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Poulsbo Fish Park

Olympic Peninsula > Kitsap Peninsula
47.7476, -122.6532 Map & Directions
Length
1.5 miles of trails
Elevation Gain
60 feet
Highest Point
80 feet
A view from the boardwalk over the estuary in early spring. Photo by Rachel Wendling. Full-size image
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

Fish Park is a 40-acre park just north of downtown Poulsbo with a wonderful network of trails that run along the Liberty Bay Estuary. Continue reading

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Hiking Poulsbo Fish Park

Fish Park is a 40-acre park just north of downtown Poulsbo with a wonderful network of trails that run along the Liberty Bay Estuary.

Several loops circle the property, so your route can be a short or as long as you like. Each loop provides a unique experience, whether it be birdwatching across the meadows, spotting salmon from the Dogfish Creek viewing platform, reading up on the interpretive signage and admiring the fish-inspired sculptures, or simply enjoying lunch from one of the park's many picnic tables and benches.

On the north end of the main parking lot, you'll find a helpful kiosk with a map of the park and the many points of interest. Starting from the Coho Loop, keep right to stay near the estuary or head left to meander through the trees. Either way you venture will join up with the larger Steelhead Loop that circles the perimeter of the park boundary and Dogfish Creek. 

Keep right again to find a series of viewing platforms that overlook the waterways, head straight along the boardwalk to find the quaint amphitheater and a meadow of birdhouses, or keep left to stick to the forest. Each route has a bench or two to rest and enjoy the views.

Toilet Information

  • No toilet at trailhead

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Wheelchair Accessibility

Most of the trail at Fish Park is boardwalk or packed gravel. The boardwalk sections have some moderate grade (around 3%) while the gravel is flat. There is minimal cross-slope and few obstacles in the tread. There are two access points that provide entrance for people who have arrived without cars but these are a steeper grade than the rest of the network.

Hike Description Written by
Rachel Wendling, WTA Staff

Poulsbo Fish Park

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 47.7476, -122.6532 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

None

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

From Bainbridge: Follow the WA-305 N for about 12.5 miles before taking a left onto Bond Rd NE. From Bond Rd, take the first right onto NW Lindvig St. Take your first right, following signs for Poulsbo's Fish Park.

From Highway 3: Follow WA-3 until the WA-305 S exit in Poulsbo. Continue on WA-305 S for 1.4 miles, then take a right onto Bond Rd NE. From Bond Rd, take the first right onto NW Lindvig St. Take your first right, following signs for Poulsbo's Fish Park.

Take Transit

This trailhead is accessible by bus! Consult the schedule for Kitsap Transit route number 322 and route number 390.

Route 322 from Poulsbo to Silverdale has stops (in both directions) along Viking Ave NW at NW Lindvig St, a block west of the park entrance. Route 390 runs from Bainbridge to Poulsbo, stopping at the Viking Transit Center, one mile north of the park entrance. From here, hikers can make the trek by foot or connect up with a 322 bus to be dropped off closer to the entrance.

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Trailhead

Olympic Peninsula > Kitsap Peninsula

City of Poulsbo

Guidebooks & Maps

https://cityofpoulsbo.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2018-Poulsbo-Parks-Brochure.pdf

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