Trident Lakes Recreation Area


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.

Story Stroll

Take a stroll around the lake and read the story for some outdoor family entertainment. Walk the whole trail to find each page and complete the book at your own pace. Stories change each month! Questions call 360-396-2449.


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.

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.

To purchase a Regional MWR fishing permit please stop by Community Recreation, you will need to show your Washington State Fishing License in order to obtain a Regional MWR fishing permit.

Permit Rates

  • Day Pass: $2
  • Season Pass (ages 6 -14): $6
  • Season Pass (ages 15 and 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.

Reservations for use of the pavilions, for private functions and parties, are required. Customers can call the Bangor Recreation Center at 360-396-2449 to check availability, however, you must stop in to complete the reservation. The form can be filled out ahead of time or in person. 

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 traffic lane for safety reasons. The Bangor Recreation Center staff can provide contact information for Security at the time of reservation.