Manchester State Park (Washington)

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Manchester State Park
Manchester State Park Torpedo Building.JPG
Former torpedo building, now a picnic shelter
Map showing the location of Manchester State Park
Map showing the location of Manchester State Park
Location in the state of Washington
LocationKitsap, Washington, United States
Coordinates47°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]
Area111 acres (45 ha)
Elevation20 ft (6.1 m)[1]
EstablishedUnspecified
OperatorWashington State Parks and Recreation Commission
WebsiteManchester 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Manchester State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Manchester State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Archived from the original on February 14, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2015.

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