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Washington State Parks

USA Parks
Olympic & Kitsap Peninsulas Region
Fort Flagler State Park
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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.
Park Store
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 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.
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.

Fort Flagler State Park is located near Camano Island, Oak Harbor and Port Townsend

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.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 10 Now open year round
Camping is available year round. The lower campground sites 48-116 will be open all year. Sites 1-47 are open seasonally May through October. We also have a Retreat Center facility and 5 historic vacation houses to choose from.
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!
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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.


Washington State Parks