- Parks and Facilities
Kayak Point Regional County Park
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- Boat Launch
- Picnic Shelters
- Picnic Tables
- Vacation House - Kayak Kottage
- Wading Area (No Lifeguard)
A spectacular saltwater beach park located along the shores of picturesque Port Susan. From its 3,300 feet shoreline to its evergreen forests, Kayak Point Park offers a rich setting for pier fishing, windsurfing, picnicking, hiking, camping, and boat launching. A pier extends 300 feet into Puget Sound and is the site for crabbing and fishing. At high tide, the water depth is 50 feet off the pier’s end. Baited crab pots are used to attract Dungeness and red rock crab. Fishing enthusiasts catch flounder, sole, true cod, rockfish, and walleye pollock year-round and migrating sea perch in spring and summer. Casting from the shoreline will occasionally bring in dolly varden or a sea-run cutthroat.
The Story of Kayak
SEE: 360 aerial view
Kayak Point Park is host to 1 of 5 campgrounds (soon to be 6) in the Snohomish County Parks campground system. This campground is open year-round and offers ten yurts and 30 partial-utility (water/power) in mostly large, wooded campsites with privacy not found in most campgrounds. Campers have the option to take the road or a series of paths and stairs to reach the beach and day-use area. All sites can be booked on-line or through the Call Center (M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm at 425-388-6600) up to 270 days in advance. Be sure to verify RV pad size as some sites cannot accommodate larger rigs. Drop-in camping is allowed for sites that have not been reserved and the first night can be purchased at the park entrance fee machine. The campground tends to sell-out mid to late summer so reservations are strongly recommended during that time.
In addition to fire pits that dot the shoreline, there are eleven picnic shelters that offer convenient proximity to parking and superior views of the Sound. All shelters can be reserved. Reserve a shelter now!
Parking & Boat Launch
All vehicles in day use parking must display a parking permit. Permits may be purchased for at the park entrance. Please be aware the machine does not accept cash (credit/debit only). An annual pass may be purchased online or at the Parks and Recreation office. Parking is limited and spots are not guaranteed. Early arrival and carpooling on hot days is highly recommended. A Fee Schedule, listing annual and daily passes can be found on our Fees & Prices page.
A single lane boat launch provides access to Port Susan. Sometimes the high tides and storms bring in a lot of debris to the launch. Rangers clean the launch off daily, but sometimes can’t get to it first thing in the mornings because of other pressing duties. Only visitors possessing the Disabled Veteran Lifetime Pass (issued by Washington State Parks) are entitled to free parking at the disabled parking stalls at Flowing Lake, Kayak Point, Wenberg, and Wyatt Parks. The State of Washington's Discover Pass is not valid at Snohomish County Parks. *Price subject to change
Crabbing is allowed from the pier during daylight hours (when in season). Crabbing is not allowed on the pier after the day-use area closes (dusk). Any gear left after hours will be considered abandoned and removed by park staff.
WATCH:Video of crabs feeding
Do you love Kayak Point Park too? Did you know that there is an effort underway to renovate the day-use portion of the park and create a plan for opening up approximately 350 acres of undeveloped park area? Check out the project webpage and send us your feedback. We’d love to know what you think.
- Map of Park
- Campground Map
- Annual Parking & Launch Passes
- Yurt Camping
- Reserve campsites, yurts, or vacation home online (convenience fee charged)
- Learn about water trail camping
- Watch a slideshow of park in early 1900's
- Read about camping and view our rules for our parks
- Check out information about our swimming beaches
- Discover other activities in the nearby City of Stanwood
- Audubon Society (Birding information)
- Crabbing info (WDFW)
- Looking for things to do? Discover Port Susan
- Park Rules & Policies
- Exit 199 of I-5 at Marysville.
- Turn left onto Marine Drive.
- Follow Marine Drive for 13 miles.
- Park is on the left.