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Established Camping

Fort Casey Campground

About

US Army Corps of Engineers

Keystone Harbor

This recreation area is part of Keystone Harbor

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Location

Fort Casey Campground is located in Washington

Detail location of campground

Coordinates

48.159243 N
122.675963 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • WiFi
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  • Verizon
    Good
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • Trash
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • WiFi
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Big Rig Friendly

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18 Reviews

Liam R.
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2023

Extremely helpful when roadtriping to find campsites. One key note I've found. Just because a campsite is on the map doesn't mean it's open. I've learned that the hard way many times now. Dyrt makes it very easy to go to the campsites website and check for availability.

Easy to pay and very clean bathrooms. It was very windy and rainy the night I stayed. I slept in the back of my old 4Runner and it felt like I was on a boat at times from the rocking of the car in the wind

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Month of VisitDecember
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Liam R., November 2, 2023
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Liam R., November 2, 2023
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Liam R., November 2, 2023
Nicola M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2023

Great spot!

We arrived late and found a great pull through site. The park staff were super helpful with our late evening questions. Convenient to the ferry for the morning line up! Nice hike up to the gun battery along the bluff.

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Month of VisitAugust
Justin B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2023

Comfy little campground

Clean little campground. Decent spacing between sites. If there’s a storm in the forecast be ready for some wind. The view is great and the old military fort is fun to explore.

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Month of VisitFebruary
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Justin B., January 21, 2023
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Justin B., January 21, 2023
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Kellsie T.
Reviewed May. 29, 2022

Love it!

We've stayed here dozens of times and also have gone just for the day. It's right on the water and next to the ferry and it's super cool to see the ferry and lights at night. They keep the bathrooms and showers clean. I really like the showers because they are like one big room and separate from the bathroom. We've stayed at all times of the year. We actually grew up and are from the area so we've been there alot. The only drawback is your right next to people and there's no privacy. You're not in the woods. You are in a wide open space. I like that it's a smaller area and it's great for the kids! There is woods in the back and the kids love finding the "tunnels" in the bushes to get back there to play. They take really good care of the campground itself. Also love that there's a concrete loop around the campground that's perfect for my kiddos to ride bikes around and you aren't going a super far distance. When they are ready to go back to your spot it's literally right there.

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DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2022

Wonderful representation of what camping in Puget Sound has to offer

Only 88 miles away from our home, a perfect getaway for a short trip. We are fairly new to the RV life style (always tent camped) and this only our 3rd trip in our new travel trailer. We choose to dry camp this trip because we wanted to learn more about how our travel trailer performed without hook ups. We stayed in site #8.

This is a fairly small campground and very popular. Reservations are almost a necessity for weekends, holidays and summer months. Amazing scenery and lots of history with the Fort only a small hike away. Also a beautiful lighthouse with tours on specific days and a small gift shop. The small towns of Coupeville and Langley are just a short drive away and have lots to offer for a day of window browsing and exploring. Or, walk on the ferry and explore historic Port Townsend just a 30 minute ferry ride away and your gateway to the Olympics. Calen's restaurant is just a short walk away and a plate of locally harvested Penns Cove mussels is a must. If you like riding your road bike, bring it. Great rides along the waterfront with very little traffic. Each site has a picnic table and a fire pit (wood is available from camp host) and bathroom and showers spotless.

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Month of VisitMarch
Bobby B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2021

Ocean Fog

We stayed on a Sunday night, arrived when there was only 3 tent sites remaining. The campground is right at the ferry dock so you will get that early morning fog horn. Easy walk up the hill to the fort. We had a bald Eagle in the morning which was awesome. The restrooms are very clean. Showers are available, but quarters are needed!!

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Month of VisitAugust
Marc G.
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2021

Nice whale & eagle watching

Awesome

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Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Marc G., July 17, 2021
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Marc G., July 17, 2021
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Marc G., July 17, 2021
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MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2021

Spectacular view

This small campsite is worth a visit. Breath taking view of the ocean and just minutes to the ferry. Book early if you need or want full hook up as there are limited sites with full hook up available.

Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by ML D., April 11, 2021
Rand H.
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2021

This place is awesome

Really neat military relics. Walk to the ferry to visit Port Townsend for the day. Camp in the deep woods. This place is awesome!

Brooks S.
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2021

Small & Open Campground

This campground has one loop and it is very open to your neighbors. The fort itself is an easy walk to go and explore the history of the area, plus it also has some fantastic views of the Puget Sound. The Port Townsend ferry is right there so you can enjoy watching the ferry come and go. It would also be a great day excursion to walk onto the ferry and spend the day walking around and exploring Port Townsend, it's about a 30 min ferry boat ride too. 

I did a Speed Test here at this campground as well but i cannot find the screen capture of the report but with my T-mobile hotspot I was getting 5 bars and had speedy internet to be able to work from this site if necessary in the future.

