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Olympic & Kitsap Peninsulas Region
Fort Flagler State Park
FORT FLAGLER STATE PARK
FORT FLAGLER STATE PARK
10541 Flagler Road
Nordland, Washington   98358
Fort Flagler 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. This historic fort offers gun batteries to explore and guided heritage tours. Panoramic views of surrounding mountains and Puget Sound add to the attractions.

Park hours/updates:

Summer: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.Winter: Closed to camping Nov. 1. Restroom facilities in the lower beach area will be closed until May 13.

The park is open year round for day use.

Camping:Check-in time: 2:30 p.m.Check-out time: 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Nature of the Area
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life. Chipmunks. Coyotes. Deer or Elk. Otters. Rabbits. Raccoons. Squirrels. Crows or Ravens. Doves or Pigeons. Ducks. Eagles. Geese. Gulls. Hawks. Herons. Hummingbirds. Jays. Owls. Snipes. Woodpeckers. Wrens. Clams. Crabs. Sea Birds. Seals. Shellfish. Starfish. Whales. Perch. Red Snapper. Salmon

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life . Cedar. Douglas Fir. Hemlock. Alder. Apple. Ash. Birch. Maple. Daisy. Foxglove. Lupines. Paintbrush. Rhododendron. Rose. Berries. Ferns. Moss or Lichens. Seaweed. Thistle

History of the Area
Fort Flagler, along with the heavy batteries of Fort Worden and Fort Casey, once guarded nautical entrance to Puget Sound. These posts, established in the late 1890's, became the first line of a fortification system designed to prevent a hostile fleet from reaching such targets as the Bremerton Naval Yard and the cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett. Construction began in 1897 and continued in one form or another until the fort was closed in 1953. The property was purchased as a state park in 1955. Fort Flagler is named after Brigadier General Daniel Webster Flagler.
Camping
The park has 116 standard tent sites, 57 utility spaces, 2 primitive sites, one dump station, four restrooms (one ADA) and eight showers (two ADA).

Forty-seven standard tent sites are in the upper camping area. Because this area is on a bluff above the water and is canopied with trees, it is not suitable for large RVs.

Twelve tent sites and 57 full utility sites are in the lower park area and have easy access to the water. Maximum site length is 50 feet (may have limited availability).

To reserve a campsite, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.

Group Accommodations:

The park provides two primitive group camps with vault toilets and no showers. The scout area accommodates tents only with a maximum of 40 people. There is a fire ring and one open-sided shelter with a vault toilet. The wagon wheel camp accommodates both RVs and tents. There are two vault toilets and no hookups. Fees vary with size of the group. To make a reservation for either group camp, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.

More about park hours Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.Length of stay: You may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park during the summer; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31.
Boating
The park offers two boat ramps and 256 feet of moorage dock. Moorage docks are seasonal, removed between Sept. 15 and March 25 each year.

A daily watercraft launching permit and a trailer dumping permit may be purchased at the park.

Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.

Moorage fees are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m. Daily and annual permits are available. For more information, call (360) 902-8844.
Boats and RVs
Leavenworth Outfitters.com Outdoor Center - Leavenworth, WABoat Rentals
We want to share the nature and adventure of river rafting, kayaking, cross country skiing and snoeshoeing in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Washington State with our honored guests.
84.6 miles from park*


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Picnicking
The park provides one kitchen shelter without electricity on the west side of the island across the road from the Kilisut Harbor launch and the concession area. To reserve, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.

The park provides 19 sheltered and 40 unsheltered picnic tables, all scattered throughout the park with the largest number located on the beach available first-come, first-served.
Nature Programs
Visitors may explore the military museum, which includes an interactive display, open daily 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. June 1- Sept.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 1 - Oct. 31.

11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Nov. 1- April.

11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays May 1- May 31.Guided tours of historic buildings and features may be arranged through the park office at (360) 385-3701.
Area Attractions
Activities Trails Water Activities Other. 5 mi. Hiking Trails. 5 mi. Bike Trails. Boating (saltwater). 2 boat ramps (saltwater). 256 feet of dock (saltwater). 256 feet of moorage (saltwater). Fishing (saltwater). Personal Watercraft (saltwater). Swimming (saltwater). Water Skiing (saltwater). Clamming. Crabbing. 15 Fire Circles. Interpretive Activities. Museum



