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Shine Tidelands State Park
Small Boy Fishing ©
Gone fishin.
Campfire and Hotdogs ©
Roasting hot dogs over an open fire.
202 NE Park St
Poulsbo, Washington   98370

Phone: 360-779-3205
Shine Tidelands State Park is a 13-acre seasonal day-use park with 5,000 feet of tideland along Bywater Bay. At high tide, there is little beach available to the visitor. Low-tide shellfish-harvesting opportunities nearby. Kayaking and windsurfing are popular on the beach.

Park hours/updates:

Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk.Winter: Closes October 30 reopens March 26.
Nature of the Area
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Raccoons? Crows or Ravens? Ducks? Eagles? Geese? Grouse? Gulls? Hawks? Herons? Hummingbirds? Jays? Owls? Pheasants? Quail? Woodpeckers? Wrens? Clams? Crabs? Mussels? Octopuses? Oysters? Scallops? Sea Birds? Sea Cucumbers? Seals? Shrimp? Squid? Starfish? Bullhead? Cod? Perch? Red Snapper? Salmon

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life ? Alder? Eel Grass? Seaweed
History of the Area
Shine Tidelands became part of the State Park system in 1967. The park property was formerly a portion of the Wolfe Property, named after original owners Elmer and Sophia Wolfe.
Park Store
Available in the area? Auto repair? Camping? Diesel? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Gifts? Golf? Groceries? Overnight Accommodations? Pay phone? Propane? White gas? Wood? Swimming

Most services are available within a few miles of park. Camping and hookups are at Kitsap Memorial, five miles away.
The park allows for primitive hand-launching of personal watercraft. There is no fee.

Shine Tidelands State Park is located near Bainbridge Island, Bremerton and Edmonds

The park provides four unsheltered picnic tables, available first-come, first-served. No fires are permitted on the beach or on park property.
Area Attractions
Water Activities Other? Fishing (saltwater)? Clamming? Crabbing? Oysters? Beachcombing? Bird Watching? Sailboarding? Wildlife Viewing

No fires are allowed on beach or park property. All Department of Fish & Wildlife rules apply in the park. Check publications for regulations on shellfish gathering.

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Area Campgrounds
Eagle Tree RV Park
16280 State Highway 305
Poulsboy, WA
Nearby Hotels

Located seven miles south of Port Ludlow, Wash., off of Paradise Bay Rd in Jefferson County.

From Seattle: Take Seattle/Bainbridge Island Ferry to Bainbridge Island, and follow Hwy. 305 east to Hwy. 3. Drive north over Hood Canal Bridge to Paradise Bay Rd., and follow signs to Shine Tidelands.


Washington State Parks