Fay Bainbridge Park & Campground

If you are trying to book within the next ten days: while it shows that the campground is full (due to the 10-day reservation rule, see below), October-April, there is plenty of space to drop in. Electricity is now available to all RV sites. Please call 206-842-3931 to double-check availability.

Notice for Hiker/Biker Campers: Hiker/biker campsites have moved from the north end of the campground to the south end, adjacent to the kayaker site. The north end of the campground is now for day use only.

Park Overview:

Fay Bainbridge - kids on logs

Fay Bainbridge Park is a 17-acre marine camping park with 1,420 feet of saltwater shoreline on the northeast corner of Bainbridge Island. The park offers sweeping views of Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains and features sandy beaches. On clear days, Mount Rainier and Mount Baker are visible from a sandy beach.

Due to seasonal high water conditions, restrooms may be closed intermittently throughout the winter. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Have you been a guest at our park? We’d love to hear from you! Send Tom Banman an email at tomb@biparks.org and tell us about your stay!

Park Aerial Video

CAMPING

The campground has 14 tent sites at $20.00 per night, with a central water location and a portable toilet. We also offer 26 RV sites with water and electricity, ADA-accessible site 17 at $40.00 per night, and three cabins at $95.00. There are two restroom facilities, one with showers. Please note that there is no longer a dump station available.

All RV sites have water and electricity. Limited premium sites (Sites 11-14) will accommodate vehicles up to 40 feet in length.

Most campsites can be reserved. Sites and cabins can be booked online ten days or more in advance of the arrival date. Any sites not reserved will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations cannot be made for the Accessible sites, the Hiker/Biker/Kayaker sites. The three Hiker/Biker sites are available for one night only.

Reservation Rules:

  1. Reservations can be made online, in person, and over the phone.
  2. $3.00 non-refundable reservation fee for online reservations
  3. $10.00 reservation fee for reservations made by calling the Park District at 206-842-2302 or in person at the Aquatic Center.
  4. ADA Accessible RV Site 17 is available for reservation by phone; please call 206-842-2302.
  5. $10.00 fee for cancellations made at least ten days before the first day of your reservation. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made less than ten days before your arrival.
  6. You may not make a reservation within ten days of arrival; after that time, all available sites are first come, first serve.
  7. No refund for cancellations made ten days or less from the first day of reservation; for cancellations ten days or more from the first day of the reservation, you must call 206-842-2302 before 4:30pm.

Check-in time for campsites is 2:30pm, and check-out time is 1:00pm; for cabins, check-in time is 3:00pm, and check-out time is 11:00am.

Quiet hours are from 10:00pm to 6:30am. Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between 8:00am and 9:00pm.

Length of stay: You may stay up to 10 days in any 30 days during the summer. Please click here for FAQs and park rules.

Fay Campground Grid

CAMPING FEES (includes applicable taxes)

Payment is accepted with MasterCard or Visa, debit or credit card, or cash when the campsite is reserved; American Express is not accepted.

If you are drop-in camping without a reservation, we have an automated fee station that accepts Visa or MasterCard and cash, but the exact dollar amount only, as the machine does not give change. 

SitePrice
RV Sites 1-26$40/night**
Tent Sites 27-40$20/night**
Cabins 1, 2, and 3$95/night**
Additional Vehicle Parking (more than 1/campsite or cabin)$10/night**
Hike/Bike-In Area (one night only)$7/person**
Kayaker (one night only)$7/person**
Firewood$6/bundle*
Shower Use$0.25/90 sec*

* Includes Sales Tax
**Includes Sales and Lodging Tax

ADA Accessible Site 17: Proof of ADA documentation is required to book our ADA Accessible Site. The site reservation will be lost without a refund if a proof is unavailable upon arrival.

PICNIC SHELTERS

There are two shelters, both with water and electricity. There are also 10-12 unsheltered picnic tables. Both shelters are available by reservation and will accommodate groups of up to 50 people. For reservations, phone the Park District at (206) 842-2302.

