Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails

National Water Trails SystemIn 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 types of water-related activities – boating, scuba diving, fishing and leisure strolls along pubic piers and beaches. Read our blog for details. Below are links, events and other ideas to get you out exploring the Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails! 

Quick Links

Click here to view or download a PDF of the current Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails map which is in the process of being 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

Partners Working Together

Partners Working Together

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.

Washington Water Trails Association

WA Water Trails The Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail is also a segment of the Washington Water Trail Association's Cascadia Marine Trail. Visit their website for more information and trails around WA State. 

2017 Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trail Festival & Ride the Tide.

SAVE the DATE: for the 2017 Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trail Festival on June 24-25 organized by the Silverdale Chamber of Commerce and many others including the Ports of Silverdale, Brownsville, Keyport and PoulsboClick here for a complete schedule of events and other details.  Stay the weekend and enjoy the festival and touring around the Kitsap Peninsula region. Click here to check out lodging options.

KPNWT in the News

KPNWT in the News

• Canoe & Kayak - March 2017
Sunset Magazine - April Edition
• Alaska-Horizon Airlines
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Kitsap Sun - Marine Tourism
Kitsap Sun - KP Water Trails