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Fort Ward State Park

2241 Pleasant Beach Dr NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-2322
+1 206-842-2306
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Great park for young and old

Following the south western shore of Bainbridge Island this park offers a nice walking/biking trail... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Molly M
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
Quiet park

We drove to the upper parking lot on a weekday in July and there was only one other car. Very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rocks_road
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Bothell, Washington
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“rocky beach” (4 reviews)
“waters edge” (2 reviews)
“dirt trails” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
2241 Pleasant Beach Dr NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-2322
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+1 206-842-2306
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"waters edge"
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"dirt trails"
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"amazing trees"
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"boat ramp"
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"nice walk"
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"worth the effort"
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"olympic mountains"
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"great place to walk"
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"passage"
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"blackberries"
in 5 reviews
"ferries"
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"picnic"
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"exercise"
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"hike"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Following the south western shore of Bainbridge Island this park offers a nice walking/biking trail for young and old. There are plenty of picnic tables for dining alfresco. A public boat launch, a fair amount of parking, restroom facilities and a bit of WWII history...More

Thank Molly M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove to the upper parking lot on a weekday in July and there was only one other car. Very quiet. It's a big parking lot so I imagine that it can get a lot busier. We hiked dirt trails in the upper part of...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

Didn't make it too far down the bath, but it's fun to go exploring on the rocky beach. Could make for a good sunset.

Thank James M
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

There is an upper and lower area to this park. Fantastic loop walk/hikes here sunset is fantastic with views of the Olympic mountains. Lots of bird life, watch ferries and boats. Camp or picnic or just stroll and hike. Good boat ramp for everything from...More

1  Thank Desertyogawoman
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

This park was on my must-visit list because of a family connection, and I'm so glad I made it there. I had a wonderful late afternoon walk, enjoyed seeing the ferries and military emplacements, and saw many others enjoying this gem. Note, however, it is...More

Thank Dunyazade
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I like to think of this park as the neighborhood park. It does have its residences within and bordering this park. Lots of grassy areas for your pets to run and play. There are boat launches for those interested. And a great place to walk...More

Thank Beth K
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Nice paved path with views of the Rich Passage. Great place for a picnic. TONS of blackberries to pick - bring a container!

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This uncrowded park is a great place to walk. The forest is majestic, the water (and passing ferries) close by, and her is a great view of Rainier!

Thank 17reader
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Note: we intended to go to Fort Ward Park but knew we'd run out of time before getting back in line @ ferries so we parked in the ferry parking lot an hour before departure and walked towards the "town", on the left side there...More

1  Thank Kathy S
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Well maintained level walking trail along water inlet. Dog friendly on leach. Not advertised on through streets in Bainbridge but you can locate on web search. A little parking available and a place to put small boat in water. Nice quiet shaded walk along water.

Thank Sharon B
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Linda S
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Response from Heather A | Reviewed this property |
No you do not. There is free parking outside the park, about 5 spots next to the last house on the street leading to the park. If you proceed on the road past the sign, there is additional parking and restrooms. They also... More
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