Washington’s Fort Casey State Park has been a place that my family would visit for picnics on sunny days. I haven’t been here for years due to the fact that I’ve been off climbing Mountains. With Sam preparing to move to the east coast soon for a new job, we both wanted to get in one last weekend adventure. With how the weather has been shaping up lately it seemed like the perfect place to go for a few hours away.
Despite it being midday before we left, the ferry ride from Mukilteo to Clinton had no traffic. If you ever try to take this route on a summer day make sure to check the ferry wait time before heading out. If it is long, opt for a nice drive over deception pass and try taking the ferry on the way home.
Fort Casey in Washington was an active military base for around 40 during WWI and into the early years of WWII. So for the history buffs out there it makes the perfect fusion of the outdoors and history. It was 21 years since I last remember coming to Washington’s Fort Casey State Park.
I remember a large amount of graffiti and trash had taken the fort over. It was at a point where they closed everything off and limited the amount you could walk through the old base. But, I was surprised to see that a large part of it was accessible. New exhibit signs hung all over and you could walk through the base halls again.
We decided after walking around Fort Casey for a few hours to Coupeville for a meal. That was the best choice we made all day. We stopped at a little place called the Front Street Grill which had some of the best seafood I have eaten in my life. The prices were excellent for what we got and the beer/wine list was outstanding. All in all it was an excellent day out.