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Fort Worden State Park

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Fort Worden is a fort built before WWI and updated for both world wars. This is the largest of all of the coastal defense in Washington. It is also the most intact fort, with over a hundred buildings on the property. The fort was home to over 1,000 people during the peek of its operation. The forts guns were scrapped during WWII, like all of the different forts guns. The fort was closed in 1953.

When exploring the fort you can find many bunkers, searchlights, FC Stations, a coastal defense museum, a marine science center, camping, and much, much more! For more information, visit the park's website.

Gems in Fort Worden State Park - 1

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gem Favorite Point Wilson Lighthouse at Fort Worden State Park.

Point Wilson Lighthouse

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Recommended Routes in Fort Worden State Park - 1

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Favorite The trail leads through the trees into the park.
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Fort Worden Historic Bunker

2.5 mi 4.1 km 268' Up 81.55 m Up 267' Down 81.51 m Down

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Fort Worden State Park Hiking

  • 5 Miles 8 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 3 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 3 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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0.5 mi 0.9 km #1Bluff Trail
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0.2 mi 0.3 km #2Gun Line Road Trail
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0.2 mi 0.4 km #3Searchlight Road Trail
Intermediate
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0.3 mi 0.4 km #4Beach Campground Trail
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0.9 mi 1.5 km #5Battery Way East
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0.2 mi 0.3 km #6Bliss Vista Trail
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Point Wilson Lighthouse at Fort Worden State Park.
Apr 13, 2018 near Port To…, WA
The trail leads through the trees into the park.
Apr 18, 2017 near Port To…, WA
The Cascades peek through the trees in Fort Worden State Park.
Apr 18, 2017 near Port To…, WA
Chinese Gardens Lake and the Olympic Mountain Range provide a pleasant view from the trail.
Apr 18, 2017 near Port To…, WA
The Cascades poke through the forested skyline from Battery Walker.
Apr 18, 2017 near Port To…, WA
Point Wilson Lighthouse
Apr 4, 2018 near Port To…, WA
A gun emplacement.
Apr 2, 2018 near Port To…, WA
Most of these structures are over 100 years old!
Apr 4, 2018 near Port To…, WA