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Fort Ward State Park

Located on the southwest side of Bainbridge Island, along Rich Passage.WA
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Fort Ward State Park is a 137-acre marine park with 4,300 feet of saltwater shoreline on Rich Passage. Many of the structures in the park reflect the historic military significance of the area, but the park is well developed for day use. There is an underwater park for scuba divers, a two-lane boat ramp and a long, beautiful beach along Rich Passage.A vehicle parking permit is no longer required for day visits.

Hours + Fees


Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk.Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk;

April - October


Picnic Area(s)

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Located on the southwest side of Bainbridge Island, along Rich Passage.From Hwy. 305:Turn west on High School Rd. Travel to T-intersection (approximately three miles), and turn left onto Fletcher Bay Rd. Continue on Fletcher Bay Rd. to T-intersection, then turn right. This takes you past Linnwood Center. Continue to Y-intersection. Veer right to go to the Fort Ward boat ramp, or veer left to find park entrance and upper picnic area. To get to park entrance, continue on left fork to Country Club Rd., and turn right. Turn right again on Fort Ward Rd. Park entrance is on right. (NOTE: The route is well signed from High School Rd.)

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