Washington Road Trip: What Do Oysters and RVs Have in Common?

Belfair State Park! This summer, we were lucky enough to grab a camping spot at Belfair State Park and join our friends for a post-July 4th celebration.  What a unique location.  Nestled at the tip of the Hood Canal, this park offers water activities, views and plenty of shellfishing.

This park has good facilities with full RV hookupsView from Belfair, plus dry camp sites.  There are three loops, Beach Loop, Tree Loop, and the Main Loop.  We stayed in T28 on the Beach Loop and had close access to the beach.  If you want the best spot, choose from one of the pull through sites right along the beach like T27, T30, T31 or T32.

With shallow waters and a lack of waves, the beach water at Belfair State Park was warm and my kids loved playing there and going for a swim.  Just be sure to bring slip on water shoes for the whole family, it is rocky.  The dramatic tide change also offers great exploring opportunities and wildlife watching.  While the tide was out one morning, we encountered two bald eagles enjoying an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.

Until I visited Belfair State Park, I had never seen so many Belfair Oyster Bedsoysters in my life.  When the tide is out, this oyster bed has prime pickings.  Check out Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to learn the rules for harvesting shellfish.  The rules are enforced and with good reason.

When you get tired of relaxing and need some excitement, head next door to Tahuya State Forest Trail System.  This is a very popular recreation area providing opportunities for off-road vehicle (ORV), mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, and hunting to name a few.

Here’s an off-beat suggestion for a great Sunday breakfast.  Nearby, at the Bremerton Airport is The Airport Diner.  We were surprised by the excellent Sunday breakfast buffet.  While enjoying a hearty breakfast of omelets, pancakes and bacon, we were entertained with the small aircraft arriving and departing this quaint airport.

We look forward to our next stay at Belfair.  Thank you for reading and Happy Travels – Carley


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