Fort Townsend State Park

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.
  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
Three picnic shelters and 43 picnic tables are available first come, first served. The park also offers a modern replica of the historic 1800s stable, the Friends' Barn is perfect for weddings, family reunions, company gatherings, nature camps, classroom activities, and more. Maximum capacity 100 guests.

  • 6.5 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
  • Boating
  • Crabbing
  • Diving
  • Saltwater fishing
Other Activities & Features
  • Amphitheater
Interpretive Opportunities
A self-guided nature trail and a second trail highlighting historical information are available in the park. A park ranger conducts interpretive walks by request on Saturdays. The park supports an active Junior Ranger interpretive program.

Additional Information
  • The park provides ball fields and a children's play area.
  • Bicycles are permitted on some of the hiking trails.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.