Walker County Park

This park features large trees that were central to the economy of the area. There is a covered shelter but call ahead to see if it has been reserved. Ideal for family outings with its children’s play area, barbecue grills, restrooms, and basketball court. Camping for those arriving by boat is by reservation only – call 360.427.9670 x 535.

Approach: Pebble beach or the concrete of an older boat ramp. Bring your boat up to the pull-out area next to the site, as there is no beach at high tide.

Location: On the southern shore of Hammersly Inlet, 1.5 miles east of Shelton

Hazards: Check tide charts carefully: tidal currents run between 3-6 knots in Hammersley Inlet.

Sites: 10

Water: Potable water spigot next to picnic shelter

Sanitation: Flush toilets available year-round, 100 feet south-west of the site.

Overflow: To the west, beyond the children’s play area

Fires: Fire pits and grills available

Extras: Basketball court, children’s play area

Fees: Free

Special Considerations: Walker Park is available for camping by reservation only. Please call Mason County Parks for reservations – 360.427.9670 ext. 535. Year-round caretakers live across the driveway from the toilets. Strict no alcohol policy.

Natural History: At the end of the 19th century, this area was known as Saeger Landing, named for the family that homesteaded here. In the early 1900’s, young people seeking entertainment would row from Shelton to this site for picnics and camping. There were at that time no roads to the property, so the park could only be reached by boat The property was later acquired by a large lumber company, Puget Mill Company. The company donated the property to the County in the 1940’s and the local Grange cleared the site to create the park that exists today.

Reservations: Yes. Call 360.427.967 x535

Latitude: 47.202483
Longitude: -123.06045

Additional Resources: Google Maps Page, Guide Book PDF