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WaStatePks100: Fort Worden Traditional Cache

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Geocache Description:

This cache was originally placed in 2013 as part of the Washington State Parks Centennial GeoTour - "100 caches in 100 parks to celebrate 100 years" - cosponsored by Washington State Geocaching Association (WSGA).

Fort Worden State Park is a 434 acre multi-use park with over two miles of saltwater shoreline and a wide variety of services and facilities. The park rests on a high bluff overlooking Puget Sound. Many historic buildings remain at this 19th century military fort, originally built for the defense of Puget Sound waterways. It was named for Rear Admiral John L. Worden, commander of the USS Monitor during the American Civil War. It was purchased from the US government by the State of Washington in 1957, and initially used as a treatment center for troubled youth until becoming a State Park in 1973.

The Park has a rich history which can still be enjoyed by visiting the remaining placements, buildings and lighthouse. Information about the history and current use of the park can be obtained by visiting the Coast Artillery Museum located near the park entrance. Current uses include Marine Science Center well worth visiting, tours of the Commander's home and numerous events sponsored by Centrum, a non-profit partnership arts organization presenting workshops and performances in a wide variety of artistic disciplines.

Your goal for this geocache will be to explore the battery Quarles, a 15 minute hike up the hill on the road. Park at the given parking coordinates, proceed up the road, through the gate and turn right at the next intersection. This will lead you to the batteries. Battery Quarles housed three 10" barbett style guns. The cache is located up the stairs.

To access the actual hide you will have to check the hint . Please be sure to reclose totally. Muggles abound!

Be sure to enjoy the other geocaches located at this Park.

Park Hours: Gate is open dawn to dusk.

  1. This geocache has an approved Permit to be placed at this location on property managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Visitors are responsible for acquainting themselves with policies and rules pertaining to State Parks areas.
  2. The following items may not be placed in the geocache: food, illegal substances, medications, personal hygiene products, pornographic materials, hazardous materials, or weapons of any type.
  3. By searching for the cache, visitors agree that they are responsible for their own actions, and acknowledge that neither the State of Washington nor the cache owner is responsible for any loss or injury that may occur in relation to such search.
  4. Report any incident, problem, or violation to State Parks staff.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


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