Although small, this little park on Morrowstone Island allows visitors to really enjoy Mystery Bay. With the calm water, moored sailboats and quant homes nestled in the trees; this is a perfect bay for paddle boarding and novice kayakers. For picnicking, there are some unsheltered tables scattered about with fire rings for day-use only. The restrooms are vault-type as there is no running water at this park. The large dock allows for easy access into the water for all boat types. There is also a one lane boat ramp. Vehicles can be left overnight for $10 and a daily launch fee is required.
Washington State Parks
Mystery Bay State Park
Mystery Bay falls within the traditional territory of the Chemakum, a small tribe that had a permanent village in Port Townsend, but used Mystery Bay for its abundant clamming. During the early 1800s, the Chemakum population diminished abruptly through war or disease, and their western neighbors, the Klallum came to embrace the area. Marrowstone Islandís main settlement, Nordland, was settled in the early 20th Century. During that time fruit trees were planted on the present-day site of Mystery Bay State Park Property, which suggests farming once took place on the land. Mystery Bay was acquired by Washington State Parks from the Washington Department of Natural Resources in 1972.