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Fort Townsend State Park Campground (Washington)

Fort Townsend State Park Overview

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Fort Townsend State Park campground has 40 campsites located close to the historic fort on a Puget Sound beach.  There are also 4 primitive (hiker/biker) sites that are first-come, first-served.  Group camping is also available. The campground is open early may through mid October, but the Park is open year round.

Campground amenities include drinking water, flush toilets, hot showers and an RV dump station. There is also a picnic area and miles of mixed-use trails.   Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs (up to 40 feet). Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grate.

The campsites can accommodate tents, trailers, and RVs. Also, the campground has drinking water, flush toilets, and one shower. Each campsite has a table and fire ring with a grill.

Fort Townsend State Park Area Recreation

Fort Townsend State Park is a 367-acre marine camping park with 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. Outdoor activities include exploring the historic structures, hiking, biking, boating, kayaking, fishing, picnicking, scuba diving, crabbing and wildlife viewing.

You may also be interested in Sequim Bay State Park.

Make a Reservation for Fort Townsend State Park

Amenities
  • Bathhouse
  • BBQ Grills
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Hike/Bike Campsites
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • Showers
  • Visitor Center
Activities
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Combing
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Crabbing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Ocean
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Stargazing
  • Visitor Center
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
1370 Old Fort Townsend Road
Port Townsend, Washington 98368
360 385-3595
Lat / Long:

48.0745, -122.7956

Make a Reservation
Best Campsites

1, 7, 16, 24.

Regions
Campsite Types
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Season:

Year Round

Elevation:

190

# of Campsites:

44

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Fort Townsend State Park Comments & Reviews

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One Comment on “Fort Townsend State Park”

  1. skarz says:

    If you’re looking for a serene woodsy place to tent camp this is it! There are RV/trailer sites which are what you would expect – all in a line with no privacy between them. The tent sites all have moderate to high privacy, especially the perimeter sites. If you’re in the middle of the loop then unfortunately you have people 360 degrees around you but still not terrible. I noticed that all the sites have fire pits with grills except for #2 for some reason. I would also avoid #2 and #3 as they are literally directly next to the bathrooms and there is a bright metal halide light outside the bathroom. The pull-through sites generally are more secluded and offer more natural buffers than the back-in sites do.

    Within walking distance of the tent sites are large grassy fields with plenty of room for activities and games and there are several miles of easy walking trails that parallel the shore line with beautiful vistas overlooking Port Townsend Bay. One of the trails leads down to the shore which has a nice picnic table right on the shore. An added bonus for history buffs are the placards on one of the walking trails that tells the history of the park when it was an active Army base in the late 1800’s. The trails are all wide and well-maintained as well as heavily shaded which is nice in the hot summer. Only of a few of the lesser used trails were quite narrow (shoulder width wide).

    All in all my wife, daughter and I fell in love with this park and will definitely be reserving #1 again!

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