The Mule Barn Camp

Port Townsend, Washington

The Mule Barn Camp 2024 is happening!

Mark your calendars - June 29 - July 8, 2024 

(Goes through Monday this year)

Camp begins at 8:59AM on Saturday, June 29, 2024 

and ends at 11:59AM on Monday, July 8, 2024

Please check out the updated Info page.

Come join us again for a jammin' good time at Mule Barn Camp!

The Mule Barn Camp is located the Jefferson County Fairgrounds again this year!!  If you're attending the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, and need a place to camp, we are an affordable option. 

You don't need to be a FT participant though.  You can attend to just to camp and jam for a week! We're only a half mile from Fort Worden's west gate.

Some Details

Camp begins at 8:59AM on Saturday, June 29, 2024 and ends at 11:59AM on Monday, July 8, 2024. 

There is enough space to accommodate all campers that want to join us.  The camp has our own segregated restrooms with four flush toilets and four showers on each side.  No tokens are required for the showers!  There is electricity for charging your electronic devices.

We have plenty of space for your tents or RVs (no hookups).  Parking is included with no limits on the number of cars.

There is a quiet area for those campers that must get some sleep to attend FT classes! Quiet time is between 10pm and 8am.

Dogs are welcome, but must be tethered at all times!

NO wood campfires or generators! Propane campfires are allowed.

Please tell your friends to come join in the fun!

If you have questions or need more info, Contact Us.

The Relocation of the Mule Barn Camp

 2014 Update: Here's the story of the relocation of the Mule Barn Camp from the Mule Barn at Fort Worden to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds...I got a call from the Fort Worden park director, Brian Hageman, informing me that our reservation for the Mule Barn has been cancelled! It all has to do with the park leasing out the land and buildings to the FWPDA, who takes over on May 1, 2014. According to Brian, the Mule Barn is going to be used for equipment storage rather than camping. He said that there was no alternative for us within the park and I would have to make other arrangements!

But the good news is, that I was able to secure a patch of grassy ground at the fairgrounds for us to occupy! That grassy ground comes with a 30' x 60' covered structure with a cement floor, restrooms with showers, and picnic tables.  Like the Mule Barn, there is some limited electricity for charging your phones, potable water, garbage collection and a place to wash your dishes. In addition, there are four shower stalls in each bathroom (no tokens needed!) and flush toilets! Also, there is NO extra charge for parking your car! Late jamming is allowed. Your dogs are welcome. But, they will have to be on a leash at all times. The fairgrounds are about half a mile from Fort Worden's west gate. 

The Mule Barn Camp is an  alternative camping spot for those who don't have any other choice such as opting for the dorms (which can be quite expensive) or camping in the Fort Worden campground (which is usually full).  Feel free to email at or call me if you have any questions. 360-269-8833

Easy to Find

We're only a half mile from Fort Worden's west gate.

The weather is usually warm and dry this time of year, but come prepared for anything!  Gather up your friends and family and come on down for days of relaxation, fun and music!

GPS  Coordinates: 48.13360257731249, -122.78420857712399

Address: 4907 Landes St., Port Townsend, WA 98368

Follow the signs to our camp, pay the camp fee, and get your wristband before setting up your camp.