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Fort Ward

Take this short, two-mile side trip to Fort Ward, a 330-acre military reservation and barracks established in 1910–11.


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Washington State Parks purchased Fort Ward, decommissioned in 1958, in 1960 and today maintains more than 130 acres for day use, including a substantial stretch of beach along Rich Passage. The park entrance is accessible from Fort Ward Hill Road. Several surviving buildings that were historically part of Fort Ward, including the administration building, gymnasium, commissary storehouse and officer’s houses, remain. Many of these structures are under private ownership, while...

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Rich Passage

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Orchard Rocks

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