This park offers one of the best views of Seattle and a panoramic vista of the Cascade Mountains that includes two volcanoes: Baker and Rainier. It also makes a great base camp for exploration of the local waters. The park is very popular and busy during the summer months.
One of our members has written a lovely historical document on the park. Download Fay Bainbridge Park and read it at your leisure.
Approach: Easy at low and high tide. Occasional floating logs at high tide are easily avoided. The beach is primarily sand with some gravel mix.
Location: Northeast side of Bainbridge Island.The Cascadia Marine Trail site is S of the picnic shelter on the E side near the volleyball court. Site is about 100 ft. from shore at high tide
Hazards: Subject to winds.
Sanitation: Flush toilets and hot showers
Overflow: There are 3 hiker/biker campsites in the park in addition to the CMT site.
Fires: One beach fire ring
Extras: 2 picnic tables, children’s playground
Fees: $7/boat or $15 per site
Special Considerations: Campsites are closed from Oct. 15 to Apr. 30, and may close additional nights due to freezing weather.
Natural History: At the park entrance is a display of a bell donated by the Kitsap County Historical Society. This bell was brought to the area from San Francisco in 1883 by Cpt. Jeremiah Farnham. The bell was to proclaim important community events to the citizens of Port Madison. The park was acquired in 1944 from Mr. and Mrs. Temple S. Fay.
Watch a video! This video was taken starting at the beach. This may help if you are paddling to the site. Remember to mark your waypoints on your chart before you go, and carry a compass, GPS and marine radio.