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Situated on Rich Passage in Puget Sound, the park was constructed as a U.S. Coast Artillery Harbor Defense installation for the protection of Bremerton. The area was converted to a Navy Fuel Supply Depot and Navy Fire Fighting station during World War II.

The Torpedo Warehouse is a unique turn-of-the-century military structure. The architectural design of this brick structure includes arched doorways and windows.

The park features scuba diving, fishing, picnicking, camping, hiking and historical interpretation. The park is located 6 miles east of Port Orchard.

The Washington State Parks system includes more than 125 developed parks and includes about a quarter million acres. To make a reservation at more then 60 Washington state parks, contact Washington State Parks from May 15 to Sept. 15.

Location: PO Box 36, Manchester Washington 98353 Telephone 360-902-8844

Other Washington State Parks nearby:
(Belfair) Belfair State Park
(Manchester) Blake Island State Park
(Federal Way) Dash Point State Park
(Brinnon) Dosewallips State Park
(Auburn) Flaming Geyser Recreation Area
(Bainbridge Island) Fort Ward State Park


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