Fort Ward State Park is a 137-acre marine park with 4,300 feet of saltwater Shoreline
on Rich Passage. Many of the structures in the park reflect the historic military significance of the area, but the park is well developed for day use. There is an underwater park for scuba divers, a two-lane boat ramp and a long, rocky beach along Rich Passage.This is a day-use park, but one water trail campsite is available only to those arriving by human-powered watercraft.Fort Ward is located along Rich Passage with views of the Olympic Mountains
and various marine-life habitats. The park is 137 acres of dense forest and features a rocky beach along the Puget Sound.A paved road parallels the beach where people can ride bikes, walk or jog.There are 16 unsheltered picnic tables with grills.