- Located in the Victorian Seaport of Port Townsend, WA
- State Parks
Fort Worden State Park Conference Center is a 433-acre multi-use park with 11,020 feet of saltwater shoreline and a wide variety of services and facilities. The park rests on a high bluff overlooking Puget Sound. Many historic buildings remain at this 19th century military fort.Planning project at Fort Worden State ParkA vehicle parking permit is no longer required for day visits.
Hours + Fees
Camping and conference facilities open year-round.
Map + Directions
Located in the Victorian Seaport of Port Townsend, Wash.From South Seattle and Tacoma:Take the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Hwy. 16) northwest to Bremerton, and Hwy. 3 north to the Hood Canal Bridge. Cross the bridge and take Hwy. 19 (about five miles, turn right) north through Chimacum to Port Townsend. With normal traffic, it is 1 1/2 hours driving from the Tacoma Narrows bridge to Fort Worden State Park.
From Seattle or Everett:Take the Bainbridge Island or Edmonds/Kingston ferry, and travel to the Hood Canal Bridge. Cross the bridge and in about five miles take Hwy. 19 north (to the right) through Chimacum to Port Townsend. With normal traffic, it is one hour from Kingston to Fort Worden State Park.
From Mt. Vernon, Bellingham, Vancouver B.C.: Take Hwy. 20 west from Mt. Vernon to Whidbey Island, follow it south to the Keystone Ferry. Take the Keystone Ferry (1/2 hour crossing time) to Port Townsend.
From Olympia:Either use the Tacoma directions, or follow the scenic route up Hood Canal on Hwy. 101. From Olympia, the travel time either way, depending on traffic is about two hours.