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Naval Magazine Indian Island    

U.S. Navy munitions handling facility
Chimacum Rd, Port Hadlock, WA 98339
Naval Magazine Indian Island

From the northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula which encompasses 2,716-acres of Naval Magazine Indian Island to the southern portion of the Navy’s largest West Coast underground fuel storage facility near Orchard Point at the Manchester Fuel Department, the Navy has an extensive presence within the West Puget Sound.


NAVMAG consists of 2,716-acres on Indian Island located in the northeast corner of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula. Naval Magazine Indian Island’s mission is to give ordnance logistics support to the Pacific Fleet and the joint services in peace and war. NAVMAG Indian Island is 7 square miles, and contains many cultural and natural resources. There are several Native American sites on the island, including historically significant pioneer homestead sites and WW II era buildings.


Back in 1941, the Naval Magazine and Net depot were ordered on Indian Islands and were used as storage for Navy munitions, assembly of mines, and submarine nets. The island was placed in reduced activity from 1959 to 1979 when arsenal storage and handling facilities from Bangor were moved to the island. After the early 1990’s, NAVMAG was picked to get updated for the efficient trans-shipment of containerized ammunition in the event of mobilization. Getting into the 2000’s, NAVMAG had become the Pacific’s joint ordnance mobilization command, supporting numerous joint exercises designed to test and validate the mobilization of ordnance to the Pacific Theater of operations. Since then, the Navy’s and NAVMAG’s mission of incorporating and developing practices of the environmental stewardship and sustainability have been in motion.

Arriving at Indian Island

Military personnel under orders to Naval Magazine Indian Island should call 360-340-1984 for assistance with the check-in process.

All visitors to Naval Magazine Indian Island must receive prior approval before visiting. Visitors must coordinate their visit with a representative of Naval Magazine Indian Island and submit all necessary information at least five working days prior to visit. The required information will be full name, dates of visit, date of birth and driver’s license number. Visitors and their vehicles will be inspected, and they must have proof of insurance, registration and driver’s license.
Personnel arriving at Naval Magazine Indian Island with a regular vehicle decal and/or Military I.D. or Common Access Card will not be allowed access and will be turned away. Security at Naval Magazine Indian Island is very strict and personnel will be turned away for missing any of the above information. Personnel will not be granted access for over 30 days without a Region badge. A Region badge is needed in addition to a Common Access Card.
Unofficial photography is prohibited on Naval Magazine Indian Island and cameras will not be allowed on base without approval and a camera pass.

Base Population

The overall population in Port Hadlock, Washington is 3,580.