Sunday, April 10, 2022


Kitsap Quarry


April 10, 2022


Recent visitors to Ueland Tree Farm may have noticed an increase in activity, particularly road construction, fencing and site development. While some of the activity is related to routine timber harvests and road maintenance, Kitsap Quarry is also opening up new basalt and gravel mines on Ueland Tree Farm.

This process began last summer with construction of an access road connecting Kitsap Quarry’s original site with two new mine sites across the railroad tracks and up the hill. The new quarry replaces the depleted reserves at Kitsap Quarry’s original site, while the new gravel site allows us to offer round rock and high-quality sand for the first time.

Key Facts

·         Customer trucks will be loaded at the new quarry, which means there will be considerable truck traffic on the active haul roads connecting the aggregate sites and the office/scale house.

·         The new quarries will open in phases, with 10 acres actively mined at a time.

·         Previously mined areas will be returned to forestland.

·         Standing timber will be sold to local mills.

·         Topsoil will be stockpiled to dampen noise and used in future site reclamation.

·         Woody debris will be composted or used as barriers to prevent public access to the mine site.

·         Ponds are in place to filter and manage stormwater


What it Means to You

  • Most tree farm trails and roads will remain open to the public.
  • For your safety, active haul roads and mining areas have been closed. Please respect all signs and fences and do not enter restricted areas.
  • Kitsap Quarry looks forward to providing rock, gravel, sand, topsoil, and recycled products to the local community for decides to come.


Fun Facts


  • Each Washington State resident consumes, on average, 13 tons of aggregates each year.
  • Rock from Kitsap Quarry has been used for:
    • Erosion control projects along Chico Creek.
    • Construction at Central Kitsap High School.
    • Construction of the new St. Michael Medical Center.
    • Gravel or recycled asphalt for many driveways in the Northlake Way/Kitsap Lake community.
    • Shoreline protection along Dyes Inlet.
    • Construction at McCormick Woods.
    • Construction of the Amazon warehouse.
    • Projects at Naval Base Kitsap (Bangor) and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.


  • As the Vashon Glacier receded north circa 16,000 years ago, the area where the new gravel mine is located became a river.

o   The river polished and rounded the rocks in the riverbed, creating the beautiful smooth rock, pebbles and sand that is found here.

o   Round rock is prized by local homeowners, landscapers, gardeners, and developers.

o   Kitsap Quarry’s gravel mine is one of the few active round rock gravel mines on the Kitsap Peninsula.

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