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 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!
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.
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.
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 Poulsbo. Click 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.