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Fort Townsend State Park

1370 Old Fort Townsend Rd, Port Townsend, Washington 98368 USA

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Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Tue 8a
  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating

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This 367-acre marine camping park features 3,960-feet of saltwater shoreline on Port Townsend Bay. The heavily wooded park has a rich military history dating from pioneer days. The park offers nature and history interpretive events. The 6.5 miles of hiking trails wander through a natural forest area.

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August 06, 2017

This 367-acre marine camping park features 3,960 feet of saltwater shoreline on Port Townsend Bay. The heavily wooded park has a rich military history dating from pioneer days. The park occupies more than a third of the original Fort Townsend built in 1856 by the U.S. Army for the protection of settlers. Timbers were hewn and laths cut from local forests. The fort was closed between 1859 and 1874, declared "unfit" after an inspection by an army headquarters commander from Columbia. Reopened in 1874, the fort thrived until 1895 when fire destroyed the barracks. The property was used as an enemy-munitions defusing station during World War II. State Parks took custody of the premises in 1953.

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May 13, 2015
Rated 4.0

Great park with beach access and hiking trails. Close to town but you would never notice. Very busy in the summer and RV sites reservations are recommended

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Fort Townsend State Park

1370 Old Fort Townsend Rd
Port Townsend, Washington
98368 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • RV Parking
  • Yes Parking
  • 40 Camp Sites
  • Pull Through
  • Tent Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Showers
  • Paved Sites

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