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, barbeque grills, restrooms, and basketball court. Camping for those arriving by boat is by reservation only – call 360.427.9670 x 535.
Location: On the S shore of Hammersly Inlet, 1.5 mi E of Shelton
Hazards: Check tide charts carefully: tidal currents run between 3-6 knots in Hammersley Inlet.
Water: Potable water spigot next to picnic shelter
Sanitation: Flush toilets available year-round, 100' SW of the site.
Overflow: W beyond the children's play area
Fires: Fire pits and grills available
Extras: Basketball court, children's play area
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