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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 and tell us about your stay!

Park Aerial Video


The 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 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 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.

Dump Station Closed – More info

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 only be made online
  • $3.00 non-refundable reservation fee for online reservations
  • 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.

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!

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**
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 Park District at (206) 842-2302.


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

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 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.


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 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