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Camp - WA - Ft Flagler

by jim
Date: May 03, 2019 - May 05, 2019
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Fort Flagler Campout 2019 is ON!

May 3, 4 and 5.

This will be an individual site event similar to last year and not held in the group site. You will need to make your personal reservations at https://parks.state.wa.us/508/Fort-Flagler in the upper campground. As of this posting there are 37 sites available, book early in case it fills up. Of the few campsites I viewed, none had electrical hook ups.

Note that the standard practice of the WetWesties is that RSVP's are not expected, nor required other than booking your personal reservation through the park or taking your chances as a first come first serve. We don't know who is showing up, head counts, etc. So this is your formal invitation. We like to see familiar faces as well as new ones and hope to see yours. If you don’t reserve early you may not get a spot. This event is being posted on Wetwesties.org as well as the VW Van and Bus Owners of BC on meetup.com. People generally communicate with each other about the event on facebook at WetWesties - The Pacific Northwest VW Camping Society. Steven Faulker has graciously volunteered to host this event.

The Pot Luck food line starts Saturday at 6 PM so it’s best to set up your food contribution before then. There is no good available covered area, so we build our own from patio canopies tied together if needed. Site location for the Pot Luck is to be determined based on who has space at their site and would like to have it there. Bring a dish of your choosing. If you can bring a table and canopy that would be welcome too. IT'S ALWAYS FUN !!!

Discovery Pass? Not required when camping in any WA State Park.

Firewood? Yes! Bring what you have or purchase from the campground staff.

Cell service? Yes.

Hook ups? No.

Potable water? Yes

Canadians and Oregonians? Definitely! We welcome Volks from from all over the continent and the world!

Pets? Yes, please follow the park rules.

We’ll gather around the group campfire after the pot luck, please bring your camp chairs, break down/miraculous repair/family safe stories, good humor, etc and join in the fun. The camp fire typically dies down around 9 but there’s always a few nameless and slightly unsavory characters willing to quietly stir the coals into the night…

Park info:
Fort Flagler a 19th century military fort with numerous concrete bunkers to explore so bring the kids and extra batteries for your flashlights and/or head lamps. There are also hiking/biking trails, water access for kayaking/boating, incredible sound and mountain views, a museum and parade grounds.

Driving instructions:

Park address:
10541 Flagler Road
Nordland, WA 98358

Located eight miles northeast of Hadlock (Port Hadlock), Wash., on the northern tip of Marrowstone Island.

From Seattle or Edmonds:
Take Kingston Ferry or Bainbridge Island Ferry, and follow signs to Hood Canal Bridge. Cross over and drive five miles, then turn right onto easily-missed Hwy. 19 (Beaver Valley Rd.). Travel 10 miles to the Chimacum four-way stop. Take a right on Chimacum-Center Rd. At four-way stop in Port Hadlock, turn right onto Oak Bay Rd. Go approximately one mile and turn left onto SR 116. Fort Flagler is at end of road, approximately 10 miles from the Oak Bay Rd.

From Port Townsend:
The Coupeville/Port Townsend ferry can fill up, so reservations from http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/vesselwatch/termin... are helpful. Drive south from Port Townsend on Sims Way and continue south on Hwy 20 for approximately 2.5 miles to the stop light. Continue straight onto Hwy 19. Travel three miles to Ness' Corner Road and turn left. At the four way stop in Port Hadlock, continue straight onto Oak Bay Road. After approximately one mile, turn left onto State Route 116. Follow the route to the end of the road and directly into the park.

PoC: John Seehorn jseehorn@hotmail.com