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. Look for the basketball hoop. Camping for those arriving by boat is by reservation only – call (360) 427-9670 x535.
Location: On the south 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.
Water: Potable water spigot next to picnic shelter.
Sanitation: Flush toilets available year-round, 100 feet southwest 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
Special Considerations: Year-round caretakers live across the driveway from the toilets. Strict no alcohol policy. Will need to sign a waiver by email.
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: Required. Call Mason County Parks 360-427-9670 x535 at (360) 427-9670 x535