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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. 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, 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, with 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 and some will accommodate vehicles up to 40 feet in length. These sites are 11, 12, 13 and 14, these spaces are at a premium and very limited.

Most campsites can be reserved. Sites and cabins can be reserved online ten days or more in advance of arrival date. Any sites 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 three Hiker/Biker sites are available for one night only.

Reservation Rules:

  • Reservations can be made online, in person, and over the phone.
  • $3.00 non-refundable reservation fee for online reservations
  • $10.00 reservation fee for reservations made by calling the Park District at 206-842-2302 or in person at the Aquatic Center.
  • ADA Accessible RV Site 17 is available for reservation by phone only, please call 206-842-2302.
  • $10.00 fee for cancellations made at least 10 days in advance of the first day of your reservation. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made less than 10 days before your arrival. 
  • 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 206-842-2302 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 the hours of 8:00am and 9:00pm.

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.

Fay Campground Grid

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 dollar amount only as the machine does not give change. Thank you!

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 Acessible Site 17: To book our ADA Accessible Site, proof of ADA documentation is required. If proof is not available upon arrival, the site reservation will be lost without refund. 

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 4 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 the hours of 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 the age of 18 cannot rent a tent site, RV site, cabin, or occupy an 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-day period. 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 campsite, shelter, and cabin fire rings and standup BBQ’s. The campfire flame must not exceed two feet 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 from local vendors, see information kiosks for local vendor list.

 

  1. Vehicles. RV sites are allowed one towing vehicle and one towed vehicle per site. Example: one truck and trailer combo or 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 gravel parking pad. One vehicle per tent or cabin site is included in 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 or otherwise disturb or damage the natural or cultural features anywhere in the park.
    3. No person shall allow their pet to bite or in any way harass or annoy other park visitors, including other pets. No person shall allow their pet to bark or otherwise 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 the proper collection and disposal of their pet waste in any of the camping or cabin sites.

 

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

 

  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 are only permitted in designated campsites, or in 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 any 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 are subject to expulsion from park property with no right to refund or reimbursement of any kind.
    VOLUNTEER CAMP HOST

    The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District engages every year a Volunteer Camp Host at 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.

    Please contact Tom Banman at tomb@biparks.org for more information.

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

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

    DRIVING DIRECTIONS
    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.

    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