Shelton, Washington

Shelton has a wide array of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. Being the Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula, Shelton provides miles of salt and freshwater for fishing and boating while the nearby Olympic National Park and Forest offers endless hiking trails. For those that like to harvest shellfish or enjoy a picnic, Jarrell Cove, Potlatch, Schafer and Twanoh State Parks are close by. Attend one of the annual events such as the OysterFest or the Old Time Fiddlers Fest, take in a game of golf, or be daring and go skydiving. Whatever type of activity you are seeking, you will be sure to find it in Shelton. Read this page for more details on what to do while visiting Shelton.


Little Creek Casino Resort. 91 W. State Route 108, Shelton, WA 98584. Toll-free: 1-800-667-7711.

Festivals and Events

Bluegrass From the Forest Festival - May. Shelton High School Auditorium and Campus: 3737 N. Shelton Springs Road, Shelton, WA 984584.

This event includes a band contest, band scramble, banjo contest, jamming space, vendors and much more along with on-site camping.

Business Expo/Bite of Shelton. Located at the Pavilion at Sentry Park, Shelton, WA. Phone: 360-426-2021.

Mason County Forest Festival
The Forest Festival features a carnival, car show, family fun night, logging show, vendors and festival displays, live entertainment, fun run, and a parade.

OysterFest - October. Port of Shelton Fairgrounds: 751 W. Fairgrounds Road, Shelton, WA 98584.

The Annual West Coast Oyster Shucking Championship and Washington State Seafood Festival or OysterFest, features shell shucking contents, seafood cook-off, art and photography contents, wine tasting, microbrews, exhibits and entertainment.

Shelton Old Time Fiddlers Fest. Shelton High School Auditorium and Campus: 3737 N. Shelton Springs Road, Shelton, WA 98484. Phone: 360-432-0815. E-mail


Bayshore Golf Course. 3800 E. State Route 3, Shelton, WA 98584. Phone: 360-426-1271.

Lake Limerick Country Club. 790 E. Saint Andrews Drive, Shelton, WA 98584. Phone: 360-426-3581; Fax: 360-426-8922.

Salish Cliffs Golf Club. 91 W. State Route 108, Shelton, WA 98584. Phone: 360-462-3673; Fax: 360-462-3378.

Guides and Outfitters - Fishing

Game On Guide Service. 705 Grandveiw, Shelton, WA 98584. Phone: 360-708-1770.

Gun Club

Mason County Sportsmans Association. W. 521 Business Park Road, Shelton, WA 98584. E-mail


Oakland Bay Marina. Located at the Port of Shelton: 21 W. Sanderson Way, Shelton, WA 98584. Phone: 360-426-1425.

Oakland Bay Marina, open to the public, is accessed by Highway 3 and has over 100 moorage slips, pumpout, boat launch and parking. This marina is ideal to launch boats into Hammersley Inlet which is an arm of water connecting Shelton and Oakland Bay to the greater Puget Sound.

Port of Shelton. 21 W. Sanderson Way, Shelton, WA 98584. Phone: 360-426-1151; Fax: 360-427-0231. E-mail

Outdoor Recreation

Jarrell Cove State Park. 391 E. Wingert Road, Shelton, WA 98584. Phone: 360-426-9226; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.

Located on the northwest side of Harstine Island in South Puget Sound, activities at Jarrell Cove include hiking and biking trails, saltwater boating, diving, fishing, swimming and water skiing, clamming, crabbing, oysters, bird and wildlife viewing, amphitheater, badminton area, horseshoe pits, volleyball field and saltwater moorage.

Mason County Recreation Area (MCRA). E. 2100 Johns Prairie Road, Shelton, WA 98584.

Open early spring through October, Mason County Recreation Area is popular for the baseball and softball fields and even has a batting cage. Enjoy a picnic and a game in this park. A seasonal concession stand is available for snacks and drinks.

Olympic National Forest. Hood Canal Ranger Station: 295142 Highway 101 S, PO Box 280, Quilcene, WA 98376. Phone: 360-765 2200; TDD: 360-765 2200.

activities include beaches and dunes, hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, fishing, non-motorized boating, scuba diving, swimming, hunting, cross country skiing, snowshoeing OHV riding and scenic driving.

Olympic National Park
Trails for hiking and backpacking trails at Staircase and Hamma, wildlife viewing, walking beach and nature trails, backpacking and cross country skiing are popular activities at Olympic National Park.

Potlatch State Park. 21020 Highway 101 N, Shelton, WA 98584. Phone: 360-877-5361; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.

Located 12 miles north of Shelton, Potlatch offers a variety of activities including saltwater boating, diving, saltwater fishing, clamming, crabbing, oysters, windsurfing, kite flying, kayaking, amphitheater, fire circles, birding and wildlife viewing and interpretive programs.

Schafer State Park. 1365 W. Schafer Park Road, Elma, WA 98541. Phone: 360-482-3852; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.

Located 12 miles north of Elma on the East Fork of the Satsop River and in the middle of Olympia and Ocean Park, Schafer Park is a prime area for fishing for steelhead, cutthroat trout and salmon in the Satsop River. Other activities include swimming and wildlife viewing.

Shorecrest (Jacoby) County Park. 120 E. Shorecrest Parkway, Shelton, WA 98584.

Shorecrest Park is open year-round and features a picnic area as well as Hammersley Inlet, a launch site for the Cascadian marine Trail.

Twanoh State Park. 12190 E. State Route 106, Union, WA 98592. Phone: 360-275-2222; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.

Popular for shellfish harvesting (crabbing, clamming and oysters), Twanoh features one of the warmest saltwater beaches in Washington. Other activities include hiking trails, saltwater boating, fishing, swimming and water skiing plus a badminton area, horseshoe pit, volleyball field, bird and wildlife viewing.

Skate Park

Mason County Skate Park. 110 Wallace Kneeland Boulevard, Shelton, WA 98584.


Skydive Kapowsin. 141 West Airview Way, PO Box 1247, Shelton, WA 98584. Phone: 360-432-8000; Toll-free: 1-800-SKYDIVE; Fax: 360-426-8786. E-mail

Sporting Goods and Equipment Rentals

Verle's Sporting Goods and Marine. 741 W. Golden Pheasant Road, Shelton, WA 98584. Phone: 360-426-0933; Toll-free: 1-877-426-0933.


Shelton Yacht Club. Located on Hammersley Inlet, Shelton, WA 98584. Phone: 360-426-9476. E-mail

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