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Washington State Parks

USA Parks
The Islands Region
Joseph Whidbey State Park
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Campfire and Hotdogs ©
Roasting hot dogs over an open fire.
395 North Fort Ebey Road
Coupeville, Washington   98239
Joseph Whidbey State Park is a 112-acre day-use park with 3,100 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Juan De Fuca in northern Puget Sound. The scenery is beautiful, views are magnificent, wildlife is everywhere and the beach is one of the grandest on Whidbey Island. This forested park on Puget Sound provides magnificent views, natural beauty, and beach opportunities. Park hours/updates:

Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk.Winter: Closed Oct. 1, reopens April 1.
Nature of the Area
Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Chipmunks? Deer or Elk? Rabbits? Raccoons? Squirrels? Crows or Ravens? Doves or Pigeons? Ducks? Eagles? Geese? Gulls? Hawks? Herons? Hummingbirds? Jays? Owls? Woodpeckers? Wrens? Crabs? Sea Birds? Seals

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life? Cedar? Douglas Fir? Hemlock? Alder? Lupines? Rhododendron? Rose? Berries? Ferns? Moss or Lichens? Seaweed? Thistle
History of the Area
The park and other island features were named during the Vancouver Expedition of 1792. Master Joseph Whidbey circumnavigated the island, and Vancouver named it in his honor.
Park Store
Available in the area? Auto repair? Airport? Camping? Diesel? Fishing/hunting? Gasoline? Gifts? Golf? Groceries? Hardware? Hospital? Marine supplies? Overnight Accommodations? Pay phone? Postal service? Propane? Recreational equipment? White gas? Wood? Swimming

Oak Harbor is about three miles away from the park with most services available.
This is a day-use park, but one water trail campsite is available only to campers who arrive at the park by human-powered watercraft. The campsite is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and a primitive camping fee applies. There is one restroom (ADA).
Most non-motorized activities are available.

Joseph Whidbey State Park is located near Anacortes, Camano Island and Oak Harbor

The park offers one kitchen shelter, reservable by calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688 (ask for the kitchen shelter on Fort Ebey's inventory). Four sheltered and nine unsheltered picnic tables are available first-come, first-served.
Area Attractions
Trails Water Activities Other? 0.5 mi. ADA Hiking Trails? Personal Watercraft (saltwater)? Crabbing? Beachcombing? Bird Watching? 2 Fire Circles

There are two large grass fields in the park. Nets can be put up, or games can be played on the grass.

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Area Campgrounds
Fidalgo Bay Resort
4701 Fidalgo Bay Road
Anacortes, WA
Pioneer Trails RV Resort & Campground
7337 Miller Road
Anacortes, WA
Nearby Hotels

Located three miles west of Oak Harbor, Wash.

From the north: Drive north on Hwy. 20 through Oak Harbor. Just past town, turn right on Swantown Rd. and follow it about three miles.

From the south: Drive north on Hwy. 20. Just before Oak Harbor, turn left on Swantown Rd. and follow it about three miles.


Washington State Parks