I just sent out some links & info to my family, in hopes they can attend my graduation in August 2008. Apparently, reservations for cabins, yurts, and campsites at Fort Worden itself go pretty fast. I thought this info might be useful to those bringing families or who want to stay an extra night or two, maybe camp or stay at a B&B in town.
Click through for more info. And throughout this site there is more Port Townsend info -- look under "categories" on the sidebar and click away.
FORT WORDEN INFO: http://www.parks.wa.gov/reserve.asp (for more + phone numbers, see below). the Fort is a decommissioned military base used for camping, public parks, and the Centrum arts program, which hosts my college's west coast residency for the Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts (MFA-IA) at Goddard College.
CENTRUM: this is the arts organization that lives at For Worden and hosts Goddard. http://www.centrum.org/
PORT TOWNSEND LODGINGS & OTHER INFORMATION:
OR For current booking status contact the Port Townsend Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center by phone at (888) ENJOYPT or call these establishments directly.
FORT WORDEN RESERVATIONS
You can choose from a wide selection of more than 5,000 Washington State Parks facilities by clicking on the link to the right or by calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. You also can view campsite availability maps and make campsite reservations through our web site. A reservation fee of $7 is charged per reservation in addition to site-use fees. Please read on for further details.
Please note: The reservation procedures for the vacation houses at Fort Flagler and Moran, the Environmental Learning Centers (ELC) and Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center are different than individual or group campsite reservations. For information on making:
* Reservations at the vacation houses at Fort Flagler and Moran and ELCs, call (360) 902-8600 or e-mail email@example.com;
* A reservation at Fort Worden, call (360) 344-4431 or visit online.
Why Make a Reservation
If you're planning to camp during the busy summer months, you can reserve a campsite, yurt, cabin, other rustic shelter, vacation house, group camp or group day-use facility in more than 50 Washington state parks. While drop-in campers are always welcome as long as space is available, reservations offer peace of mind in traveling to distant parks or camping in popular parks.
The table at the end of this section provides a comprehensive list of Washington State Parks' individual and group campsites, as well as day-use facilities. The table indicates whether the campsites and/or facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis or if they can be reserved through the park, by phone or through this Web site.
Additional State Parks rental places are available.
Be prepared before you go online or call to make your reservations. Please have available your credit card number, park and site preferences (please have alternatives), arrival and departure dates, and specific customer information for each site you wish to reserve – camper's name, address, phone number, e-mail address (for quick confirmation) and tent/RV equipment type. If you are unsure of your needs or plans, call our information center at (360) 902-8844 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If you want to book several sites, be sure to tell the operator at the beginning of the call so the sites can be locked. This will ensure that you have the sites available to reserve before the processing begins.