Indian Island Recreation Area

 
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Indian Island Recreation Area

Location

Installation
Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Port Hadlock, WA
GPS Coordinates
48.04854, -122.74112
Location Information
Indian Island, WA

Directions

Directions
FROM OLYMPIA AND SOUTHWEST: Take Interstate 5 north to Olympia. Take Highway 101/12 toward Aberdeen/Shelton and then north on Highway 101 toward Shelton. Follow 101 north to Quilcene and take the Center Valley Rd. to the right. Follow to Chimacum. At the 4-way intersection with Beaver Valley Rd./SR 19, go straight. At the 4-way intersection in Port Hadlock, take a right on Flagler Rd. Once across the bridge onto Indian Island, stay to the left to the main gate. Ask gate guard for directions to Windy Nook. ---- FROM SEQUIM AND PORT ANGELES: Take Highway 101 east, then a left onto State Route (SR) 20 east. Follow SR 20 to Anderson Lake Rd. and take a right. At Rhody Drive/SR 19 take a left. At Ness' Corner Rd. take a right. At the 4-way intersection with Irondale Rd. go straight and follow Flagler Rd. Once across the bridge onto Indian Island, stay to the left to the main gate. Ask gate guard for directions to Windy Nook.

Contact Information

Phone Number
(360) 396-5343

Campground Information

Authorized Users
CLOSED. Only active military stationed at Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Port Hadlock, WA are authorized to use this facility. Security was the reason stated.
Season
Year round.
Reservations
Reservations for the use of the facilities MUST be made no later then 10 working days in advance of the requested date of use. Reservations can be made by phone at (360) 396-5343, but must be followed up with a reservation form within 3 working days.
Internet Access
None
Pet Information
Pets must be controlled by their owners at all times. Pets are discouraged in recreation areas where other people are present. In developed areas, droppings must be cleaned up promptly.
Campground Information
Cameras are authorized only at Crane Point and Parson's Park. MUST purchase an annual MWR Pass ($40). Security is very tight.
Big Rig Friendly?
Yes
Facilities
Ball Field, Tennis
Amenities
  • Water
  • Electric
  • Tent Area
  • Picinic Area
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Boat Ramp
  • Hiking
  • Exchange
  • Fitness Center

Site Information

Type of site
Spaces
Hook-ups
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
RV Sites
5
W/E
$10
N/A
N/A
Tent/Camper
4
None
$5
N/A
N/A

Other Information

Firearms Policy
Firearms are strictly prohibited.
Weather Information

ONLY military stationed at Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Port Hadlock, WA are authorized to use this facility.

This small and quiet area on Indian Island isn't well known. This is a gorgeous area rich in history.

Attachments

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  • Windy Nook Information Sheet
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User reviews

5 reviews

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2.8
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4.0  (5)
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2.8  (5)
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2.4  (5)
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2.8  (5)
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2.6  (5)
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3.9
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4.0

2010

T.H. left this review using the Directory software: - Restricted access to base. Requires purchase of an MWR pass.

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July 2009

We didn't stay here, but drove over for a look. Here's what we learned at the gate. First admission to Indian Island is very controlled, but if you arrive between 8-5 on M-F and you have a DOD sticker, you can go through without any hassle. You have to go through the inspection of course, but it only takes about 5-10 minutes. The guards were very professional and courteous. On a weekend, the situation is very different, so try and arrive during the week. You must get a Recreation Pass ($40 a year) from the gym folks and after that, entry/re-entry is much easier regardless of day. The campground has 5 sites right on a small bluff (10' or so high) overlooking the water. They are next to a large recreation area with covered picnic tables and water access. W/E, with a dump station located in the main compound about 2 miles away. Indian Island is known for it's crabbing, clamming and sea run trout fishing. There is a small county park across from the main gate used by the locals, but you have access to a lot more beach on base. You have to notify the guards if you are going down to the crabbing beach, but it's going to be worth the hassle if they are in season. The crab/clam beach is on the opposite side of the island from the campground. We will be heading there to camp next summer when we are back in the area.

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September 2008

D.K. left this review using the Directory software: We stayed here in a travel trailer. You do have to get on the access list in advance for the main gate. At first the Guards at the main gate could not find our access letter but once they did we had no issues with them at all. We also had non military friends come as well and although we had to meet them at the gate to escort them, there was no issue. Had a GREAT Time! Each site has a fire pit, is level, and right on the water. Will go back.

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July 28 2008

Civilian gate guards are uninformed and NOT help full. The guard from the small vehicle entrance (we were driving the Jeep towed) directed me to a 360 turn and go into the commercial entrapment area. Where I was informed by that guard that NO entrance was permitted with out prior reservations. I then had to ask him to lower the barrier so we could do a 180 and depart. The distance between the two guards was about 25'. I feel that with this experience I must request that a 0 rating be added to this evaluation in all areas. This is the MOST UNFRIENDLY, UNINVITING EXCUSE FOR A MILITARY RV CAMP I HAVE HAD THE MISFORTUNE TO ATTEMPT TO VISIT. Please feel free to forward this evaluation to the headquarters for this installation. James S. Nolan USAF ret.

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June 30, 2008

There is a lack of communication between MWR Director Jeff Campbell and the gate guards. According to the guards, all sites require reservations, not just W&E as stated on the information sheet. We did not have reservations, we were going for a tent site and were turned away until we could reach Mr Campbell via phone. We called the listed number and the cell number given to us by the guards, five times between 0830 and 1330 with each call going to voicemail box. Note: when you see the sign for Indian Island, if you turn too early you will end up at a marina instead.

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