A little gem of a campground, close enough to see Seattle but far enough away that you feel a million miles away from crowds and cars and city life. The nearest town is Port Ochard, with gas stations, groceries, and restaurants, but since this park is at the tip of the peninsula, dead-ended against the water, it feels way more remote than it really is.
Dense woods with tall trees separate sites and line the loop roads.
This spot was, long ago, a defense installation, and some of those old buildings are still visible, with interpretation signs so you understand what and why.
There are a few trails, not well-marked in spots, but worth finding for views like this of Mount Rainier.
Because it’s heavily wooded, there are lots of flowering things…
And berries for the picking in the summer!
Me, I loved watching the water traffic between Seattle and Bremerton. This little tug was my favorite.
To get into Seattle, you can drive to Bremerton (warning: commuter traffic is heavy mornings and evenings!) and then hop on the 1-hour ferry, which also offers great views of the city skyline.