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Fort Washington State Park

Rich in modern recreational facilities and historical significance, Fort Washington blossoms with flowering dogwood in the spring.

Fort Washington State Park consists of 493 acres in eastern Montgomery County. It takes its name from the temporary fort built by George Washington’s troops in the fall of 1777, before heading to Valley Forge.

The park is popular with hikers and picnickers. Birders enjoy the seasonal migration of raptors from the Observation Deck.

Seasons and Hours

The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.

The park office is open specific hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.

 

Directions

The park lies between the towns of Fort Washington and Flourtown along the Bethlehem Pike. It is about two miles from PA Turnpike Exit 339.

GPS Addresses:

  • Flourtown Day Use Area, 6199 West Mill Road, Flourtown, PA 19031
  • Militia Hill Day Use Area, 420 Militia Hill Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034

Park Office GPS DD: Lat. 40.13027  Long. -75.21764

 

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window.

Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Trash Disposal and Recycling

Fort Washington State Park participates in a carry-in/carryout trash disposal program. There are no trash collection or recycling facilities.

Visitors are asked to limit the amount of disposable items brought to the park and to take all trash, garbage, and recyclables home.

No Hunting

Hunting is prohibited at Fort Washington State Park.

Law enforcement officers and individuals with a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park.

Access for People with Disabilities

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

In an Emergency

Call 911 and contact a park employee.

Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the park office.

Nearest Hospital

Chestnut Hill Hospital
8835 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
215-248-8200

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Fort Washington State Park