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“It's a Walk in the Park” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Ward State Park

Fort Ward State Park
Bainbridge Island, WA
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“It's a Walk in the Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Fort Ward is the site of a former military installation on Rich Passage on the south side of Bainbridge Island. It is now a combination of park on the water and a housing development on the top of the hill where the parade grounds were located. some of the old brick buildings are converted into other uses and officer's homes have been refurbished, sold and are now private homes.

The park itself offers boat launching access to the water for small boats, kayaks etc. This is a gentle walking area and spaces to picnic are all open to the public. Parking can be limited especially during warm weather.

This specific area can have some rough weather from southerly winds so watch the weather for your safety and don't forget your life preserver!

Visited July 2014
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Port Orchard, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Plenty to see, great hiking and the restrooms are decent. Bring the family for a good time. You can eat local.

Visited March 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful Walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This park has a main walking path, wonderful trails and a gorgeous view of the sound. There are historical sites located in the park and convenient restrooms.

Visited July 2014
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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128 reviews 128 reviews
22 attraction reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Hard to Find, but Worth the Search”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had a difficult time finding this military based turned into a beautiful park. There were signposts in some parts of the route and then nothing. We made quit e a few wrong turns, but the perseverance paid off when we walked through the forest trails to the beach and back. There are also buildings and sights of historical significance scattered throughout the park. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Visited July 2014
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful, but not the best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The state park is beautiful and interesting. You'll see some of the biggest trees on Bainbridge here. But we didn't love the beach and the hike back to the car is very steep - too steep for the oldest and youngest in our party.

Visited June 2014
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