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Fort Townsend State Park, Port Townsend

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4.2/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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  • 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. 
  • 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...  read more »
  • 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 ...  read more »
  • Very happy with this wonderful state park! Great location, just outside of town, very private and tucked away in the trees. Compact campground makes this very family friendly and affordable.
  • The campground is well laid out with plenty of room between each of the sites. The bathrooms are a bit basic and dated, but usable. Really quiet and friendly (which isn't the case with all State campgrounds). Recommended for a laid back stay with easy access to Port Townsend.
  • I camped here during the last week of July 2015. I had camped here several years earlier and remembered enjoying it, so I came back. Though I didn't have a bad time, I probably won't seek this place out to stay again. The campsites themselves are fairly nice, though mine had no flat spots or those without stumps and rocks suitable to pitch a tent. Some did have tent pads, but not all. There are several miles of hiking trails, though what should have been a refreshing hike with fresh air was overcome by the smell of the paper mill. Gross! They are beautiful with some cool sights and old military things, though. Also, the "beach" views are kind of ruined by the industrial buildings across the water. And then there's the smell again. Shellfish are not safe to eat from this area, and I wouldn't really recommend swimming in it, either. Overall, I wouldn't go out of my way to avoid this place, but I also won't go out of my way to come back. 3.5/5
  • This is the primary meeting location for the Wild Wise School. It's a great spot, but be careful when there in early to mid spring, the mosquitoes can be brutal.
  • In early April we were the only campers. the RV sites are fine but the forested tent sites are best... I liked #24 - trails off the forest sites and plenty of hiking off all of the sites it's not a sandy beach but with a stroll.
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