Manchester State Park (Washington)

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Manchester State Park
Washington State Park
Manchester State Park Torpedo Building.JPG
Former torpedo building, now a picnic shelter
Country United States
State Washington
County Kitsap
Elevation 20 ft (6 m) [1]
Coordinates 47°34′32″N 122°33′05″W / 47.57556°N 122.55139°W / 47.57556; -122.55139Coordinates: 47°34′32″N 122°33′05″W / 47.57556°N 122.55139°W / 47.57556; -122.55139 [1]
Area 111 acres (45 ha)
Established Unspecified
Management Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Location in the state of Washington
Website: Manchester State Park

Manchester State Park is a 111-acre (45 ha) Washington state park with 3,400 feet (1,000 m) of shoreline on the Kitsap Peninsula. It was at one time a harbor defense installation for the protection of nearby Bremerton, then a fuel supply depot and Navy fire-fighting station. The park contains a former torpedo warehouse built in 1901, a mining casement, and a gun battery. Park activities include picnicking, camping, boating, fishing, hiking on 1.9 miles (3.1 km) of trails, birdwatching, volleyball, wildlife viewing, and horseshoes.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Manchester State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Manchester State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved January 31, 2015. 

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