Month of VisitJanuary
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Brooks S., January 21, 2021
Judy T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2020

A different experience

We have camped here a number of times, usually during the winter months. It has been almost 3 years since we were here and a few changes have been made. You used to be able to snag one of the standard campsites (no hookups) by driving in, selecting one then paying. Now, they all all registration year round.

There is some noise here from the Coupeville-Port Townsend ferry that docks here but it is only every 1.5 hours during the low season. We like to watch the ferries and they don’t make that much noise. But, this is near a major Naval Air Force base in Oak Harbor. Apparently a few new squadrons were brought in a few years ago. For over two hours, we were treated to intermittent but frequent LOUD jets flying close to the ground. We both had headaches and our dogs were upset.

We have a pop up truck camper so, yes, of course, we can hear more noise. We do not have a TV so can’t drown it out. I am just hoping this was where they fly Wednesday. If you have a larger solid RV, you may not experience that loud dull roar. At least they don’t break the sound barrier.

We paid $20 for site 6. This is a standard site, meaning no hookups. Full hook up sites are available for more. There are flush toilets and potable water. The only faucet operating currently is the pump spigot as others were shut off due to frost. Each site has a fire pit and picnic table. The sites are level with gravel surface. There is a grassy area for tents and to play games. There is no privacy but there are beaches to walk on and views of several Cascades peaks and the Olympic Range. This is a good spot to camp awaiting the ferry for the next day or you could walk on to explore Port Townsend which has a historical town center.

  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Judy T., December 3, 2020
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Judy T., December 3, 2020
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Judy T., December 3, 2020
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Jerry
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2020

Great Adventure

We visited Fort Casey in early November, 2020. We used the AC power and water hookups for our 25ft trailer. The site is located near the beach, so naturally there isn’t much privacy and you are constantly exposed to the elements. However, the beautiful water and mountain scenery more than compensate. Fort Casey provides a wonderful journey to the past. The guns and lighthouse give many hours of exploration. The expansive grass fields allow a place to run our dog and fly kites. We spent many hours exploring the beach and observing sea life. We were not disappointed and plan to return.

  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Jerry , November 15, 2020
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Jerry , November 15, 2020
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Jerry , November 15, 2020
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George S.
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2020

Great Fun!

So much to see and do here. The old retractable gun emplacements, the lighthouse, the barracks, the parade field, the VIEWS, the kite flying, ....

R
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2020

Reserve ahead of time

Great views. Plenty to do: walk-on ferry to port Townsend, beach comb, fly kites, explore the lighthouse/bunkers. It’s a very popular site, even year round. Be sure to reserve your site well in advance.

  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Rena  L., February 24, 2020
Tom K.
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2019

Ehh

This campground was the first we visited on the way up the island from the ferry. It is tiny and right next to the ferry dock with no cover or shade from the sun. Seeing the ferry come and go is neat but gets tiring. The spaces are close together and there is literally no privacy. You can choose a better campground by going further up the island.

  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Tom K., July 3, 2019
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Tom K., July 3, 2019
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Tom K., July 3, 2019
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Dani H.
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2018

Oceans and History

Nothing beats camping at a historical Fort with breathtaking views and great motorcycle friendly activities.

Take your family this summer to enjoy hiking trails, explore the remains of Fort Casey, and visit the diving park at Washington’s Keystone.

Romantic sunsets and premium restaurants nearby make this a perfect lovers getaway just as much as a family fun trip.

Take your heart on a journey and Camp Washington State!

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Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Dani H., June 27, 2018
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Dani H., June 27, 2018
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Colleen T.
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2017

Ferry front campground

We love this small waterfront campground. Great beach and views with historic fort and bunkers. View if boats and cruise ships coming and going.

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Colleen T., September 18, 2017
  • Review photo of Fort Casey Campground by Colleen T., September 18, 2017
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Emily S.
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2016

Great for Fun...and History!

While I have never ACTUALLY camped here, I have been visiting the Fort since I was a child. Actually the first time was in 5th grade on a school trip and we stayed in the barracks :D. I have also stayed in the office quarters which are basic but still very comfortable and nice. The real attraction of the Fort is the Fort and Lighthouse. The Fort is fun to explore all the dark nooks and crannies. The light house is just cool. The land around the Fort is easy to hike around to see the different parts and buildings. And accessing the beach along the Sound is a little steep but manageable. I have driven through the campground itself and it seems very popular and a little cramped for my typical wants for camping i.e. space from my neighbors. But if you are more looking for a place to set-up a temporary home while you go exploring it would be perfect.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Fort Casey Campground have wifi?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Fort Casey Campground does have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Fort Casey Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is good, AT&T is good, and T-Mobile is good.