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WASHINGTON M A R I N E

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We often forget just how lucky we are to boat in the Pacific Northwest; our deep waters, countless green islands, and hidden coves are envied by many who come from all over the world to cruise for a few days on the waters we call home. And what better way to celebrate the natural beauty of our local waters than to get out there? In that spirit we proudly present our updated annual Washington Marine Parks Guide.

This guide highlights many spots all over the state that can only be reached by boat. For most, the feeling of adventure when pulling into a new harbor is why they got a boat in the first place. The information in this guide is meant to help turn these expeditions into success stories. Note that Washington’s Discover Pass for state parks does not cover moorage fees. Annual moorage permits for state parks that charge a moorage fee can be obtained at those

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state marine parks, the State Parks’ headquarters in Olympia, and in the northwest regional office in Burlington. Remember that this guide is meant to supplement your navigational materials, not replace them. We’re keen for feedback, especially from those who’ve done it all and want to share their invaluable local knowledge. The official Washington State Parks website (parks.wa.gov) is also a great resource. Have a great trip!

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ACTIVITIES & AMENITIES Camping

Swimming

Saltwater Fishing

Picknicking

Diving

Freshwater Fishing

Clamming

Waterskiing

Beaches

Crabbing

Bike Trails

Personal Watercraft

Oystering

Hiking

Wildlife Watching

Bathrooms

Fuel

Pumpout

Showers

Campfires

Boat Launch

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1. Fort Warden State Park 48°8’20.94” N | 122°46’10.02” W With its restored Victorian-era officers’ homes, hidden gun emplacements, and parade lawns, Fort Worden Historical State Park is a beautiful 433-acre, multi-use park with over two miles of saltwater shoreline. The park rests on a high bluff overlooking Puget Sound and, along with forts Flagler and Casey, make up “The Triangle of Fire” built to defend Puget Sound in the late 1800s. A lodge is available for overnight accommodations. The park also offers alternative fitness classes, museums, and a visitor center with gift shop.

3. Mystery Bay State Park 2. Old Fort Townsend State Park 48º4’23.33” N | 122º47’45.59” W This 414-acre marine camping park features 3,960’ of saltwater shoreline on Port Townsend Bay. The park features a modern replica of the historic 19th century stable, available for weddings, company gatherings, and more. Campgrounds are closed October 15 - May 1, but the park is open year-round for day use.

Open: Year-round for day use and overnights

Open: Summer 0800 hours-Dusk

Moorage: Six moorage buoys and 120’ of dock are available. Two boat ramps. (360) 344-4400.

Moorage: Moorage fees are charged year-round for mooring at docks, floats, and buoys from 1300 hours to 0800 hours. Moorage permits can be obtained in the park. (360) 385-3595.

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48º3’27.00” N | 122º41’47.77” W Featuring 685’ of saltwater shoreline, Mystery Bay State Park on Marrowstone Island offers a fantastic view of the Olympic Mountain Range. This 10-acre, day-use marine park is reachable by car or boat via the channel through Kilisut Harbor, and reportedly has excellent crabbing offshore.

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4. Fort Flagler State Park 48º5’27.96” N | 122º43’10.99” W Established in the late 1890s to guard the nautical entrance of Puget Sound, Fort Flagler was purchased as a state park in 1955. It is a 1,454-acre marine camping park surrounded on three sides by 19,100’ of saltwater shoreline. Visitors to the park can explore its military history in the onsite museum with guided tours of the gun emplacements and the military hospital during the summer. Kite flying is a popular activity here.

Open: Summer: 0630 hours-2200 hours; Winter: 0800 hours-1700 hours Moorage: 683’ of moorage, seven moorage buoys. There is one single lane launch ramp. Daily and annual permits available. (360) 385-1259.

Open: Summer: 0630 hours-Dusk; Winter: 0800 hours-Dusk Moorage: Two boat ramps, 256’ of moorage dock, and seven mooring buoys. Moorage docks are seasonal and removed between September 30 and the first week of April each year, weather depending. Daily and annual permits available. (360) 385-1259.

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