun for the kids and makes for a beautiful setting. There is also a great walkwa...  read more »
  • I really like this state park. It's one of the very few public shoreline access places on north Bainbridge. There's a good walking beach, and great views toward the east, and the Cascades. There's also a little known camping place for kayakers. If you're interested in ships, all of the marine traffic coming to Seattle and Tacoma pass by here, too.
  • Love this park. From seeing marine life (seals and birds), to watching ships go by, to when the eagles are nesting in a tree or two there, you can't go wrong. I have yet to camp here but I think that is going to happen soon as you can camp right on the other side of the drift wood (trees).
  • My mom and I went there with our friend Stefanie and her mom when we came and visited with her a couple of weeks ago. The island is nice and you can see Downtown Seattle, Downtown Everett, and Mount Rainier from the Island. Definitely recommended to see this place when you are in Bainbridge Island/Poulsbo.
  • Beautiful sky, reasonably quiet and great view. Sites are smaller but everyone was very polite. :)
  • Beautiful park. Nice, typical puget sound beach (rocks, not sand), with the unique feature of driftwood logs you climb over and around to get to the beach.
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