Fort Flagler State Park
|Location:||Jefferson County, SE of Port Townsend on Marrowstone Island|
|Nearest city:||Port Townsend, Washington|
|Governing body:||Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission|
|Added to NRHP:||May 3, 1976|
Fort Flagler State Park is a Washington state park on the site of Fort Flagler, a former United States Army fort at the northern end of Marrowstone Island. From Fort Flagler, visitors can see Port Townsend to the northwest, the cranes at the Navy base on Indian Island to the west, and Whidbey Island eastward across Admiralty Inlet. Flagler Road (SR 116) terminates inside the park.
Amenities and activities
Fort Flagler has hiking and biking trails, individual campsites suitable for cars, two group campsites, two boat launches, and several historical buildings where visitors can stay - the Hospital Steward's House, the Waterway House, and the North and South Non-Commissioned Officers' Quarters.
The park's museum features exhibits about the history of the fort. Guided tours of the historic fort buildings can be arranged in advance.
Every August, the Kamiak Show Band holds its annual "band camp," during which band members learn new music, prepare for the upcoming marching band season, and rehearse in sessions enjoyed by members of the visiting public.
Newport High School (Bellevue, Washington) also holds a cross-country camp at Fort Flagler for one week during the summer.
Eastside Catholic High School juniors and seniors take a trip to Fort Flagler for the Destiny retreat.
Seattle Girls Choir has their annual "Choir Camp" during the first weekend in August. This is a time for all three of the upper level choirs to have intensive music instruction in an environment that is fun and enjoyable
United Methodist Youth from the Seattle/Tacoma district enjoy a weekend retreat there in mid-late fall.
- Fort Flagler State Park (Washington State Parks website)
- Daniel Webster Flagler page at arlingtoncemetery.net
- Marrowstone Point Lighthouse
- USGS Marrowstone Marine Field Station