Fort Flagler State Park had it’s beginning as part of the Harbor Defense of Puget Sound at the turn of the 19th Century. It located northwest of Seattle.
Fort Flagler Historic State Park is a 784-acre marine 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.
The park includes a retreat center, camping sites and vacation rentals in 100 year-old officers’ housing. Many historic buildings remain at this 19th-century-established military fort.
Hiking trails take you to panoramic views of surrounding mountains and Puget Sound. The Fort Flagler Museum contains many artifacts and displays from the park’s days as a Coastal Defense fort, as well as a gift shop.
A seasonal boat dock and year-round boat ramps provide access for those seeking time on the quiet waters of Kilisut Harbor. The park is open year round for day use. There is a pay station where you can purchase a one-day pass. Or use your annual Discover Pass.
The Marrowstone Point Lighthouse (actually a light station), built in 1918 by the Lighthouse Service, is the smallest lighthouse on Puget Sound, marking the entrance to Port Townsend Bay. The lighthouse replaced a post lantern placed on the point in 1888 to help guide ships though Admiralty Inlet. It may be viewed from the park’s beach but is not open to the public.