Welcome to the Kitsap Peninsula, Washington

During this difficult time, the Kitsap Peninsula is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty and many opportunities to enjoy safe and healthy outdoor recreational activities all year round. Whether visiting or living in the region, when out touring the town or hiking the trails, please follow official health guidelines as you Discover the Treasures Around the Kitsap Peninsula.

Upcoming Outdoor Recreation Events

Upcoming Outdoor Recreation Events

The Kitsap Peninsula is a popular destination for outdoor recreational events. Whether you enjoy cycling, kayaking or trail running/hiking, there are a number of upcoming events to sign up for now. Check out the following below.

Stottlemeyer 17/30/60 mile Bike Race - May 8 - Part of the NW Epic Series, this traditional season opener is a great, well marked singletrack race course followed by fast gravel trails of Port Gamble. 17 miles | 30 miles | 60 miles. Registration is limited to 200 riders total, so sign up today.

Gig Harbor Tour Lite - May 14-16. Enjoy three days of riding through lovely Gig Harbor in the South Puget Sound, just across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge from Tacoma & head north to explore scenic roads on the Kitsap Peninsula as part of the three day itinerary. Details and register here. 

Dirty Turtle 25/50K - May 22 - Runners will make their way on challenging 25k & 50k single track and dirt service roads with beautiful views from the summit and ridges of Green Mountain State Forest.

Ride the Tide: Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails - June 12 - The Ride the Tide paddle is about six miles and will take 2-3 hours to complete. Starting at the Tracyton Boat Ramp,  paddle through the Port Washington Narrows with the current and finish at the boat ramp in Port Orchard. Bring your own boat/board or rent one from Olympic Outdoor Center. Click here for more details and signup. 

Roots Rock Running: Lumberjack Endurance Runs - June 12 & 13 - Port Gamble 50M | 100K | 100M run on the beautiful Port Gamble trails. Click here for more info.

Enjoy Outdoor Recreation on the Kitsap Peninsula

Kitsap is now following WA State Phase 3 Guidelines that allow outdoor recreation activities. Below are links to information about locations and maps including those featured in Craig Romana's popular Kitsap Urban Trails Guide.

Ferry Transportation Updates

Ferry Transportation Updates

Please contact Washington State Ferries and Kitsap Transit Fast Ferries for information and schedule updates.

Introducing Our New Foodie Website

Introducing Our New Foodie Website

KitsapBites.com is our new website devoted to providing support to independent, locally owned places to eat & drink all around the Kitsap Peninsula. More listings are in the process of being added but if you have a local favorite you would like to share, send an email to 

Use our Eating & Drink Search to find options for more eating, drinking, services and amenities. Please note that not all establishments are open or may be offering limited services. Please check with each establishment to confirm details.

Discover Outdoor Art on the Kitsap Peninsula

Discover Outdoor Art on the Kitsap Peninsula

Check out our new web page which features a wide range of outdoor art located around the Kitsap Peninsula region in both urban and natural environments...and nearly all are free and open to the public for viewing any time of the year.

Visit Kitsap Family of brochures & guides

Visit Kitsap Family of brochures & guides

Check out our family of brochures and guides page which provide useful information, maps and printable pdfs. 

VKP Tourism Partner Resources

The VKP created a special VKP Tourism Partner section to assist local businesses that are vital to Kitsap's tourism industry and the local economy. The section includes links and information provided by industry, government, and business organizations. Click here for details.