Fodor's Expert Review Ft. Casey and Keystone State Park

Coupeville Beach–Sight

The 467-acre Ft. Casey State Park, on a bluff overlooking sweeping views of Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Port Townsend ferry landing, was one of three forts (the "Triangle of Death") built after 1890 to protect the entrance to Admiralty Inlet from a naval invasion. Look for the concrete gun emplacement and a couple of 8-inch "disappearing" guns. The charming Admiralty Head Lighthouse Interpretive Center is north of the gunnery emplacements. There are also grassy picnic sites, rocky fishing spots, waterfront campsites, and a boat launch. A Washington State Discover Pass is required ($30/year or $10/day; see www.discoverpass.wa.gov). Once you're done exploring the park, take the ferry from here to Port Townsend for a quick side trip or long lunch.

Beach–Sight Historic District/Site Nautical Site/Lighthouse Military Site Park (National/State/Provincial) Family

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Coupeville, Washington  98239, USA

360-678–4519

www.parks.wa.gov/parks

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Discover Pass required; $30/year or $10/day, Park open daily 8 am–dusk; lighthouse hrs vary by season, usually open 11–5

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