Fort Flagler State Park in Washington state is one of the new state parks my kids and I were able to explore this year!! Not only was the view amazing but there was so much to explore in the park itself! (I have included affiliate links to products I love. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. )
Now even with having lived in Washington state since 2005, I haven’t ever made it to this part of Washington state before! We are already planning another trip back there next summer or even this spring to camp and explore again. (You can see all the official details about Fort Flagler State Park -> here and also reserve campsites)
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We spent Monday at #fortflagler and one night was not enough to see and do it all!! The trails, the kayaking, the beach, and more!! Can’t wait to plan our next trip back! (Watch for a blog post next week!!!) This isn’t even a fraction of our pictures . . . #fortflagerstatepark #camping #campinglife #pnw #pnwlife #pnwfwonderland #thatpnwlife #pnwdiscovered #pnwexplorations #seattlebloggers #southill #beach #pnwmom #kayaking #kayakingadventures #beachlife #beachtime #WAnderlust #outdoor #momlife #momofgirls #washigntonstate #upperleftcoast #vacation #sunset #momofboys #instamom #instafma #socermomlife
Now we were only able to be at the park for 24 hours but my parents were there the whole weekend camping. The kids and I crashed on their site with our tent for the night and even the dog loved the park! In the 24 hours, we crammed in hiking, beach exploring, kayaking, fishing, exploring fort buildings, and of course campfire smores!
Kayaking was one of the best parts of our trip! The bay was just right that the kids were able to navigate the current since it wasn’t super choppy so it was the perfect experience for them to get out in new water conditions beside a lake! Our kayaks were chased by seals (my oldest is still scared of them) and we were able to watch a Bald Eagle hunt and eat it’s kill!
Michael was finally able to get out fishing for the first time! He had no bites on his line but I know he loved fishing with his grandpa! There was a nice long dock for boats and a whole end people were able to fish off of.
After our hours on the water, we took off to go explore the park. I asked my dad if he wanted to go with Kylie and me on a hike. We loved how easy the path was to follow and how peaceful it was along the trail as well! We saw several families on the trail on bikes as well.
Well none of us realized how much there was to walk and see we ended up walking a total of 3.79 miles when we thought it would be maybe a mile! You can see how big the trail area of Fort Flagler State Park is!
All along the path was different bunkers to explorer and see! Kylie had a blast running in and out of them with Bentley as well! It was fun to be able to hear my dad the Air Force veteran explain to Kylie what the purpose of these buildings was used for back in the day.
If you walk far enough you will come up to the bunkhouses on the other side of the park. There they also had a huge spotlight on display to, was amazing to see the size of the light used and how it worked as well!
What To See And Do At Fort Flagler State Park?
- 5 miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails throughout the whole park
- 2 miles of beach tail
- Boat launches
- Several areas to fish from
- Little general store with ice cream and a small restaurant in the lower campground
- Showers and bathrooms for campers and beach use
The Washington State Discover Pass is required for day use or $10 a day. At $30 for the year, we always go for the yearly pass. You can see more -> here.
Have you been to Fort Flagler before? What are your favorite parts of the park?