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  • The Lake Leland day use park, boat ramp, fishing dock and waterfront area will be closed for a construction project beginning on Monday, August 24, 2020 and ending on November 25, 2020.

    During this project, there will be no public access to the Lake Leland waterfront for fishing, boating, or swimming. 

    The campground will remain open until October 31, 2020. Thank you for your patience as we install a new fishing dock, restroom, and improve the parking area. Please call 360-385-9129 for more information.
  • Jefferson County is in Phase 2 of the Washington State Covid-19 Response. Gatherings are limited to 5 people. No facility reservations for events are being accepted, however our parks, shelters, and campgrounds are open, and may be used on a first come first served basis if Washington State Covid-19 rules are followed. Thank you.
  • Chimacum County Park and the forested county properties in the vicinity of the park will be closed for tree thinning operations from September 8, 2020 to October 19, 2020. For more information please contact Jefferson County Parks and Recreation at 360-385-9160.
  • The Port Townsend Recreation Center is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. 
  • During this challenging time, please make an extra effort to follow our basic park rules: keep dogs on a leash, no dogs on athletic fields, and no motorized scooters in any of our parks. Thank you.
  • Pickleball is not allowed on the HJ Carroll Basketball Courts.
  • Metal detecting is prohibited in all Jefferson County Parks. [Ord. 12.25.190]
  • Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Tax ID is: 91-6001322

Park Use Update

Current County Park Status


  • Port Townsend Rec Center


  • Day-use parks and restrooms
  • All trails 
  • Open space areas
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Playgrounds
  • Picnic shelters: drop in use only (5 person max,) no reservations accepted at this time.
  • Campgrounds (Oak Bay, Lake Leland, and Quilcene) open June 25 at 12 noon

Safe Park Use in All Parks
The following public health rules were adopted by the National Parks and Recreation Association, apply to all park users. Click here for more information.

  • Do not use parks if you have any symptoms or are sick
  • Observe CDC minimum social distance of 6’ from another person at all times
  • Share the trail, alert other users as you pass and make space for each other
  • Follow CDC guidelines for personal hygiene – carry hand sanitizer and do not touch your face

More Information

  • For more information about Jefferson County Parks, please call 360-385-9129.
  • For more information about City of Port Townsend Parks, please see or call 360-344-3064.