Are you a boater craving island time? Do you paddle the Puget Sound on your days off? Or are you a dinner-cruiser visiting Seattle and eager to try the Native American meal and cultural event at Tillicum?
Accessible only by boat, Blake Island offers a change of pace not far from Seattle. In addition to the Native American-themed Tillicum events, this destination features blue waters, peaceful trails, driftwood-scattered beaches and views of the city and Mt. Rainier.
Once off the boat, let your boots or bicycle take you down miles of trail to the island's interior, where forest animals and birds make appearances. Or stay near the water and fish, dig for clams in season or go scuba diving. Arriving by human-powered watercraft? Hunker down in one of the Cascadia Marine Trail campsites at the west end of the island for majestic sunsets over the Olympic Mountains.
Whether you're lounging on your vessel, kayaking the Cascadia Marine Trail, or enjoying Tillicum as part of a tour, Blake Island will exceed expectations.
Blake Island Marine State Park is a 1,127-acre, marine camping park with 5 miles of saltwater beach shoreline. The park is reachable only by tour boat or private boat. A Northwest flavors-inspired buffet meal with traditionally prepared alder fire-roasted fish and a live stage performance featuring Northwest Native American storytelling are offered at Argosy Cruises' Tillicum Excursion.
PICNIC & DAY-USE FACILITIES
Two picnic shelters with a fire circle for groups of 100 people or less. No electricity is available. Fires are permitted only in designated fire circles at individual campsites. Barbeque grills are located in the day-use area.
7.5 miles of bike trails
8 miles of hiking trails
WATER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
1,500 feet of moorage
OTHER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
Fire circles (2 sheltered)
Horseshoe pits (2)
Located in Kitsap County on Puget Sound, Blake Island offers 1,500 feet of moorage dock and 24 mooring buoys. Electrical service is available at the docks for a $6 fee.
A boat pumpout is also available.
The campground has 44 standard sites, three Cascadia Marine Trail sites, one marine dump station, four restrooms (one ADA) and one shower area. All campsites are first come, first served. During winter months, the water is turned off in the west campground and the restroom is closed. A vault toilet is available.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.