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Island Lake

Olympic Peninsula > Kitsap Peninsula
47.6826, -122.6632 Map & Directions
1.5 miles of trails
Elevation Gain
0 feet
Highest Point
100 feet
The eponymous island at Island Lake county park. Photo by hikingwithlittledogs. Full-size image
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes

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Tucked between Silverdale and Poulsbo, Island Lake County Park features a paved trail around the namesake lake and through the adjacent forest. With a section of shorefront access as well, it's great for families! Continue reading

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Hiking Island Lake

Island Lake County Park is a sweet little park tucked into a forested area between Poulsbo and Silverdale. There is a wide, paved trail that meanders near the lake, spanning the length of the lake from one end of the park to another. 

Hiking the entire trail system will likely take just a couple hours, and along the way, you will see people fishing from access points, a swimming beach, and plenty of picnic areas. It's a wonderful place to spend an afternoon.

Beginning from the northern trailhead, you can take advantage of the restrooms before heading out along either the paved trail, or there is also a forested trail that you can take to wander through the woods as an alternate route.

Pass a swimming beach (lifejacket loans are just a little further down the trail if you need them). Otherwise families can play here for a while in the sand - it's a great beach for kids.

Continuing on the paved route, pass a fishing spot before ending at a second parking area at the west end of the park. There are no restrooms at this end, though you will likely find places for a picnic or benches for a rest before you turn around and head back the way you came.

WTA Pro Tip: Expect to share the trail with horses and bikes here, in addition to non-motorized boats. The community center at Island Lake is also available for rent. Details here.

Toilet Information

  • Toilet at trailhead
  • Accessible toilet
  • Toilet has running water

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Wheelchair Accessibility

The trail around Island Lake is several feet wide, paved, and quite flat. Few obstacles exist to chairs!

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Island Lake

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.6826, -122.6632 Open in Google Maps

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

Island Lake County Park is found between Poulsbo and Silverdale at 1087 NW Island Lake Road, Poulsbo WA 98370

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Olympic Peninsula > Kitsap Peninsula

Kitsap County Parks

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