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Located between Vashon Island and Bainbridge Island, Blake Island was an ancestral camping ground of the Suquamish Tribe, and it is believed perhaps Chief Seattle was born there.

William Trimble acquired the island at the turn of the century. After Mrs. Trimble was killed in 1929, Mr. Trimble abandoned the house and island, never to return. The mansion finally burned, although the foundation still stands.

The property became Blake Island State Park in October, 1974, and today, is a 475-acre park with five miles of saltwater shoreline providing magnificent views of the Olympic Mountains.

The park is only reachable by tour boat or private boat. For tour information, call 206-443-1244.

Over 15 miles of hiking trails, 1500 feet of moorage (saltwater) offers boating, diving, and fishing opportunities.

The Washington State Parks system includes more than 125 developed parks and covers about a quarter million acres.

Location: Manchester Washington 98353

Other Washington State Parks nearby:
(Belfair) Belfair State Park
(Manchester) Blake Island State Park
(Federal Way) Dash Point State Park
(Brinnon) Dosewallips State Park
(Auburn) Flaming Geyser Recreation Area
(Bainbridge Island) Fort Ward State Park

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