Burn Ban Level 3

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Gas/propane self-contained camping stoves and portable gas/propane fire pits allowed. No charcoal or wood fires allowed.

Shellfish

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Seasons are subject to closure by the Department of Health for marine biotoxins. Please check the following links to determine closures or season changes.

Boating and Moorage

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Fort Flagler State Park has dock moorage only. There are no moorage buoys available this year. Mystery Bay also has limited moorage access, and only 2 buoys available this year.

Boats at Fort Flagler.
Young deer eating in a field of grass and flowers.
Nighttime at Fort Flagler.
Beachfront at Fort Flagler.
Campsite at Fort Flagler.

Fort Flagler Historical State Park

10541 Flagler Road, Nordland, WA 98358

Fort Flagler Historical State Park is a camping park surrounded on three sides by saltwater shoreline. Offering unparalleled views of the Olympic and Cascade mountains and Puget Sound, this historic fort features many of the original military buildings used at Fort Flagler during the turn of the 20th century including gun batteries, noncommissioned officers' quarters and the hospital building.

Rules

  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires Allowed in Designated Areas
  • Horses not Allowed

Due to the nature of historic buildings, not all buildings at Fort Flagler are completely ADA accessible.

Cell service varies depending on your carrier and location within the park.

Dogs and pets must be on leashes in all areas of the park. There is not an off-leash dog park at Fort Flagler.

Activities

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Beach Exploration

Ranger Talk

Winter Camping

Biking

Bird Watching

Boating

Camping

Crabbing

Fishing

Hiking, Walking, Rolling and Running

Interpretive and Visitor Centers

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Kayaking

Metal Detecting

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Paddleboarding

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Paragliding

Scuba Diving

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Shellfishing

Swimming

Amenities

Accessible Campsites

Automated Pay Station

Accessible Restrooms

ADA Buildings

Drinking Water

Fire Pit

Park Ranger Station

Recycling

Restrooms

Showers

Trash Service

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Firewood

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Boat Ramp

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Buoys

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Dock

Moorage

Grill

Groceries

Picnic Shelters

Picnic Tables

Accessible Parking

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Trailer Dump

Basketball Court

Horseshoe Pits

Playgrounds

Boardwalk

Concessions

Interpretive Opportunities

Accessible Trails

Hiking Trails

Park features

Field

Forest

Mountain View

Saltwater

Sandy Beach

Seasonal Wildflowers

Viewpoint

Wetland

Wildlife Viewing

Rules

  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires Allowed in Designated Areas
  • Horses not Allowed

Due to the nature of historic buildings, not all buildings at Fort Flagler are completely ADA accessible.

Cell service varies depending on your carrier and location within the park.

Dogs and pets must be on leashes in all areas of the park. There is not an off-leash dog park at Fort Flagler.

Map & visitor guide

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Trails & Activities

Fort Flagler features both beach and wooded trails. Other popular activities include visiting the museum, taking an interpretive tour of the historic hospital and gun batteries, paragliding, hiking, boating, kite-flying, beach exploration, saltwater fishing, clam digging and crabbing. There is also a small playground in the day-use area across from the Lower Campground, as well as a basketball half-court and swings at the end of Flagler Road next to the Battery Row trailhead.

Concessions

Beachcomber Cafe 

Beachcomber Café serves up hot sandwiches and burgers as well as a variety of beverages including espresso. They also have snacks and grocery items, beach toys, clothing, camping supplies, bagged ice and firewood. The Beachcomber Café is open weekends in April, May, and September and daily Memorial Day through Labor Day. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. but are subject to change. Visit them on Facebook.

Olympic Kayak Tours 

Enjoy a full day, half day, sunset or evening bioluminescence tour where experienced guides will take you to see bird watching, marine life, shorelines and evening sunsets. For more information and reservations, contact OKT online, or visit them on Facebook or Instagram.

Interpretive opportunities

Fort Flagler Museum

Explore Fort Flagler’s Museum, featuring displays about the fort and military life at the turn of the 20th century. This state park museum is free to visit, though donations are greatly appreciated! Families, be sure to ask the volunteer host about a scavenger hunt!

Off Season (November-March): Saturdays

April: Thursday-Saturday

May: Thursday-Sunday

Season (June- August): Everyday

September & October: Wednesday- Sunday

Tours and Programs

Join ranger-led programs about nature and history. Stop by the office or museum to learn about the Junior Ranger program. Also be sure to keep an eye on the Upcoming Events Calendar!

Interested in learning more about the historical sites around the park? Join a volunteer-led walking tour offered April-September to learn more about fort operations and what life was like for the soldiers that once lived here. Visit the museum for more information or keep an eye on the Upcoming Events Calendar for the dates and times of the Historical Hospital Tour and Historical Gun Emplacement Tours!

Group Tours and Activities

Are you planning to visit to Fort Flagler State Park with your family, scout group, club, or co-workers? Add a fun, interactive, and educational experience to your trip by clicking here to request a ranger-led interpretive program! (Click the link tin the request form to learn more about the types of programs offered.)

Retreat Center

Fort Flagler Retreat Center is set on a bluff high above Puget Sound and is steeped in military history.