Emily S.
Seattle, WA
Joined July 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.

Goonies!

Stayed here while attending the 30th Annual Goonies Festival. Oh my goodness what a great campground! Free hot showers and ice at the ranger station! You don't get that in Washington unfortunately. It was a welcome change to not to have change for the showers. While you can't access the beach easily by walking, once you get the beach it is amazing. An amazing spot to watch the sunset.

Girls Weekend Away

Stayed here one weekend for a Girls Only trip with friends. It was perfect! The sites themselves are pretty standard, but the campground had lots to offer. There was a fun hike through the campground down the water/beach that very idyllic. We attended a fun nature talk at the amphitheater. The campground is not far from downtown Sequim and the trail for Dungeness Spit. We had a great time all around and I would definitely recommend it and go back again myself.

Great for Groups!

Took my youth group to the camp ground for a weekend camping trip. Oh my what fun! The group site was perfect for our group of teens. The loved being able to amble around and check out the nature around us. We hiked from the campground to the Grove of the Patriarch's trail which I believe round trip was about 4 miles. We all enjoyed swimming in the river near by and the kiddos enjoyed jumping of the rocks into the deeper part of the swimming hole.

Beach Fun!

I have camped here several years in a row now. And I love it! Even with the 3 to 4 hour drive to get to the coast the views and the smell of the ocean make up for it. As a child we would easily ride our bikes all over the campground, back when it was called Fort Canby. As an adult I love waking up early to go for long beach walk. The roar of the ocean is great to fall asleep to. The sites are great for tent camping. On one trip we took in a bluegrass concert at the Amphitheater. The trails for hiking to see the old Fort sites are pretty amazing. The lighthouses are a great back drop when the ocean waters are turbulent.

My home a way from home

I have been going to this campground almost my entire life every summer. This is a perfect site for car camping. The sites themselves are great as well. Perfect size. The only noise you hear regularly is the wind and waves. The bluff is perfect for frizbee, football, soccer, sunbathing, watching the water traffic and sometimes Orcas! The only issue I have ever had with this campground is that because it's popular they instituted a rule that if you are an Island Country Resident you get first dibs. If you are not you have to wait until 90 days before your trip to book which can sometimes back fire and you don't get a site. But it's so worth it to try!