I wouldn't call this a State "Park," this is more of a State RESORT! Former military base that is now used as a beautiful conference and retreat center, to include RV camping with full water/electric/sewer hookups on the Beach Campground and water/electric with community dump on the "Upper" campground. The rate I am showing is for the Beach campground, the Upper campground is $1 less. These rates are on par with what Washington State charges for state parks. The RV slots are paved and long. In the Beach campground, the sites are "back-in" at one end and "pull through" (in wide arc's) on the other end. If you have a back-in against the trees, you have to drive all the way to the end, then go around the "turn around" and come back in order to "back-in" to those spots. The RV slots that face the beach have only a view of the sand dunes, but it's a short walk to the beach. This is a popular park and reservations are suggested any time of the year, although it wasn't full the weekend I was here. If you reserve on the website, you pay an $8 reservation fee. If you call the Conference Center directly, you do not pay the reservation fee. The "Commons" dining hall serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is also an espresso shop with sandwiches and pastries. Both are rather pricey, you might as well be eating at the Marriott. The first Sunday of each month, the Commons features a fabulous Sunday Brunch between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM for $16.95. Well worth it! If you choose to partake of the food at the Commons, they do take credit cards, but you can optionally purchase prepaid food cards when you check in for camping. The prepaid food cards is a fairly new program. When I was there, the Commons employees didn't know how to deal with the prepaid cards and apparently had not been informed about them. The Park Ranger and the folks at the check in office got it straightened out. If you need to do laundry, the Conference center allows guests to use their laundry building only between the hours of around "4:00-ish" PM to around "8:30-ish" PM each night. TV reception via antenna for the local channels was decent on digital channels, and "passable" on analog channels still out there. Satellite worked great! Lastly, very important! If you come here off the Keystone/Port Townsend ferry, IGNORE your GPS if it instructs you to take a right turn off the ferry. Instead, follow the well placed signs and turn left. If you follow your GPS and turn right, you will end up taking a route up some steep and hairy roads. Follow the SIGNS! Great park for weekend or in route outings!
Gordo n Chuck
Campers may enjoy this scenic and historic fort at two delightful campgrounds with 80 campsites that may be reserved up to one year in advance. Both campgrounds have restrooms with showers. Maximum site length is 75 feet (may have limited availability).
- Beach campground - features 50 full-service (water, electric and sewer) hookup sites tucked between the bluffs and the beaches of Point Wilson. The sites are level, spacious and open; most sites have an amazing view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
- Upper campground - features 30 sites with water and electricity, and a sewer dump station nearby. The campsites are mostly forested, some with privacy. They are fairly level, and quite long. This campground offers easy access to miles of trails.
Campsites are popular year round. Reservations are highly recommended. Campgrounds fill quickly year round. NOTE:Campgrounds convert to winter water after Thanksgiving until before Presidents’ Day Weekend (subject to weather). Insulated winter water sources are available in each campground during this time. Please call (360) 344-4431 for individual campsite reservations.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., check-out time is 1 p.m.
Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
RV rally site
Fort Worden offers a rally site for groups only. Qualifying groups must have a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 22 self-contained RVs. Please contact the groups and conferences office for more details at (360) 344-4435. For individual campsite reservations, check availability online or call (360) 344-4431.