Fort Townsend Historical 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.

Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.

  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.