RESERVATIONS/RENTALS

Available in four-hour time blocks, 11am-3pm or 4pm-8pm

LocationPrice
Hillside Picnic Shelter Rental (Click here to view PDF)$120/4 hour block for non-commercial
Extra Hours$30.00/hour
Beach Picnic Shelter Rental (Click here to view PDF)$140/4 hour block for non-commercial
Extra Hours$35.00/hour

park_faybainbridge_hillsideshelter_0616    Beach Shelter

Hillside Picnic Shelter                                                 Beach Picnic Shelter

BOATING

Fay Bainbridge Park and nearby Fort Ward Park are both designations of the Washington Watertrails Association Cascadia Marine Trail, and camping is available at specified beach campsites. Fort Ward Park has a boat launch available.

RULES AND REGULATIONS
  1. Quiet Hours. Quiet hours are between the hours of 10:00pm and 7:00am. Bainbridge Island Municipal Code (BIMC Ch1.26).

 

  1. Hours of Operation. Fay Bainbridge Park is open for day use from dawn until dusk every day. The park is closed to day use at dusk. Guests of campers are considered day users and are to leave at dusk.

 

  1. Power Generators. Power generators may only be used between 8:00am and 9:00pm, are only allowed in the RV sites, and must not disrupt the neighboring campers’ stay.

 

  1. Notice of Payment. If you have paid for your site at the on-site pay station, attach your receipt to the holder on the site post or cabin location.

 

  1. Maximum Occupation. The maximum number of people per tent camping or cabin site is eight.

 

  1. Minors. Minors under 18 cannot rent a tent site, RV site, or cabin or occupy overnight accommodation without an adult staying with them during their entire visit. The Bainbridge Island Police Department and/or Child Protection Services may be called if minors are left alone in campsites or cabins unaccompanied by an adult.

 

  1. Length of Stay. Camping and cabin rentals are limited to a 10-night stay in any 30 days. Hiker/biker and kayak tent sites are limited to a two-night stay in any 30-day period.

 

  1. Kayak Tent Site. The tent sites designated for human-powered watercraft can be available to any tent camper if unoccupied after dusk.

 

  1. Fireworks. Per City of Bainbridge Island Ordinance No. 2019-21, the discharging of consumer fireworks is prohibited on Bainbridge Island and in all parks.

 

  1. Fires. Fires on the beach are prohibited. Fires are only permitted in campsites, shelters, cabin fire rings, and standup BBQs. The campfire flame must not exceed two feet in height.

 

  1. Firewood. Gathering of beach driftwood and forest wood for campfires is prohibited. Firewood may be available to purchase from the pay station and Camp Host or local vendors; see information kiosks for the local vendor list.

 

  1. Vehicles. RV sites are allowed one towing vehicle and one towed vehicle per site. Example: a truck and trailer combo, a Class A RV, and a towed vehicle. If an RV site is used for tent camping, two vehicles are allowed if no trailer or RV is included and they fit onto the site’s gravel parking pad. One vehicle per tent or cabin site is included in the overnight fee. Additional vehicles associated with a site rental can be parked in the general parking areas for a fee. Tickets for each additional vehicle are $10 per night and are purchased at the on-site pay station. Pay station receipt must be attached to the clip on the site post or cabin holder.

 

  1. Pets
    1. All pets must be kept under physical control, on a leash, and no greater than 8 feet from the handler. Pets must be physically always restrained in the park.
    2. Pets may not be allowed to dig, disturb, or damage the natural or cultural features anywhere in the park.
    3. No person shall allow their pet to bite or harass or annoy other park visitors, including other pets. No person shall allow their pet to bark or disturb the other campers.
    4. Any person bringing a pet into the park shall collect and dispose of the animal feces in a trash waste container. Dog bags are provided at stations in the park for this use.
    5. Pets are not allowed in restroom buildings unless they are service dogs.
    6. Pets are allowed in cabins.
    7. Pet owners are responsible for properly collecting and disposing of their pet waste in any camping or cabin sites.

