From its 30-acre lake and pristine meadows to the gun bunkers, this park operates as an informative exploration area and a ... More
Fort Worden State Park
From its 30-acre lake and pristine meadows to the gun bunkers, this park operates as an informative exploration area and a fully functioning conference center. The park also includes beach camping, a marine science center, a boat launch and Blackberries Restaurant. A separate cafeteria hosts up to 400 diners, and inexpensive lodgings are available. With summer music events, four different museums and acres of trails, this park gets crowded on summer weekends. Make reservations well in advance if you plan to stay overnight.
I loved all of it from the hikeing trails to the bunkers to the beach to the friendly attmospher! When it was time for me to come home I got very very sad because I never wanted the fun to stop I mean I could not stop smilling the whole time I was there. When I have kids of my owen I wanna take them so they can have the as great or even better time then I did. I have zero complaints about my trip.
We loved exploring the old bunkers, going through the museum, and the buildings. It makes history come alive for the kids and they have room to run,run,run. The town puts on a great fireworks show on the Fourth of July. It can get a little chilly at night.
This is a really really great place to go! Bring good shoes and a flashlight and even your dog! These bunkers are AMAZING turn of the century military bunkers - tunnels that sometimes run for miles on the upper ones, and the lower ones are fun for the kids, with a VERY SHORT WALK to get there! Great views, sandy beaches (which are rare for the Kitsap Peninsula) and you can camp there too!. GREAT PLACE TO TAKE KIDS & YOUR DOG FOR THE DAY! Spooky place at night. Great little hike to the Upper Bunkers. Just past Port Townsend. Here is a link for a view! ENJOY LIFE!
I love going to Fort Worden, It is my disney land closer to home. It is sad that I have to pay money now to go into ALL the bunkers. you Have to go on a tour up on the hill, to go in them " All" . It is sad we have lost the freedom there because of security. I'm tired of running from the ranger.
My name is Pat, and I'm an alcoholic. I'm seventeen years old, and I got Sober in Port Townsend, Washington. I love that town so much. Full of nice people, great places to eat, and the most beautiful scenery that I've ever witnessed.
I spent a week at Fort Warden for business. The grounds are immaculate and the beaches long and great to walk. Did you know that the movie Officer and a Gentleman with Richard Gere was filmed here? You can rent weekly great houses or camp at the beach. A bit of a long way for some to travel, but worth it!
We recently took our two kids to Fort Warden State Park. We absolutely enjoyed this place for a great day at the beach. We visited the Marine Science Center (ptmsc.org) on the pier which the kids loved the touch tanks. This is also a good value, if you get your hands stamp you get free admission to the whale museum which is across the street. After that we walked the beach to the light house the kids enjoyed playing in the sand and water while exploring all the driftwood in the area. We also took our kayaks for several hours and enjoyed the shoreline views around the pier and marina. This is a must visit for folks visiting Port Townsend.
I like the nice view of the ocean because it is a great place for my family and friends. A good time to visit is during the summer because the wind flows in your hair. The winter is probably the worst time because it is farely cold.