Hope Island

Hope Island State Park near Olympia is one of the jewels of the south Puget Sound. It has easy access from many sea kayak launch points and is a great place for camping. This island park features a Cascade Marine Trail camp and a number of individual park campsites. A trail network on the island offers a walk through varied old growth forest. During extreme low tides (below ~2 ft), a reef east of the island is uncovered providing fascinating views of marine life.

Launch points

  • Boston Harbor
  • Arcadia Point

on the water and on the island

Hope Island State Park is one of the jewels of the south sound.  The island park features a Cascade Marine Trail camp as well as a number of individual park campsites.  A trail network on the island offers a walk through varied old growth forest. During extreme low tides (below ~2 ft), a reef east of the island uncovers providing fascinating marine life viewing.

Information for Leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the recommended party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • The Mountaineers has a commercial use permit with Washington State Parks for all free and fee-based outings at state parks. Leaders should carry a print or digital copy of our  commercial use permit to show rangers they may encounter. 
  • Difficulty: Sea Kayak II
  • Length: 12.0 nm
Map
  • MapTech Puget Sound Chart No. 100
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Weekend Trips - Hope Island

Youth Youth activity: Junior MAC - SPRING
Weekend trips for Jr MAC youth and their families to get out, practice their outdoor
Difficulty: Sea Kayak II
Sat, Jun 24, 2023 - Sun, Jun 25, 2023
No Prerequisites
11 participants
Registration closes Jun 22
Olympia Branch
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