Manchester State Park, Port Orchard

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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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  • We sold our home and plan to move to Mexico. In the meantime we needed to stay in our travel trailer for a few days, so we stayed here. Most importantly it’s not manned full time, rather 4 hours a day...  more »
  • I love this park. Walking trails. Lots WW1 bunkers, torpedo storage open from WW1 Can reserve torpedo room for functions. BBQ pits, sound with a Beautiful view, clean restroom Camper spots. Volley bal...  more »
  • This is a lovely little state park with a beautiful covered picnic building that was originally built for mine storage. There are other covered picnic shelters, plenty of tables, and some lovely trail...  more »
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  • We love this park! I grew in the area and as kids we would fish and explore there often! My wife and I got married there a few years back and had a wonderful experience. We rented out the torpedo warehouse and saved a ton of money relative to a traditional venue. The park staff were very helpful in the planning process. Whether you're wanting to get hitched or just visit one of Washington's great parks you can't go wrong with Manchester.
  • Absolutely blown away with this park. The trails here are gorgeous. They sport several fantastic views of Puget Sound with Mt Rainier in the background and you'll be surrounded by a huge old growth forrest for most of the hike. Beware of the Poison Oak though. Littered through out the whole park are the ruins of the old battery that was supposed to reside here. A couple of informational signs give a little backstory to them as well. The park has countless grills and picnic tables, as well as horse shoes, volleyball and a huge pavilion. The only draw back is the beach it's self. When I was here it was covered in seaweed and algae and produced a rancid smell similar to sulfur pots in Yellow Stone. The camp ground area is also very nice. Water and power at every site and bathrooms and dumpsters are close to almost all sites. There is also a group camping area that is available for private group use with a bathroom, open field, showers, group fire pit, outdoor pavilion. All in all I would recommend this park to anyone who loves the outdoors.
  • A nice park with some killer views of the water. Note though that you have to pay to enter or have a discovery pass
  • Had a great time camping here. Clean and well supplied restrooms, some private-ish campsites and drinkable water. I will definitely go here again.
  • Can't go in the water let alone the beach I sunk ankle deep in oil but the sites are great. Lots of rules if broken fines it says I think we are missing something everyone says it's so great I'm sad the hiking also just dirt roads still had fun making memories

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