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The best camping near Fort Worden State Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Fort Worden adventure.

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Savor the romance of the 1914 Point Wilson Lighthouse at this Washington state park!

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Cedar Glen

2 sites 路 RVs1 acre 路 Port Townsend, WA
A fairly secluded and very pretty piece of land just outside of Port Townsend with lots of amenities and very easy access to the Larry Scott section of the Olympic Discovery trail, making an easy walk or ride to everything Port Townsend has to offer. Choose from different camping options, including a pad for small RVs with available power and water, to a drive up site with room for a couple of tents, to a private walk/bike in site in the woods. There is a central area with firepit and grate, gas BBQ, two burner gas cooker, large table, sink, picnic table and benches/chairs. For hygeine there is a large regularly serviced porta potty and tankless water heater with shower. Accomodations can be made for people traveling light, such as providing dishes, firewood, a tent, hammock and possibly other amenities and services. This is a great base camp for exploring Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula.
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Compass Rose Farms

12 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres 路 Port Townsend, WA
This beautiful land is a magical, cultivated ecosystem, a patchwork quilt of diverse gardens, flowing fields, and sacred woodlands all stitched together with the threads of creeks and paths. This is a place for connection, education, and sanctuary. There are many ways to connect and explore this land; wander through the rose, herb, and vegetable gardens, sit and meditate in the Weavers Grove, pick herbs and greens to add to your evening meal, or sit with your knitting and watch the sheep. Whether you come to escape or to connect, you will find it here. NOTE: This is a working farm we have animals, dirt, sticks, bugs, and poop, and lots of opportunities to "connect" with Nature. All of our amenities are shared spaces, designed to foster community. You will find good signs with clear communication here. All of our lodgings are off-grid with no electricity or running water. Water, electricity, and wifi are available in the kitchen, garden, cafe, and lounge areas. Please bring battery-operated lights, bedding, and a pillow, unless otherwise noted. We request that campers check in before 8 pm. More than a campground this is a destination, come for the weekend or stay for the week. We have camping, glamping, and cabins available throughout the summer months. We also offer tours of the animals and gardens. There is a shower house, bathhouse, summer kitchen, library, cafe, fiber studio, yarn shop, and lots of outdoor seating. Additionally, we have safe potable water, a portable toilet, and two charcoal/wood barbeques available for your use on the patio. Come, walk in the gardens, smell the roses, put your feet in the creek, then sit by the fire and watch the stars come out. Compass Rose Farms is the host and mother to many businesses and projects. Our gardens provide flowers, food, medicine, and the magic for weddings and celebrations. The Weavers Grove holds our spiritual center and sanctuary, a place to wander and connect to land and spirit. The Farm supports our flock of Icelandic sheep, Compass Rose Wool Mill, Hipcamp, and our many fledgling start-ups.
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Dragonfly Retreat

1 site 路 RV, Tent6 acres 路 Coupeville, WA
The camp site is approximately 6 acres located in a quiet secluded forest area near highway 525. A fire pit with wood is provided on non-burn ban days. A flat grassy area is big enough to enjoy your recreation activity of choice. Bring your binoculars and check out all the different kinds of birds. Nearby wetlands provide lots of food for birds, bats, and dragonflies. Other wildlife you may see are deer, bunnies, owls, quail, butterflies, garter snakes, and raccoons. Lots of native flora can be identified with your plant identification app or book. The beach is about a mile away where you can hunt for sea glass and enjoy the waves or build yourself a shelter out of driftwood. The mostly flat gravel road can accommodate any size RV. 10 minutes to Coupeville, Greenbank Farm, Ebey's Landing, Port Townsend Ferry, and Patmore Pit Dog Park. 20 minutes to Freeland 25 minutes to Oak Harbor 30 minutes to the Clinton-Mukilteo Ferry 35 minutes to Deception Pass What you will need to bring: - self-contained RV, camper van, motorhome, or camping gear with camp toilet - water - grill or rack for fire pit - camp chairs/table - mosquito repellent - flashlights - recreation equipment Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a leash and in the presence of the owner at all times. Excessive barking will not be tolerated. Quiet hours start at 10:00 pm and no loud parties will be allowed. Up to 8 hip campers at a time. The site address with detailed directions will be sent to you after booking. Relying on GEO for directions is not recommended.
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Cook Bluff

