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The Islands Region
South Whidbey Island State Park
SOUTH WHIDBEY ISLAND STATE PARK
SOUTH WHIDBEY ISLAND STATE PARK
4128 Smugglers Cove Rd
Freeland, Washington   98249-8702

Phone: 360-331-4559
Reservations: 888-226-7688
South Whidbey Island State Park
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South Whidbey Island State Park

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South Whidbey Island State Park
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South Whidbey Island State Park is a 347-acre camping park with 4,500 feet of saltwater shoreline on Admiralty Inlet. Park features include old-growth forest, tidelands for crabbing and clamming, campsites secluded by lush, forest undergrowth and breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. The park offers a unique outdoor experience. The park features 347 acres of old-growth forest and stunning views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. Shellfish harvesting is plentiful.

Park hours/updates:

Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk.

Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Nature of the Area
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life. Chipmunks. Coyotes. Deer or Elk. Foxes. Otters. Rabbits. Raccoons. Skunks. Squirrels. Chukars. Crows or Ravens. Ducks. Eagles. Geese. Grouse. Gulls. Hawks. Herons. Hummingbirds. Ospreys. Owls. Quail. Woodpeckers. Wrens. Clams. Crabs. Mussels. Sea Birds. Sea Cucumbers. Seals. Shellfish. Starfish. Whales. Salmon. Steelhead

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life . Cedar. Douglas Fir. Hemlock. Nobel Fir. Spruce. Yew. Alder. Maple. Daisy. Foxglove. Lupines. Orchids. Rhododendron. Rose. Berries. Ferns. Moss or Lichens. Seaweed. Thistle

History of the Area
Captain George Vancouver named Whidbey Island after Master Joseph Whidbey on June 10, 1792. The park was officially named in October of 1974.
Camping
The park has 46 tent spaces, eight utility spaces, one dump station, two restrooms (one ADA) and four showers. Maximum site length is 50 feet (may have limited availability). The park is closed December and January. To reserve a campsite between May 15 and Sept. 15, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. During other months when the park is open, all campsites are first-come, first-served.

Group Accommodations: The park provides a group camp that accommodates up to 100 people. The camp offers excellent views of the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Water and vault toilets are on site. A full-service restroom is 100 yards away. Fees vary with size of the group. To reserve, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.

Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.Length of stay: You may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park during the summer; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31.
Boats and RVs
Leavenworth Outfitters.com Outdoor Center - Leavenworth, WABoat Rentals
We want to share the nature and adventure of river rafting, kayaking, cross country skiing and snoeshoeing in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Washington State with our honored guests.
79.5 miles from park*


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Picnicking
The park offers one kitchen shelter without electricity, plus four sheltered and 19 unsheltered picnic tables.

The log kitchen shelter is reservable. It includes a BBQ and four picnic tables, accommodating up to 30 guests. Call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688 to reserve the facility.
Nature Programs
Younger visitors are encouraged to become Junior Rangers. Contact park staff for details.
Area Attractions
Trails Water Activities Other . 3.5 mi. Hiking Trails. Fishing (saltwater). Swimming (saltwater). Clamming. Crabbing. 1 Amphitheater. Beachcombing. Bird Watching. 15 Fire Circles. 1 Fire Circle (sheltered). Interpretive Activities. Wildlife Viewing

Check regulations for fishing/ shellfish-harvesting seasons and license information.
Things To Do in the Area
Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival - Rollingbay, WAArts/Cultural/Drama
Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival is a family-focused music event organized by volunteers. The festival brings diverse music to the community, raising funds for local charities, this year PAWs of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap.
Web Site: BainbridgeBluegrass.org
27.2 miles from park*
Leavenworth Outfitters.com Outdoor Center - Leavenworth, WAFamily Outting
We want to share the nature and adventure of river rafting, kayaking, cross country skiing and snoeshoeing in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Washington State with our honored guests.
Web Site: leavenworthoutfitters.com
79.5 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 6 nice and quiet by Liz
Great place to camp, we go every year at least one time. The beach is nice and the trails are fun to hike. They were showing old movies in the amphitheater when we stayed there last year.A fun family time with free popcorn. We love the chipmonks that run around the park.
May 29 One of our favorites! by Jane
We love South Whidbey State Park. A small, beautiful place to camp. Nice easy hikes nearby...to the beach or through the forest. A great place to expose our kids to camping


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Directions
Located on Whidbey Island, seven miles north of Freeland, Wash., on Smuggler's Cove Rd.

From Freeland : Drive seven miles north on Smugglers Cove Rd.

From Coupeville : Drive 15 miles south on Smugglers Cove Rd.

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