3 State Parks To Go Camping at on Whidbey Island

Whether you’re coming in from out of town or you live on Whidbey Island and are looking for a scenic getaway that’s close to home, our island offers some prime opportunities for camping. From waterfront vistas to woodsy retreats that’ll feel like you’re miles and miles deep into the wilderness, Whidbey Island’s state parks offer a little bit of everything to discover and explore. Plus, a range of campsites means that both tent campers and RV “glampers” are all welcome!

OAK HARBOR

Deception Pass State Park

Located at 41229 State Route 20 Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Deception Pass State Park is a whopping 3,854 acres, and it’s campground size is just as impressive. Opportunities for camping here include 172 tent sites, 134 partial hookup sites, and 5 hiker/biker sites. All of these campsites are spread out over 3 different locations throughout the park, and there’s even a group camp that can hold up to 50 people.Campers can enjoy amenities like restrooms and showers (ADA available for both), a dump station, firewood available for purchase, and kayak rentals.

Set up camp and spent your time hiking (there are 38 miles of hiking trails and 1.2 miles of ADA hiking trails), fishing, swimming, observing wildlife, visiting the playground, and so much more. Click here to check out the complete park brochure, and click here to make a camping reservation!


COUPEVILLE

Fort Ebey State Park

Located at 400 Hill Valley Drive Coupeville, WA 98239

651 acres of Pacific Northwest bliss await at Fort Ebey State Park! 25 miles of trails are ready to be explored, and surfing, paragliding, and bird watching are all popular activities in addition to exploring the historic battery from WWII. You can also go fishing and even harvest seaweed here (just make sure you have the right license!).

The Fort Ebey State Park campground offers 39 standard campsites, 11 partial hook-up sites, and one water trail campsite that can only be used by those who arrive via human-powered watercraft. Campers can take advantage of a restroom and showers (both ADA), and there’s also a group campsite that can accommodate 20-60 people.


Fort Casey Historical State Park

Located at 1280 Engle Road Coupeville, WA 98239

Built in the late 1800s, this incredible piece of Whidbey history is now a destination for those who wish to explore the abandoned batteries and bunkers and adventure along the saltwater shoreline. This 999-acre park also opportunities for boating, fishing, watercraft launching, diving, hiking, and picnicking (you’ll find 68 picnic tables in the park!).

Campers are also in for a good time—you’ll find 22 standard campsites and 13 partial hookup sites. There’s one restroom and one shower at this smaller campground for your convenience.


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