5 sites 路 RVs, Tents1 acre 路 Port Townsend, WA
We are right on the bluff here! We enjoy the view of The San Juan and Canadian Islands, listening to the waves crashing, watching the wildlife roaming or swimming by, and smelling the sea air. In the dry season you can park or set up a tent at the end of the property right near the lookout. The wet season brings singing frogs and lots of soft, mushy ground, too wet to drive on, so you will park on higher ground closer to the house and driveway. There is water access from the spigot attached to the garage by the teal door. A composting toilet can be found around the corner from the spigot near big apple tree by the house. Privacy can be found by pulling the curtains across the opening of the space. Saw dust and toilet paper are next to the toilet. Be sure to cover anything you leave in the bucket with a handful or two of sawdust! There is one house on the property surrounded with a garden to the south, neighbors to the west, the Salish Sea and a view of Mt. Baker to the North, and a lookout trail to the east with beach access a mile away (no beach access from the site), and Fort Worden State Park two miles down the road. Across the road to the south is a quiet neighborhood surrounded by a second growth forest with local trails for nice walks or mountain biking. The food coop is a 5 minute drive or 15 minute bike ride.
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Dick's Last Resort on the River

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents16 acres 路 Sequim, WA
"Welcome to Dicks Last Resort on the River. Voted 鈥 Best Campsite in Washington State Runner Up鈥 2022 and 2023. Our 16 acre private riverfront property is located on the Dungeness River just outside the city of Sequim in Clallam County on the Olympic Peninsula. There are just two very large campsites. Each site can accommodate two RV鈥檚 or just a bunch of tents. You will have full access to the parcel allowing you to explore or just hang out at the river. We are pet friendly. Well behaved dogs can be off leash this vacation The nearest towns are Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Victoria B.C., and Sequim where you鈥檒l find restaurants, wineries, and more. The nearest attractions are Olympic National Park, Hurricane Ridge, Olympic Discovery Trail, Ferry Dock to Victoria B.C., Lake Crescent, and Hoh Rainforest where you can enjoy activities such as: boating, fishing, wildlife viewing, winter activities, hiking, biking, etc. Also, you can ride directly from the campsite to some fabulous mountain biking trails at Dungeness Trails. PLEASE NOTE, Both sites are equipped with an additional RV parking spot right on the river with 30 amp power and Wifi for an additional $45.00 per night. PLEASE ADD THIS AS AN EXTRA AT THE TIME OF BOOKING. Summer annual events include the Lavender Festival and Irrigation Festival."
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Sage Horse Camp.

15 sites 路 RVs, Tents50 acres 路 Sequim, WA
Each camp site has two horse corrals, fire ring, picnic table, room for an RV/horse trailer, and tent. Stock water only, no potable water. Outhouses with hand washing area. In camp you will find: 40' round pen, 86' X 120' outdoor rough terrain arena, trails, a small obstacle course and a play area for the kido's. From camp you can ride or hike miles of trails and roads on Department of Natural Resources (DNR) land. We are only a few miles from the 7 Cedars Casino and 10 miles from beautiful Sequim. Come relax and enjoy our little bit of heaven on the hill. SAGE HORSE CAMP AND RV PARK WENT FROM A DREAM TO REALITY ON JULY 5TH, 2014. WE ARE SO EXCITED TO BE OPEN AND AVAILABLE FOR OVERNIGHT CAMPERS AND DAY RIDERS ALIKE. OUR CAMPING IS CURRENTLY PRIMITIVE WITH A FEW AMENITIES. EACH CAMP SITE HAS TWO HORSE CORRALS, FIRE RING, AND PICNIC TABLE. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THE CAMPGROUND AS MUCH AS WE DO.
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Eagle's Loft on the Dungeness

3 sites 路 Lodging, Tents1 acre 路 Sequim, WA
We bought this property 8 yrs ago so we could keep our horses on our own property. The house used to be a barn for milk cows, so this was a working farm. The family before use raised their 5 children here and originally built the treehouse. We decided to revive the worn out treehouse and share its life and beauty with other families.
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Praktical Magik

