Hope Island State Park


If island adventure is what you are seeking, you will be delighted with Hope Island (www.parks.wa.gov/parks).  It is one of Puget Sound’s rare jewels that awaits discovery and just like Robinson Crusoe you can be lord of the island while exploring this uninhabited treasure!

Commander Charles Wilkes named Hope Island for one of his crew in 1841.  Wilkes was engaged in the mission of charting Puget Sound in the mid 1800’s.  The Island is a 106 acre site and part of the 140 mile long Cascadia Marine Watertrail on the Eastern side of Mason County.  Reachable only by boat, it is covered with Old Growth forests, saltwater marshes and a 1.5 mile long beach.  Activities include hiking through two miles of trails, fishing, clamming, beachcombing, bird watching and sea kayaking.  There is limited primitive camping on the island in addition to marine camping offshore.  No water is available, but there are two vault toilets.

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So bring your spy glass and walking stick and come create your own adventure!