In 2014, thanks to the efforts of Kitsap County, partners and volunteers, the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails was officially designated by the US Department of Interior to be part of the National Water Trails System. During the celebration, the new water trail was blessed by members of the Suquamish Tribe. Today, the Kitsap Peninsula is a major destination for all tpes of water related activities; boating, scuba diving, fishing and leisure strolls along pubic piers and beaches. Below are links, events and other ideas to get you out exploring the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails! Click here for list of local and regional KPNWT Events.
Save the date for the 2016 Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trail Festival on June 18-19 organized by the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce and many others including the Ports of Silverdale, Brownsville, Keyport and Poulsbo. Click here for schedule of events and other details. On June 18, you can also join the Annual Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails Ride the Tide. Join Olympic Outdoor Center for the guided ride from Evergreen Park to Silverdale, or join in along the way. You can sign-up for the guided ride at Olympic Outdoor Center. WEEKEND GETAWAY - Stay the weekend and enjoy the festival and touring around the Kitsap Peninsula region. Click here to check out lodging options.
Click here to view or download a PDF of the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails map which is formatted in two printable pages. The map is in the process of being updated and expanded to include many other locations in Mason and Pierce counties and along the Hood Canal. A GIS application is also in development in partnership with WA Water Trails Association.
The mission of the Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails Alliance (KPNWT) is to collaborate with stakeholders throughout the region to maintain, grow, monitor and promote the KPNWT for the enjoyment of residents and visitors. Click here for more information about the KPNWT Alliance.
The page also provides links where stakeholders may download the KPNWT Alliance Partner and Event logos and get information about ordering signage for authorized KPNWT locations.