8 sites 路 Lodging, Tents3 acres 路 Oak Harbor, WA
Imagine a magical property made for camping. It's located in a secluded forest, surrounded by towering trees and lush greenery. The air is fresh and clean, the sound of birdsong surrounds you. There are limited signs of civilization, just you, the forest, and the stars. The property is perfect for camping. There are several campsites to choose from. There's also a communal area with a large fire pit area. The property is fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable camping trip. The best part about this magical property is the magic. There are fairies that live in the forest, and they love to play tricks on campers. They might steal your food, or they might lead you astray. But they're always good-natured, and they'll never do anything to hurt you. One night, you're sitting by the fire pit, telling stories with your friends. Suddenly, you see a shooting star streak across the sky. You make a wish, and without thinking twice it comes true. You spend the rest of the day exploring the forest. You come across a hidden hiking trail and follow it to the beach.. You have the time of your life at the magical property. You make memories that will last a lifetime. And when it's time to go home, you're sad to leave. But you know that you'll be back someday. The magical property is a place where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It's a place where you can relax and reconnect with nature. It's a place where you can make memories that will last a lifetime.
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9Mile-Marrowstone Island

4 sites 路 Lodging5 acres 路 Nordland, WA
Nine Mile Adventures- Marrowstone is located at the end of an intentionally underdeveloped short plat. We became stewards in 98' at the ripe age of 21. Anything done or added to the land and setting was by our hand. Including the few small clearings of selectively cut trees to hand pouring and hauling water for mixing cement via our backs. We sure do hope we are doing her right! our plan? to leave as much untouched as possible. The property is made up of over 5 acres and is heavily treed with Grand Firs, large Western Red Cedar, Big Leaf Maple, Alder, Doug Fir, and many other native shrubs including edible berries such as huckleberry, salal berry, salmon berry. Micologists (mushroom hunters) are sure to find the treasure they seek growing fruitfully in these forests. Neighbors live symbiotically with the land, many are without electricity or city water as guests will experience as well. Stop by our seasonal farmstand located along driveway in the. Browse our collection of homegrown/sewn/collected and created inventory everything from seeds starts to home decor + fashion all on offer inside a '71 VW BUS, you'll get an idea of who we are pretty quick!. OR stop by the "town" of Nordland which proudly boasts the iconic Nordland General Store and Post Office (currently closed due to fire in 2020) a definite nostalgic fun stop. If you have time park and take a stroll down the dock. Shower a day person? Fort Flaggler is your place (5 min. drive up the island-North) has full service public restrooms, complete with showers (bring some quarters) and flushing toilets, a wonderful trail system worth exploring and not a bad view of the straits including Port Townsend. If Laundry is something you find yourself needing, Port Hadlock has a fine one, situated next door to the QFC market. Throw in a load and head across the street to the "Valley Tav" for the best veggie burgers around! no joke.
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Saltgrass Garden

1 site 路 Lodging5 acres 路 Anacortes, WA
Join us in our cabin overlooking the water at the mouth of Turner Bay. This is a family property with the host on site in the main house. In the winter the king tides are very high all the way to the deck! The cabin is really cozy as we have an HVAC system so you can stay warm in the winter months! The unique property allows for many fun outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, crabbing; and fishing (seasonal), Birding, bicycling and playing on the beach, high tide twice a day brings in all sorts of wildlife as well as the occasional message in a bottle. As winter is here the tide gets higher every two-week cycle, check the tides for a dramatic visit. For La Conner local tides, use link below: https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaatidepredictions.html?id=9448558 We are located very close to many amenities. Some of which you need to call ahead to arrange. For instance, rock climbing, or kayak rentals. You will find the Swinomish Casino and golf course within two miles. Or spend time exploring the little shops and local entertainment in the small towns of Anacortes and La Conner. You can also take a day trip to the San Juan Islands by taking a scenic ferry ride out of Anacortes. On the property you may meet our pup Turner, or our cats Poly and Minnie, we also have several chickens that provide us with eggs most of the time. Also on the property are your hosts Jeri and Nancy, as well as our handyman Shawn who lives in a retro build bus at the north end. Saltgrass boasts beautiful flowers, vegetable gardens, fruit trees, and yes, the Bay. We try to live harmoniously with the land. We would love to share our space with you! Our property has hosted many events, such as weddings, family reunions, company picnics, a music festival, and life celebrations. If you are interested, please let us know. We are always evolving our land to share with others.
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The Lookout

