October 27, 2022 - reviewed by J Walsh
I LOVE Fort Worden. It has something for everyone. Forest campground is under-rated! Accomodates all types of rigs. Isn't as exposed as the beach sites. Has great new bathroom bldg with private restroom and private shower room. All sites have electric and water. Sites 70-76 are lower level so there are stairs to get to restrooms and they're not private. Sites 59 & 60 were my favorites. I was car camping. Both nice and private but close to bathrooms. Most big rigs chose 51-58 and 65-69. I did find it funny that the camp hosts had 2 barking dogs and smoked a lot! Very popular so reservations are really necessary. I got lucky 2 nights in a row without. But I did have to change sites.
January 16, 2019 - reviewed by Joan Baker
Spacious State Park On The Water
If you're into history you will enjoy this park.
Lots of the sites are very spacious. It does get windy, being right on the water. Try to get a spot with some tree protection. I'm sure the upper level isn't as windy, but harder to get into, especially with a big rig. There's pay showers that are very clean.
Port Townsend is very close, it's an interesting town, don't miss it while you're there.
Finding the place to register for the park is kind of hard to find.
(I think it's the second right when you come in the park)
August 4, 2018 - reviewed by Susan
We live 25 miles from Ft Worden have been making that trip for decades. Beachcombing, hiking, relaxing are all there. We bring our rig, tents for the family & settle in every year. As small kids we delighted in the bunkers & scaring each other. Now our grandkids do the same .
May 29, 2018 - reviewed by Ray & Donna
Excellent State Park
This park is really worth the trip. One of the nicest in Western Washington. FHU with 30 Amp electrical. Large, open sites yet many have a more private picnic table area. Miles of hiking and biking trails. Great area for kayaking with rentals near the lower campground. Three eating facilitates in the summer. I recommend Taps at the Guardhouse for good food and a cold beer. Restroom/shower facilities are newer and clean. Good Coastal Defense Museum. Great beaches for a walk or cold swim. Historic Port Townsend is only a couple of miles away for sightseeing and shopping. We've been here many times and we will return again.
June 5, 2017 - reviewed by M. ALLEN
Nice park in a nice area facing east for the morning sunshine if you are lucky. Strange camping registration office in resort type building and the cost of camping is likely determined to dissuade the average family campers as the state pass does not reduce the fee. Only stayed one night therefore.
May 7, 2017 - reviewed by Paul
Will Definitely Go Back!
Beautiful state park right on the coast. Lower beach campground is a short walk from the water, an artillery battery and a lighthouse. Stayed here 3 nights, and would have stayed longer if I hadn't had to get back for work. The upper forest campground is beautiful too, and not as crowded or as windy as the beach. Lots of places to explore both at the fort and in Port Townsend. Loved it!
September 14, 2016 - reviewed by Mobeywon
Spent 3 nights here. Very well maintained former military instalation. Quiet, big camp sites in upper campgrounds. If you enjoy US military history, this place will be a must stay. Great bike trails! And old town Port Townsend is way cool !!!
$$$(app wouldn't let me change $)
June 24, 2016 - reviewed by Chris
Beauty, History And A Backstory
The park is a bit dated but the location is fantastic. The fort has a history of defending the Puget Sound and the ruins and intact buildings are great. Bring "An Officer and a Gentleman" along to watch as the majority of the film was filmed right there. Camp Hosts were the best we have encountered which helped us greatly on our maiden voyage into the RV world.