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Fort Townsend State Park

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Address: 1370 Old Fort Townsend Rd, Port Townsend, WA 98368-9777

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Wonderful Place!

This is another great place that is not discovered by many... I have hiked these trails many times and rarely run into others even in summer! Campground, forest, beach access... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is another great place that is not discovered by many... I have hiked these trails many times and rarely run into others even in summer! Campground, forest, beach access, gorgeous views, historic trail, bike, kayak, dog friendly (on leash), picnic area... They have a sweet place for weddings and other gatherings as well. Not far from town for food... More 

Thank JovielSeattle
Hillsboro, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Fort Townsend State Park is a great place for a family outing. Lots of great hiking and beautiful sights to see. There also geocaches there if anybody is interested in that. I highly recommend this park as a nice place for the whole family. Lots of history there, too!

Thank sydlexia
Port Townsend, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

There is camping and picnicking. There are lots of trails.Nice bay views. No real store or concessions

Thank R0add0g
Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Fort Townsend State Park borders the ocean and is a gorgeous spit for hiking and history buffs. The site is very well maintained, close to town and fun to explore.

Thank elaine s
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable trails for walking or biking (mountain). We showed up after the Ranger had left, but you could pick a spot and envelope pay. The RV spots are limited and they were so so. But the drive in (21' and under) spots were awesome! We felt like we were in the forest.

Thank steve g
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

I was taken as a guest to the site of this old Fort, which is now gone. There is a lovely road that leads down to Puget Sound so that you can be along the water where there are picnic tables. But the most outstanding part of the trip was to just wander in the forest! This time at dusk... More 

2 Thank DoloresJacoby
West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Even on a cold winters day, a pleasure to walk through, peace and quiet and frosty. Wonderful! Nice trails well marked with history all around the area and good wildlife too.

Thank Tom W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

On our way out of Port Townsend, we stopped at Fort Townsend for a hike. It was delightful to get into the virgin woods and discover we were the ONLY people on the trails. Beautiful day, cool in the woods, incredible views when we came to a break in the forest and looked out over the bay to Mt. Baker.

Thank jtzmom
Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

My Great-Great-Grandfather was stationed at the Fort (in fact he helped build it) in 1855. Was a thrill to stand where he once stood.

3 Thank suprnursmo
Owensville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

Nice drive through. Places to camp, pretty views of large trees, green ferns! Acess to boat ramp. Walking areas, picnic areas. Nice place for families to gather for a picnic!

Thank Denise D

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