Camp McKean Recreation Area
Camp McKean is located five miles west of Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton along the Kitsap Lake shoreline. The park is primarily for summer day use in support of Navy commands and authorized Fleet & Family Readiness patrons.
The site includes a beach, large pavilion, gazebo, upper picnic field with two shelters, restrooms, fire rings, BBQ grills, children’s playground, fishing pier, boat dock, and horseshoe pits. Boats carried from parking lot to the beach are allowed to launch, all other boats can use the public boat launch found on the south end of the lake.
Unless an area is reserved all park areas (except the pavilion) are available on a first come, first served basis. Facility reservations are made at the Bangor Recreation Center, reservation fees can be made with cash, debit or credit card.
Parking is limited, please carpool when you can.
Camp McKean offers boat rentals! Kayaks, Stand-up Paddleboards and Pedal Boats are available to rent for $15 per hour.
- Sit-on-Top Kayaks
- Stand-up Paddle Boards
- Pedal Boats
Pavilion (large structure)
Accommodates 75 - 150 people
- Command Use - $150
- Personal Use - $175
- Non-Federal Entities - $200
Accommodates 26 - 75 people
- Command Use - $75
- Personal Use - $75
- Non-Federal Entities - $75
Beach Fire Pit
Accommodates 15 - 25 people
- Command Use - $50
- Personal Use - $50
- Non-Federal Entities - $50
All Three Areas
Accommodates 225+ people
- Command Use - $250
- Personal Use - $300
- Non-Federal Entities - $325
Note: Parties of 225 or larger are required to reserve all three areas.
Early Opening of the Camp (8 am - 11 am) - $35 per hour
Reservations can be made through the Bangor Recreation Center. Call for availability and to book your event.
Reservation will be taken as follows for these groups:
- Beginning January 22 for All Afloat Commands
- Beginning January 29 for All Shore Commands
- Beginning February 5 for All Other Groups (including shops, contractors, DoD civilians, retirees, etc.)
A completed reservation form and a command function fee waiver letter on official command letterhead or full payment for group area fees must be submitted to hold your reservation.
Parties of 300 or more will require an Anti-Terrorism Force Protection (ATFP) plan established. The Bangor Recreation Center staff can provide contact information for security at the time of reservation.
Parking at Camp McKean is limited. The park has 72 parking spaces and two handicap spaces. Some additional parking can be arranged for command events by working with Camp Mckean staff.
Swimming is not allowed at Camp McKean.