Trident Lakes Recreation Area

Open for use with some limitations:
  - No group reservations available
  - Open for use – no group gatherings authorized

  - Fishing permitted with social distancing

Playground equipment/BBQ facilities/restrooms will reopen March 29

Trident Lakes Recreational Area features a softball field and two large covered cooking areas with large barbecue grills, perfect for a hungry crowd. Small picnic areas with grills are also available on a first come, first served basis. This area is a favorite with kids, a Big Toy designed to look like a ship takes center stage at the park. Pets are welcome, but leash laws are strictly enforced. Located just inside the Trigger Avenue gate at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, Trident Lakes is a great place for a quick getaway for the family or entire command.


The lakes are stocked bi-annually with fish and are a great place for beginner fishermen. The Bangor Recreation Center also rents fishing poles and waders. Motorized boats are not authorized for use in these lakes.

Fishing Regulations

Everyone, with base access, wishing to fish must have an MWR Fishing Permit. Additionally those over 15 years-old need a Washington State Fishing License.

  • The MWR Fishing Permit is to be displayed on outer clothing when fishing.
  • Open daily, year-around.
  • Daylight fishing only.
  • Daily limit is three fish.
  • May use float tubes.
  • Fishing on lower base is closed.

MWR Fishing Permits

Installation fishing permits for Twin Lakes at Jim Creek and Trident Lakes at Naval Base Kitsap Bangor are now combined. One regional permit – regardless of the issuing MWR facility and installation – is good for all locations.

Regional season permits are valid April 1 - March 31, to coincide with the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife’s seasonal licenses.

Those requesting fishing permits must come to the shop with a Washington State Fishing License in-hand.

Permit Rates

  • Day Pass: $2
  • Season Pass (ages 6 -14): $6
  • Season Pass (ages 15 & over): $15

MWR Fishing Permits may be purchased at: Jim Creek or Bangor Recreation Center


Two pavilions are available for group reservations:

Pavilion #1
Large Charcoal BBQ pit, access to electricity, and water and is located closest to the children's playground

Pavilion #2
Located closer to the hiking trail access and also includes a Charcoal BBQ pit, electricity

Sports Fields
May be reserved through the Sports Gear Issue Department, by calling 360-315-2134.

Use of the pavilions for private functions and parties is available by making reservations. Check availability for Trident Lakes by calling the Bangor Recreation Center and then if the date is open, complete the reservation form and fax to the Bangor Recreation Center for approval at 360-396-2458.

Bangor Recreation Center →

Groups larger than 100 people using Trident Lakes in the off-season need to make reservations via the Bangor Recreation Center.

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.


Enter Naval Base Kitsap Bangor through Trigger Avenue Gate. Follow Trigger Avenue about 500 yards. You will see Trident Lakes Recreational Area on the left.


Parking is limited, please carpool when you can. Trident Lakes has parking for approximately 90 cars between the upper and lower parking areas. Larger events can park along Trigger Avenue, but need to coordinate with Security to close down one lane of traffic for safety reasons. The Bangor Recreation Center staff can provide contact information for Security at the time of reservation.


Monday, November 1, 2021


Story Stroll

Trident Lakes Recreation Area

Wednesday, December 1, 2021


Story Stroll

Trident Lakes Recreation Area