 

  1. Smoking. Smoking is not allowed in cabins, restrooms, or beach shelters.

 

  1. Firearms and Other Weapons. No person shall discharge or propel across, in, or onto any park area any firearm, bow and arrow, spear, spear gun, air or gas weapon, or device capable of injuring or killing any person or animal or damage or destroy any public or private property.

 

  1. Remotely Operated Aircraft and Drones. Due to roosting and nesting American Bald Eagles, remotely operated aircraft and drones are prohibited from use anywhere in the park.

 

  1. Alcohol and Drugs.
    1. The consumption of alcohol or legal drugs is only permitted in designated campsites or overnight accommodations by registered occupants and their guests.
    2. In any reservable group day-use facility by any authorized group with alcohol approved and authorized in the rental agreement.
    3. In designated picnic areas.
    4. Underage use of either alcohol or legal drugs is not permitted on park lands.
    5. The use or manufacturing of any illegal substance, including drugs, is prohibited and will result in expulsion and law enforcement action.
    6. Public intoxication or misconduct that disrupts or causes conflict with other park users will not be tolerated, and local law enforcement will intervene when necessary. This may also result in expulsion and/or trespass from park properties.

 

  1. Sleeping in Vehicles. Sleeping in vehicles is only allowed in the RV sites and Campsite #39. It is not permitted anywhere else in the park.

 

  1. Expulsion from Park Areas. Any person failing to comply with any park rule or regulation is subject to expulsion from park property with no right to refund or reimbursement.
    VOLUNTEER CAMP HOST

    Fay Bainbridge Park is a 17-acre marine camping park with 1,420 feet of saltwater shoreline on the northeast corner of Bainbridge Island. The park contains 26 RV Sites, 14 tent sites, and currently 3 (soon to be 5) rustic cabins. It offers sweeping views of Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains and features sandy beaches. On clear days, Mount Rainier and Mount Baker are visible from a sandy beach.

    Our Camp Hosts are guests’ first point of contact when they arrive at our campground. The Camp Host will greet the public, assist them with questions, help guests find a site, or provide guidance about the local area.

    The Camp Host is responsible for checking trash and recycling bins daily and essential maintenance of the grounds, sites, restrooms, amenities, and additional facilities. The Camp Host will prepare campsites, maintain a reservation list, and inform guests of the campground rules. Managers assign other duties and projects.

    Camp Host will be provided an appropriate RV space with full hookups and have access to free WiFi, electricity, and a Park District cell phone.

    Approximate start date: May 1

    For more information, please get in touch with Tom Banman at Tomb@biparks.org.

    Volunteer Application

    SHELLFISH HARVESTING PROHIBITED

    Shellfish Harvesting is prohibited at this site to protect the eelgrass beds per Park Board direction. Thank you for helping us protect the delicate Salish Sea marine habitat. For other alternatives, please see the resources provided by the WA State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    Call the WDFW hotline at 1-866-880-5431 or visit http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/shellfish/beaches

    DRIVING DIRECTIONS

    Fay Bainbridge Park is located in the northeast portion of Bainbridge Island on Puget Sound in Kitsap County.

    Park address:
    15446 Sunrise Drive
    Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

    Google Map

    From Poulsbo:

    Take Hwy. 305 toward Bainbridge Island. Cross the Agate Pass Bridge. After three miles, come to a stoplight and a big brown sign with directions to park. Turn left at the traffic light onto Day Rd. NE. Travel approximately two miles to a T-intersection. Turn left onto Sunrise Drive NE, and continue 1.7 miles to the park entrance on the right.

    From the Seattle-Bainbridge Island Ferry:

    Continue straight off the ferry onto Hwy. 305. Continue out of town approximately five miles to a traffic light and a big brown sign with directions to park. Here, turn right onto Day Rd. NE. Travel about two miles to a T-intersection. Turn left onto Sunrise Drive NE, and continue 1.7 miles to the park entrance on the right.

    VISITOR INFORMATION

    We hope you enjoy your time on Bainbridge Island!

    Here are a few helpful links:

    Ferry Schedule
    Kitsap Transit
    Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce