Illahee, Washington

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Illahee
Illahee is located in Washington (state)
Illahee
Illahee
Location within the state of Washington
Coordinates: 47°36′46″N 122°35′48″W / 47.61278°N 122.59667°W / 47.61278; -122.59667Coordinates: 47°36′46″N 122°35′48″W / 47.61278°N 122.59667°W / 47.61278; -122.59667
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyKitsap
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
GNIS feature ID1512320

Illahee is an unincorporated community in Kitsap County, Washington, United States,[1] between Bremerton and Silverdale. It is home to Illahee State Park and other local parks. The word "Illahee" means earth or country in the Native language Chinuk Wawa.

Geography[edit]

Illahee's elevation is 36 feet (11 m).[1]

Port[edit]

The Port of Illahee community dock was built around 1916 to serve the Puget Sound Mosquito Fleet. In later years this port was used by the United States Navy to demagnetize ships.

Parks and recreation[edit]

75-acre (300,000 m2) Illahee State Park, located north of eastern Bremerton, is part of the Washington State Park System. The waterfront land for the park was acquired between 1934 and 1954. The park offers camping, hiking, a boat launch, and a dock.

The 460-acre (1.9 km2) Illahee Preserve and the 110-acre (0.45 km2) Rolling Hills golf course are both in Illahee as well.

References[edit]

http://www.kitsapgov.com/dcd/community_plan/subareas/Illahee/subarea_finaled.htm