Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend

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Set on a high bluff overlooking the Puget Sound, Fort Worden State Park is home to beautiful scenery and a wealth of recreational activities. The park, which spans 176 hectares (434 acres), was once a U.S. Army base and features a number of historical military buildings here. The Coast Artillery Museum informs visitors about coastal military history, focusing particularly on Washington's Puget Sound. You can explore the park via its 27 km (17 mi) of hiking trails or 19 km (12 mi) of biking trails. Bring a picnic, if you like, to enjoy in the picnic areas overlooking the cliffs of Artillery Hill or Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Cable House Canteen includes a cafe and convenience store. Our Port Townsend trip maker website makes visiting Fort Worden State Park and other Port Townsend attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We happened to drive out here near sunset as we explored the area and were treated to a stunning sunset over the water from this most interesting park. Has places to stay, camp, picnic, and a lighthou...  more »
  • During multi-day stays in Port Townsend, this is my go-to park to jog, hike, beach comb and stop by the Commons for a beverage and rest room  more »
  • Being a retired military member and see the old Officer's Row housing was great. At the museum you can see how the officer's lived at the turn of the 20th century. The old housing unit are available a...  more »
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