Fort Worden State Park in Washington

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Fort Worden State Park

This beautiful 434-acre multi-use park is full of things to do, from camping on the bluffs overlooking Puget Sound to biking, hiking, and exploring historic Fort Worden and the local marine museum.

  • Visit historic Fort Worden including the Artillery Museum and Commander’s Quarters 
  • Camp at the park’s pretty beachfront accommodations 
  • Take advantage of 12 miles of hiking and biking trails 
  • Explore the onsite Marine Science Center 
  • Play tennis, bocce ball, croquet, or horseshoes

What can I see and do at Fort Worden State Park? 

  • Camping: There are two campgrounds at Fort Worden State Park Washington. The beach campground has 50 full-service sites, many with views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The upper campground includes 30 sites with water and electricity and a nearby sewer dump station. The latter is easily accessible to park trails. 
  • Hiking/Biking: There are 12 miles of hiking and biking trails at this state park, including 5 miles of pathways that are handicapped accessible. The paths are also open to those on bicycles and bikes may be rented at the park. Consider trying out the 2.5-mile beach walk to the Point Wilson Lighthouse, a trail that provides great views and is even suitable for young children. 
  • Boating/fishing: This park boasts 2 boat ramps and 235 feet of dock and moorage space. Head out for a leisurely sail, a little water skiing, or some saltwater fishing. Kayaks and canoes may also be rented at the park. 
  • Tennis: Fort Worden State Park operates two tennis courts that were resurfaced in recent years. Equipment rental is available if you don’t have your own racquet and balls. 
  • Other games: The park also rents equipment for other land-based games including bocce ball, croquet, and horse shoes. Equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is affordable. 
  • Port Townsend Marine Science Center: While visiting the park, take 30 minutes to explore the science center at the end of the pier. Though small, it provides an interesting look at native marine life and concentrates on the importance of conservation. 
  • Exploring Fort Worden: Take a drive (or walk) around historic Fort Worden and be sure to visit the Commanding Officer’s Quarters, the Coast Artillery Museum, and other buildings that are open to the public. Look for occasional special events.

Where is Fort Worden State Park?

Fort Worden is located in Port Townsend. From Port Angeles, follow Highway 101 East to WA-112 North. Travel about 8 miles and turn left on Mill Road then right on Discovery Road. This road becomes 19th Street and then F Street. Remain on the road until you reach Cherry Street. Make a left and follow the signs for Fort Worden.

How much does Fort Worden State Park cost?

Entering the state park is free but there are fees for some museums, camping, and equipment rental.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

For more information about Fort Worden State Park, call the park at 360-344-4431.