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  • Forestry thinning for safety, forest health and park values is underway at near Beausite Lake Road of Gibbs Lake County Park. The Silent Alder Loop and all other trails accessed from Beausite Lake Road are closed for safety purposes. Please use the Gibbs Lake Road parking lot to access the main Gibbs Lake Trails – all of which are still open. Please call 360-385-9160 if you have any questions. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve our forest.
  • If you are planning a gathering at HJ Carroll's Rotary Pavilion, Salmon Shelter, or Indian Island's Lyons Club Shelter we are requesting you make a reservation through our website . All outdoor social gatherings must be limited to five (5) people from outside your household as per the current COVID-19 Guidelines. You can find our facilities availability at our facilities calendar page.
  • The Lake Leland day use park, boat ramp, fishing dock and waterfront area will be open again on Monday, December 7, 2020 after a construction project by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

    The campground is closed for the season but will re-open on April 1, 2021. Thank you for your patience as we installed a new fishing dock, restroom, and improve the parking area. Please call 360-385-9129 for more information.
  • Metal detecting is prohibited in all Jefferson County Parks. [Ord. 12.25.190]
  • Pickleball is not allowed on the HJ Carroll Basketball Courts.
  • Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Tax ID is: 91-6001322

Park Use Update

Current County Park Status


  • Port Townsend Rec Center
  • Campgrounds (Oak Bay, Lake Leland, and Quilcene) 


  • Day-use parks and restrooms
  • All trails 
  • Open space areas
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Playgrounds
  • Picnic shelters: drop in use only (5 person max) 

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.