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The gardens feature Rhododendrons and are open 7 days a week, 9am to 4pm. Admission is $3 per person. Special events admission is $5 adult and $4 seniors. Children are free when accompanied by an adult. The best time to visit the Gardens is in early spring.
A performing art center providing live theatre performances including plays, dance music, concerts, workshops, exhibits and more.
Deception Pass State Park. 41020 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. Phone: 360-675-3767.
Located 9 miles north of Oak Harbor, Deception Pass Park is a 4,134-acre marine and camping park with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline, and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline on four lakes. Rugged cliffs drop to meet the turbulent waters of Deception Pass. The park is outstanding for breath-taking views, old-growth forests and abundant wildlife.
Fort Casey State Park. 1280 Engle Road, Coupeville, WA 98239. Phone: 360-902-8844; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.
Located 3 miles south of Coupeville, Fort Casey Park is a 467-acre marine camping park with a lighthouse and sweeping views of Admiralty Inlet and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. A coast artillery post features two historic guns on display. The park features 10,810 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound (Admiralty Inlet), and includes Keystone Spit, a two-mile-plus stretch of land separating Admiralty Inlet and Crocket Lake.
Fort Ebey State Park. 400 Hill Valley Drive, Coupeville, WA 98239. Phone: 360-902-8844; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.
2 miles north of Coupeville, and 8 miles south of Oak Harbor, Fort Ebey is a 645-acre camping park that was originally built as a coastal defense fort in World War II. Concrete platforms mark gun locations. The park has two miles of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a freshwater lake for fishing, and miles of hiking and biking trails.
Joseph Whidbey State Park. Crosby Road, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. Phone: 360-902-8844; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.
3 miles west of Oak Harbor, Joseph Whidbey Park is a 112-acre day-use park with 3,100 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Juan De Fuca. The scenery is beautiful, views are magnificent, wildlife is everywhere and the beach is one of the grandest on Whidbey Island.
South Whidbey Island State Park. 4128 S. Smugglers Cove Road, Freeland, WA 98249. Phone: 360-331-4559; Reservations: 1-888-226-7688.
Located 7 miles north of Freeland on Smuggler's Cove Road, South Whidbey 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.
National Historical Reserve
This links to the National Park Service's page on the 25 square mile historical reserve, the first of its kind in the US, which encompasses a mixture of federal, state, county and private property, all managed in a way that preserves its historic essence. Within Ebey's Landing NHR, are Fort Ebey State Park, Fort Casey State Park, and the historic waterfront town of Coupeville, one of the oldest towns in Washington State.
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