FORT FLAGLER STATE PARK
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Services/Supplies Available in the park Available in the area? Camping? Park store? Pay phone? Fire wood? Boat rental? Camping? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Gifts? Golf? Groceries? Marine supplies? Pay phone? Propane? Recreational equipment? Wood
Most services are available within 20 miles of the park.
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.