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Whidbey Living Parks

 

Residents and visitors to the Pacific Northwest flock to the great outdoors, enjoying a multitude of lush parks and recreational areas. Check your community’s parks and recreation listings to see more of what your local area has to offer.

Deception Pass State Park

41020 State Route 20
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
360-675-3767
http://parks.state.wa.us/497/Deception-Pass

Washington’s most-visited state park, Deception Pass State Park, spreads over 4,134 acres, a marine and camping park with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline on three lakes. Deception Pass and the high bridge connect Western Washington’s mainland with Whidbey and Fidalgo islands, creating a gateway for exploration. Families can fish and swim in Cranberry Lake. Beachcombers look for shells along miles of Puget Sound beachfront. Hikers can trek through forest and out along bluffs. And birdwatchers fill their field guides with notes.

Fort Ebey State Park

400 Hill Valley Drive
Coupeville, WA 98239
360-678-4636
http://parks.state.wa.us/507/Fort-Ebey

Fort Ebey State Park, a 645-acre camping park on Whidbey Island, was originally built as a coastal defense fort in World War II. Concrete platforms mark the gun locations. The park offers panoramic views of the Puget Sound shoreline, the Olympic Mountains and sunsets. The park features paragliding, surfing and gun batteries to explore. The park has 3 miles of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a freshwater lake for fishing, and miles of hiking and biking trails.

Fort Nugent Park

2075 S.W. Nugent St.
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
360-279-4500
www.oakharbor.org/page.cfm?pageId=193

This 40-acre community park meets the needs of the south and west portions of the city, as well as providing ball fields for the entire community. The park has a lot to offer, including a large playground, five soccer fields, two football/soccer fields, one baseball/football field, a full basketball court, two volleyball courts, an 18-hole disc golf course, walking trails, a wetland area and a public art display.

Joseph Whidbey State Park

Crosby Road
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
360-678-4519
http://parks.state.wa.us/526/Joseph-Whidbey

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.

Windjammer Park

Southwest Beeksma Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
360-279-4756
www.oakharbor.org/page.cfm?pageId=192

Oak Harbor’s Windjammer Park is a 28-acre park along the harbor offering 30 tent campsites, 56 RV sites, three Little League baseball fields, two tot lot play areas, two basketball courts and shoreline picnic tables and barbecue pits. There are 2,100 feet of trails along the waterfront to explore. During the summer, the beach has lagoon swimming, and in late summer and early fall, kite flying, picnic areas and an assortment of outdoor activities take over. Windjammer Park also provides a boat launch.

 

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