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Fay Bainbridge Park & Campground

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, the Cascade Mountains and features sandy beaches. On clear days, Mount Rainier and Mount Baker are visible from a sandy beach.

Due to 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 Mike Mejia an email at and tell us about your stay!

Park Aerial Video


Fay-bainbridge-campsites-900pxThe new and improved campground at Fay Bainbridge Park is open for the season, and our new septic system will allow us to stay open longer in the year. The campground has 15 tent sites at $15.00-$20.00 per night with a central water location and a portable toilet. We also offer 26 sites with water at $25.00 per night, there are two restroom facilities, one with showers. Please note that there is no longer a dump station available.

Dump Station Closed – More info
All RV sites have water and some will accommodate vehicles up to 40 feet in length. These sites are 11, 12, 13 and 14. If you have a vehicle of this size please make sure that you let the office staff know when you are making your reservation, as these spaces are at a premium and very limited.

Most campsites can be reserved, including the Group Site 42. There will be 12 sites available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sites can be reserved ten days or more in advance of arrival date by calling 206-842-2306 x118 Monday-Friday between 8:30am-5:00pm. Any campsites not reserved will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations cannot be made for the Accessible site, or the Hiker/Biker/Kayaker sites.The 3 Hiker/Biker sites are available for one night only.

Reservation Rules:

  • $3.00 non-refundable reservation fee for online reservations, or $10.00 fee for reservations made over the phone
  • Two night minimum stay for reservations on weekends (Friday-Saturday)
  • You may not make a reservation within 10 days of arrival, after that time all available sites are first come first serve
  • No refund for cancellations made ten days or less from first day of reservation; for cancellations ten days or more from the first day of reservation you must call 206-842-2306 x118 before 4:30pm

Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.

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

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

CAMPING FEES (includes applicable taxes)

Payment is accepted with MasterCard or Visa, debit or credit card or cash, at the time the campsite is reserved. We do not take American Express. If you are drop-in camping without a reservation, we have an automated fee station that accepts Visa or MasterCard and cash, but exact change only as the machine does not give change. Thank you!

Beach RV and Tent Sites 1-17 & 19-26$25/night**
Camp Host Site. Site 18. As available.$35/night**
Tent Sites 27-35$15/night**
Premium Tent Sites 36-41$20/night**
Group Camp Site 42. Private site for up to 16 people.$65/night**
Additional Vehicle Parking (more than 1/campsite)$10/night**
Hike/Bike-In Area (one night only)$7/person**
Shower Use$0.25/90 sec*

* Includes Sales Tax
**Includes Sales and Lodging Tax


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 BI Park District office at (206) 842-2306 ext 118.


Available in 4 hour time blocks, 11am-3pm or 4pm-8pm
Click here to see entire fee schedule.

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


Fay Bainbridge 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.


The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District is looking for a Volunteer Camp Host for the beautiful Fay Bainbridge Park on Bainbridge Island, Washington. It is just a 30 minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle.

The campsite has breathtaking views of Seattle and the mountains. Several types of wildlife and a large variety of birds including eagles and osprey can be spotted at Fay Bainbridge Park. This is a great opportunity to spend time in a wonderful location and meet fellow travelers.

Camp host duties vary but generally include providing visitor information, selling wood for campfires, reinforcing camp rules with the public and general housekeeping of bathrooms and picnic shelters. Most hosts work approximately 10-20 hours a week and, in exchange for those services, the hosts are provided with a campsite during their stay that has power, septic and water.

Volunteer Camp Host must pass a background check. Available months are May, June and October.

Please contact for more information.

Volunteer Application


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 following resources provided by the WA State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Call the WDFW hotline: 1-866-880-5431 or visit


Located on the northeast side 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 stoplight and big brown sign with directions to park. Turn left at 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 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 traffic light and big brown sign with directions to park. Here, turn right onto Day Rd. NE. Travel approximately two miles to a T-intersection. Turn left onto Sunrise Drive NE, and continue 1.7 miles to park entrance on the right.


We hope you enjoy your time on Bainbridge Island!

Here are a few helpful links:

Ferry Schedule

Kitsap Transit

Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce