From Olympia: Take Hwy 101 towards Shelton, Aberdeen, etc. and be sure to make the right hand veer off a few miles past Olympia so that you pick up the part of Hwy 101 that goes to Shelton, NOT Aberdeen. At Shelton, you will need to take the exit for Hwy 3 that goes through Shelton and winds around past downtown and heads north towards Belfair and Bremerton. When you get to Belfair (you have now driven past Camp St. Albans), turn left at the traffic light where the Safeway store and Starbucks store are. Follow route to camp from Belfair, below.
From Seattle: Take ferry to Bremerton. Exit ferry, & turn left at 1st traffic signal (Burwell St.), & follow to Hwy 3. Note that Burwell arterial turns left at Callow & follows edge of Navy shipyard to merge into Hwy 3, towards Shelton & Belfair. Follow Hwy 3 to Belfair.
Via Tacoma Narrows Bridge: Take I-5 to Tacoma; take Hwy 16 (exit #132) west to Bremerton. Take left lane exit onto Hwy 3 (to Belfair) about 3 miles before Bremerton; take Hwy 3 to Belfair.
From Kingston: Drive off the ferry and follow the road this puts you on for about 8 miles to a traffic light (you are now in Poulsbo). Turn right at this light and follow the new road until it turns into Hwy 3 heading south (in about a mile); follow Hwy 3 all the way to Belfair, watching to see that it veers off to the right a few miles past Bremerton. Follow directions from Belfair.
From West Seattle: Take ferry from West Seattle (near Lincoln Park) to Southworth. Exit ferry & turn left onto 1st road (Sedgewick) after ferry area; follow to Hwy 16. Turn right onto Hwy 16, and take left lane exit onto Hwy 3 about 3 miles before Bremerton; take Hwy 3 to Belfair.
PLEASE NOTE: Do not use MapQuest or similar online locater services from Belfair to the camp. These services direct you to take roads that no longer exist and/or are blocked by locked gates; their directions from Belfair WILL GET YOU LOST! Use the directions from Belfair below: From Belfair: Turn west (from Bremerton this is a right turn; from Shelton it is a left turn) onto Hwy 300 (towards Belfair State Park, which is located 3 miles down the road) at the traffic light (corner) by the Safeway store lot, and then drive one half mile past Belfair State Park. Turn right onto NE Belfair-Tahuya Rd & drive approximately 4.0 miles and turn right onto Haven Way. Drive on Haven Way for 0.8 miles and turn right onto unmarked Bennettsen Lake Rd. at the Camp Lyle McLeod sign (There’s a blue gate just into the dirt road which is not locked, and you may leave open if it is closed). Follow Bennettsen Lake Rd to the end (2 miles) and turn right onto unmarked Twin Lakes Rd; follow for one half mile to the camp entrance on the right. The camp gate is left wide open on Friday evenings, Sundays, and summer check-in & out days, but closed most of the rest of the time. Please reclose green camp gate if you arrive or leave during other times than above. Driving Time:
- 1.5–2 hours from Seattle
- 45 minutes from Bremerton ferry
- About 25 minutes from Safeway in Belfair