Had a wonderful stay! We were there the last weekend of the season. Will 100% be back when it is open again. We loved hiking around with our kids and roaming the beach exploring!
Not my favorite kind of camping but the sites were clean and very well kept. We only spent the night and headed off early.
If you're looking for a serene woodsy place to tent camp this is it! There are RV/trailer sites which are what you would expect - all in a line with no privacy between them. The tent sites all have moderate to high privacy, especially the perimeter sites. If you're in the middle of the loop then unfortunately you have people 360 degrees around you but still not terrible. I noticed that all the sites have fire pits with grills except for #2 for some reason. I would also avoid #2 and #3 as they are literally directly next to the bathrooms and there is a bright metal halide light outside the bathroom. The pull-through sites generally are more secluded and offer more natural buffers than the back-in sites do.
Within walking distance of the tent sites are large grassy fields with plenty of room for activities and games and there are several miles of easy walking trails that parallel the shore line with beautiful vistas overlooking Port Townsend Bay. One of the trails leads down to the shore which has a nice picnic table right on the shore. An added bonus for history buffs are the placards on one of the walking trails that tells the history of the park when it was an active Army base in the late 1800's. The trails are all wide and well-maintained as well as heavily shaded which is nice in the hot summer. Only of a few of the lesser used trails were quite narrow (shoulder width wide).
All in all my wife, daughter and I fell in love with this park and will definitely be reserving #1 again!
The park and campsites are great. No complaints. But between our obnoxious neighbors and the constant drone of what must be the nearby paper mill, make for a less than pleasant stay. Nothinf says camping like being lulled to sleep by heavy machinery. Its not noticeable during the day, but by 1900-2000, it seems like it goes on forever.
I've come to expect state campgrounds to be crowded noisy and generally unpleasant but really enjoyed this one. Our site had woods behind it so there was plenty of space to set up a hammock. There was plenty of space between sites and nice privacy.
If you tried all the other campsites, try this one. It's more suited for rent campers and is a quote state park while the other surrounding parks are busy and can be loud at times. There is a steep trail down to the beach but beware you don't get caught out at high tide or you might get stranded for a few hours.