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This is a lovely campground with beach access and big private sites. The ranger is very very nice, and the whole park is very clean and well kept. My only complaint is that they close the gates at 10pm (9pm during off season) and if you happen to be out having dinner at the nearby Casino or something, you BEST make it back by curfew or you won't be getting back in. We love the place though, and we camp here at least once or twice every year.

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This is a very pretty park, however, I agree with the previous reviewers comments about the "babysitting" rangers. We felt they were a bit OVER zealous in their enforcement of the campground rules. There were signs posted all over the park threatening tickets and fines for everything you could think of -- including a huge fine for not adhering to the 1pm checkout time. We found it a bit unwelcoming. I understand the need for rules, but in 15 years of avid camping I've never been to a park that was so strict about every little thing. We were even told to turn our radio off COMPLETELY during quiet time, even though it was sitting a few feet from us and the volume was VERY VERY LOW. They implied that we were bothering the neighbors, which really surprised us because at that time we just happened to be having a somewhat deep conversation. We'd been talking in low tones and not laughing loud or anything. Luckily, we had already become friendly our neighbors when the first arrived, and when we inquired the next day and offered an apology -- they said quite sincerely that they didn't know what we were talking about and that they hadn't heard a thing. Go figure! I was actually a little relieved to read the previous review since now I know it wasn't just us who felt that way. I guess if you want the quietest campground ever, this place is for you. But if you have kids and dogs and you want to sit around the campfire and chat after 10pm, you might consider another location.

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Great place to take your family. The campground has two loops -- the upper loop is in the forest and has lots of trees. The lower loop is down on the beach and has very few trees, but a fantastic view of Port Townsend. The park has a museum, and lots of bunkers and things to explore. During the summer they have a small store/burger stand open. The park staff are very friendly. It's really a wonderful place to stay and to bring kids.