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Whidbey Island Community Parks

Whidbey Island Visitors Guide

City, State & County Parks

Deception Pass State Park
Washington's favorite state park. Visitors flock to see the spectacular bridge and Pass. Because of Whidbey Island's temperate climate, many birds  and waterfowl winter here, including an abundance of bald eagles. Fishing  is popular in Cranberry Lake and in waters surrounding the Island. Charters  are available at Cornet Bay's marina. Sightseeing, dinner, and whale-watching  cruises are available from many nearby sites. Tent and RV camping are available  year round. 

Maxwelton Beach park
One of South Whidbey Islands best public beaches. Hunt for sea shells, interesting stones, watch for wildlife, swim, sun bath, picnic or just relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the Olympic mountains.  There is plenty of romping room here! The kids will have the time of their lives. There's also a nice baseball field available.

Ala Spit Park
Island County's newest recreation area and a special favorite of bird  watchers. A broad, open area with splendid water and mountain vistas, Ala  Spit and vicinity offer unique views of the Skagit River mud flats and  attendant bird and marine life. 

Joseph Whidbey State Park
Stunning views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the San Juan Islands,  and Vancouver Island. A place to stroll the beach, enjoy the scenery, and  watch winter and spring bird migrations. The park and West Beach Road immediately  to the south are great locations for watching winter storms and their aftermath-Puget  Sound's only true surf! Cowabunga, dude! Picnic facilities near the beach.  Day use only.

Hastie Lake 
Years of silting and partial filling of what was once the largest lake  on Whidbey has produced a major wetland. Home to numerous transitory and  resident waterfowl and other wildlife.

Grasser's Lagoon
Extensive tidelands feature great clamming and world-famous Penn Cove  mussels. See great blue herons and the results of heavy tidal action. In  clear weather, climb Grasser's Hill and enjoy an incredible panorama of  Mt. Baker, Penn Cove, Coupeville, and Camano Island.

Fort  Ebey State Park
Part of the original "Triangle of Death," Ft. Ebey protected Puget  Sound from invasion. It now offers miles of hiking trails and stunning  high-bluff views of Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula. Hike or bike  the Kettles Trail (10) into the town of Coupeville.

Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
The nation's first such reserve, and part of the National Park Service.  An area mostly privately owned but dedicated to the preservation and enhancement  of historic lands and buildings. Beach, bluff, trails and magnificent views  of farms, prairie, Admiralty Inlet, the waters of Penn Cove, the Olympic  and Cascade Mountains, and Oak Harbor Airport are within its boundaries.  Tune in 1610 on your AM radio for more information.

Kettles Trail Park
Island County's newest trail connects Coupeville and Ft. Ebey State  Park via unusual Ice Age geologic formations known as "kettles." Wonderful  for biking, horseback riding, or just a scenic stroll.

Fort Casey and Keystone State Parks
Originally the major focus of the "Triangle of Death" designed to prevent  a naval invasion, Fort Casey now welcomes visitors to its battlements and  the charming Admiralty Head Lighthouse. The fort's 10-inch "disappearing"  guns are now aimed across busy shipping lanes filled with freighters, and  passenger ships, as well as naval cruisers, aircraft carriers, and submarines. Don't miss beautiful Crockett Lake and Keystone Spit, adjacent to Fort  Casey. Both abound with birds and marine life. Unforgettable vistas of  water and mountains await. Take the ferry to Port Townsend from here or  check out the activities at the Casey Conference Center. Keystone State  Park is a favorite of fishermen and scuba divers.

Hancock Nature Reserve & Overlook 
A World War II bombing practice site is now a saltwater estuary with  protected birds and animal species. The reserve is also the foreground  for stunning sunsets behind the Olympic Mountains. The overlook is east  of the highway.

Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens
53 acres and miles of trails provide color and serenity year round  for nature and garden lovers.

South Whidbey State Park 
Impressive old-growth forest. Appealing campsites, with picnic areas  and barbecue pits. An extensive hiking trail provides a fun educational  experience on a forest walk, or take the high bluff trail down through  the old-growth forest to a secluded sandy beach.

Freeland Park
An "off-highway delight" with beautiful views of Holmes Harbor. Convenient to many Island attractions, Freeland offers a full range of services, restaurants,  shopping and overnight comfort. Launch your boat at Freeland Park on protected Holmes Harbor. Enjoy outstanding winter salmon fishing here or play the  scenic 18 hole Holmes Harbor Golf Course.

Double Bluff Beach Park (Whidbey's best Beach!)
Miles of broad, sandy beach, tidal pools, and unusual bluff erosion.  Also evidence of violent glacial action. One of Whidbey's best bets for  glimpsing an elusive gray whale.

Saratoga Woods Park
Whidbey Islands newest park. The Metcalf Trust Lands and reserved DNR lands adjoin the park and share their trail systems. A mammoth "glacial eradic" stone the size of a house sits along a side trail.

Clinton Park/s
The Mukilteo-Clinton ferry provides the quickest surface access to  Whidbey from the Seattle metropolitan area and Sea-Tac airport. Drive time  (including ferry) to Clinton from Sea-Tac is about an hour and a half.  Clinton has a nine-hole golf course (Island Greens), and fishing is available  at Deer Lake, Possession Point County Park (which also has a boat launch  ramp and beach access),and the Clinton Fishing Pier.
Dan Porter Memorial Park-Is located in Clinton on Deer Lake Road. 

Cama Beach State Park
Cama Beach State Park, with its historic fishing resort, restored cabins  and camping, Environmental Learning Center, a mile long beach front and  ADA accessible trails will make for a wonderful outdoor experience for all.

South Whidbey Community Park-also headquarters for South Whidbey Parks and Recreation is located on Maxwelton Road. Phone 360-221-4677.

Seawall Park-with Totem poles and great views of Saratoga Passage, is located In Langley at the North end of Anthes Avenue.

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Thanks to www.islandweb.org for providing us with this park info. page


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