Jarrell Cove State Park occupies a total area of 67 acres of forest land and 3,500 feet of saltwater shoreline in the state of Washington under the management of the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. The park is located on Harstine Island in south Puget Sound.
This park was established in 1953 and has progressively expanded since the 1960s. Today, Jarrell Cove State Park also administers other satellite parks in the area including Hope Island, Eagle Island, Stretch Point, McMicken Island, and Harstine Island. The park was originally called Gerald Cove State Park then the spelling was corrected upon the request of the Hartstene Island Grange in 1966.
There is something for everyone at this park. In fact, the Jarrell Cove State Park offers its visitors a wide array of recreational activities including biking, hiking, camping, clamming, scuba diving, boating, fishing, windsurfing, swimming, beachcombing, waterskiing, crabbing, birdwatching, field sports, and wildlife viewing.
There are several amenities in the park for visitors to enjoy such as picnic sites, group camp, 22 tent sites, two kitchen shelters, two picnic shelters, shower, dock, bike trail, hiking trail, moorage piers, and a ball field. Like other Washington state parks, dogs are undoubtedly allowed into Jarrell Cove State Park albeit with some restrictions. Some of the limits regarding dogs are as follows.
First, all dogs should be kept out of restricted areas of the park. Also, in areas of the park that dogs are allowed into, they should be kept on a leash that has a maximum length of eight feet. Third, if they're not on a leash, they should be kept in a secure enclosure. You should ensure that their dog is always well-behaved and not disruptive or destructive to other visitors, pets, or to the environment around them. Finally, you are expected to clean up after your tail-wagger.