In addition to the trails, there are 12.5 miles of roads and 3.6 miles of beach front to explore. Clamming is open April 1 through June 30.
Things To Do in the Area
Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival - Rollingbay, WAArts/Cultural/Drama
Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival is a family-focused music event organized by volunteers. The festival brings diverse music to the community, raising funds for local charities, this year PAWs of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap.
Web Site: BainbridgeBluegrass.org
30.5 miles from park*
Leavenworth Outfitters.com Outdoor Center - Leavenworth, WAFamily Outting
We want to share the nature and adventure of river rafting, kayaking, cross country skiing and snoeshoeing in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Washington State with our honored guests.
Web Site: leavenworthoutfitters.com
84.6 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 16 ***PERFECT*** by Audra L.
I could not ask for anything better! Wonderful campsites, walking distance to the beach, helpful staff, family oriented, relaxing, well maintained restrooms, etc. If you love camping, you will love what Fort Flagler has to offer!
March 3 Adventure for Dreams by Happy
I loved the opportunity and sit and watch the paragliders fly to their hearts content. It was if I was up in the sky with them. What I thought was mind blowing was an eagle joining in the flights with them. Wow. What an unexpected pleasure to see nature blend with man. Try that on a bicycle!
August 28 A campground with more to offer by Martha
We had such a great surprise with the tours, concerts, trails, museum and great people that take care of the park. Kids and adults can enjoy this place.
November 2 best park in the area by suzan
i camp every year with the snohomish tribe, lots of fun
October 18 Great! We learned some history.
August 28 Volunteer Staff was sooo helpful by Carole Sullivan
Our very small fiberglass travel trailer broke and I mean broke down as we entered the park for a two day stay. The frame snapped on one side and buckled on the other. We were stuck for sure. Then Lee a Volunteer at the park came to our rescue and facilitated a fix of our little rig and stayed with us untile we were comfortable. he gave us phone numbers for several businesses in the area that might be able to send a welder over or have us towed to one. Turns out an excellent certified welder from Chimacum fixed us up and after about 6 hours we entered our site. We will never forget the time and kindness of everyone from the park and other areas that made our trip memorable in many ways. Oh, and the park is gorgeous with huge sites and super clean facilities. Stay there!!!
June 20 great church camp destination by Marissa
i loved everything about it except you guys should build a pool in next to the church chapel!!!! it was wayyyy to hot last year!!!!!!!!and im afraid to go into the ocean because of sharks!!!! and jelly fish!
September 8 Great place to relax by cookie
Three days of late summer fun exploring, botci ball and bike riding.
August 16 Great spot to camp by 20 minutes late cost 21 bucks!
However dont be a second late on check out or they will ding you for an ENTIRE NIGHTS FEES EVEN WHEN THE CAMPGROUND WAS EMPTY!!! AS IF THE FEES ON THE FEES ISNT ENOUGH!!
August 3 The best day of my life
I got married in this beautiful, magical place in 1997.
July 6 EXCELLENT EMPLOYEES by Karl the Raven
We stayed there recently and the tour was excellent. They were very knowledgeable about the history and were very nice.
June 9 Closure a great shame by John
I hear there are plans to close the park. I really enjoyed visiting it, even from as far away as London
May 21 Our favorite place to tent camp. by S,C and kids
May 20 Beautiful Flagler by MisterPuppy
Lovely place to stay, Sunny beach camping or upper wooded spots. Beautifully maintained. Great views. Great little store at the beach!
May 16 Our favorite camping destination by Chris
We have camped here for close to 40 years. The only thing that has ruined our time there is our lovely liquid sunshine.
May 8 hi by curt593
it was good just wish it whas a littel warmer


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Located eight miles northeast of Hadlock (Port Hadlock), Wash., on the northern tip of Marrowstone Island in Jefferson County.

Park address:10541 Flagler RoadNordland, WA 98358

Located eight miles northeast of Hadlock (Port Hadlock), Wash., on the northern tip of Marrowstone Island.

From Seattle or Edmonds:

Take Kingston Ferry or Bainbridge Island Ferry, and follow signs to Hood Canal Bridge. Cross over and drive five miles, then turn right onto easily-missed Hwy. 19 (Beaver Valley Rd.). Travel 10 miles to the Chimacum four-way stop. Take a right on Chimacum-Center Rd. At four-way stop in Port Hadlock, turn right onto Oak Bay Rd. Go approximately one mile and turn left onto SR 116. Fort Flagler is at end of road, approximately 10 miles from the Oak Bay Rd.

From Port Townsend:

Drive south out of town on Sims Way and continue south on Hwy 20 for approximately 2.5 miles to the stop light. Continue straight onto Hwy 19. Travel three miles to Ness' Corner Road and turn left. At the four way stop in Port Hadlock, continue straight onto Oak Bay Road. After approximately one mile, turn left onto State Route 116. Follow the route to the end of the road and directly into the park.

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Fort Flagler State Park
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