Manchester State Park, Port Orchard

4.3
#69 of 142 in Nature in Washington State
Manchester State Park is a 111acre Washington state park with of shoreline on the Kitsap Peninsula. It was at one time a harbor defense installation for the protection of nearby Bremerton, then a fuel supply depot and Navy fire-fighting station. The park contains a former torpedo warehouse built in 1901, a mining casement, and a gun battery. Park activities include picnicking, camping, boating, fishing, hiking on of trails, birdwatching, volleyball, wildlife viewing, and horseshoes.
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  • August 9, 2017
    I absolutely LOVE this park. I go to this park 3-4 times a month. It's extremely clean and so much to see. It's great to just go to relax as well as hiking some great little trails. A lot of great wil...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    A go to location for established park camping. The camping sites are a mixture of sites with hook ups and with out. There is a group site, a few tandem sites, an ADA accessible, and some kayak sites. ...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    This park is beautiful! Very well maintained, plenty of picnic tables, BBQ grills and hiking trails. They also have campgrounds with full hook ups. Bathrooms are clean.  more »
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  • June 4, 2017
    Love the park, so much history to be seen. Great trails and nice beachfront. Nice place for an afternoon. Camping spots are also very nice.
  • February 18, 2017
    Its a great place to go for an easy walk in nature. It has a slight variance in hiking trails. Theres some that take you up and through the hills and easier ones along the coast with views of the ferry and surrounding areas. During the week there is less people so its ideal for walks with shy dogs, or go for a quiet place to write or play guitar. I recommend visiting here its a hidden gem.
  • July 2, 2017
    It's a beautiful State Park, with a nice beach for exploring tidepools. And there is now a place to rent kayaks too!
  • June 10, 2017
    Great views and hiking. Love to watch the ferry crossing and on a clear day, you can see Mt. Rainier.
  • July 8, 2017
    Nice place for a wedding in the pavilion. Beautiful views!

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