Fort Flagler Historical State Park

Fort Flagler Historical State Park is a 784-acre marine camping park surrounded on three sides by 19,100-feet of saltwater shoreline. The park rests on a high bluff overlooking Puget Sound, with views of the Olympic and Cascade Mountains. Many historic buildings remain at this 19th-century-established military fort.

Automated pay station: This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass and boat launch permit.

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

ADA Amenities/Facilities

  • Campground
  • Restroom
  • Hiking trail

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities

The park provides one reservable kitchen shelter with a power outlet and water on the west side of the island across the road from the Kilisut Harbor launch and concession area. The shelter has five picnic tables and a large fire ring. Restroom facilities and water are nearby. Maximum 100 people.

The park provides numerous unsheltered picnic tables, all scattered throughout the park with the largest number located on the beach, available first come, first served.



  • 5 miles of hiking/biking trails
  • 2 miles of beach trail
  • Interpretive trail

Water Activities & Features

  • 256-feet of dock and moorage
  • 7 mooring buoys
  • Boating
  • Clamming
  • Crabbing
  • Personal watercraft
  • Saltwater fishing
  • Swimming
  • Two boat ramps
  • Fishing

Other Activities & Features

  • Kite flying
  • Museum with gift shop
  • Paragliding
  • Birding

Interpretive Opportunities

Visitors may explore the military museum, featuring displays about area history. The museum includes a gift shop. Both are open daily, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day.  For group visitors or special arrangements, call (360) 385-3701. Admission to the museum is by donation. 
GUN EMPLACEMENT GUIDED TOURS: A guided walking tour of the historic gun emplacements and other historic sites are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 a.m.,  Learn about Fort operations and history. See projectile lifts and sliding targets in action. The tour lasts approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours. A donation of $2 - $5 is suggested for tours.  Tours begin the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day.

HOSPITAL GUIDED TOURS: Step back in time as you take a guided tour of a 1905 military hospital. Hear about the incredible history of this beautiful building that was awarded the Mary P. Johnson award for Historic Preservation in 2012. Tours are offered on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m., May 15 to Sept. 7. A donation of $2 is suggested for tours.  Tours begin the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Additional Information

  • In addition to the trails, there are 12.5 miles of roads and 2 miles of beach front to explore. Check regulations for clamming season.
  • 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.