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents23 acres 路 Clear Lake, WA
The Lookout is an amazing piece of property with elevations with expansive south facing views of Clear Lake, Rainier, Olympics, and the foothills of the Cascades. The site is perfect for sunsets, a launch pad to activities in Skagit Valley, and most importantly a private mountain bike flow trail (experts only at this time). More trails coming this fall! Check us out on IG @___the_lookout
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Wandering Joy Campground

14 sites 路 Tents33 acres 路 Port Angeles, WA
Located less than 10 minutes from Lake Crescent, directly across US-101 from Lake Sutherland, and 20 minutes west of downtown Port Angeles, Wandering Joy Campground is the perfect homebase for your peninsula adventures! Wander the property trails to discover giant moss-covered boulders, aged big leaf maple, towering grand fir, and western red cedar. Heavily forested with mixed conifer species, dense alder stands, and a rich understory, you'll enjoy a vibrant habitat for wildlife, especially birds. We are committed to protecting the health and wellness of this magical forest and kindly ask that you pack out all trash, exercise extreme caution with campfires, be a respectful neighbor to fellow campers, and leave only good vibes behind! PLEASE NOTE: * We are primarily a tenting campground. Not all sites are suitable for car-camping/rooftop tents as the parking may not be level and/or large enough for your rig. Please send us a message PRIOR to booking and we鈥檇 be happy to recommend any available sites that may fit your need. *All of our sites have their own shape, size, and characteristics, no two are alike! Please refer to the site descriptions and pictures to assist you in choosing a site for your adventure. If in doubt, just send a message and we鈥檒l help steer you in the right direction. Your experience is important to us! *We are a small, private campground. As such, our site limits are set to 2 ppl, 1 vehicle, 1 tent. You can select to add up to 2 more ppl on select sites, for an additional charge. Our sites are simply not large enough to be considered group sites. For your comfort, we recommended that you book multiple sites if you have a larger party. As always, we can help you choose the best site for your party, so don鈥檛 hesitate to reach out! * 4-wheel drive is recommended for Sites 9-11 due to the steady uphill gravel driveway loop. Especially recommended for vans and heavier vehicles.
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The best camping near Fort Worden State Park guide

Overview

About

Discover Washington's rich military at this state park. After grabbing your map, take a tour of the Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum. Meander past the officer quarters and admiralty inlet. You can even have a picnic on the old parade grounds.

The park offers beach access so you can fly a kite in the breeze. Crabbing is also popular in the area. You can rent kayaks and canoes or launch your own boat from the launches. Fish off the 120-foot dock. If you prefer biking, the park offers more than eight miles of trails.

Nestle into one of the two campgrounds for a night under the stars. There are 80 campsites with a length of up to 75 feet. At the end of the day, the restrooms offer showering facilities. Between the beach and bluffs, the campsite has 50 sites with full hookups.

Not into camping? Fort Worden features 456 bedrooms, including a castle and century-old officers' housing. Around the park, there are 43 housing units with kitchens and linens.

Notable campgrounds

  • The Beach Campground offers full-hookup sites with stunning views of Admiralty Inlet.
  • Nestled in a forest setting, the Upper Forest Campground provides partial-hookup sites for a more secluded retreat.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, as campsites at Fort Worden are highly sought after and fill up quickly.
  • Consider visiting during the off-peak season for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellation policies and check back regularly for newly available sites.
  • Explore nearby camping options at Fort Flagler and Mystery Bay State Parks for alternative accommodations.

When to go

The best time to visit Fort Worden State Park is during the summer months, from 6:30am to dusk, when the weather is warm and all facilities are fully operational. Winter visits offer a unique charm, with hours from 8am to dusk, but be mindful of the colder temperatures and reduced services.

Know before you go

  • Always keep pets on a leash and be aware that there is no off-leash dog park available.
  • Check for any burn bans or shellfish harvest closures before planning your activities.
  • Remember that the Fort Worden Boat Launch is closed; use nearby state park launches instead.
  • Cell service can be spotty, so plan accordingly and do not rely solely on mobile devices.
  • Accessibility may vary, so contact the park office at (360) 344-4412 for assistance with specific needs.

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