South Whidbey State Park calls to tree-lovers everywhere. This day-use park on the west side of Whidbey Island is a scenic drive away from Anacortes or a short ferry ride from Mukilteo. The park offers east-facing views of the Olympic Mountains and rare old-growth stands.
Walk among the giants: Douglas-fir, Sitka spruce, western hemlock and western red-cedar trees, including a 500-year-old cedar.
Camping in the park has been closed due to tree diseases, which pose a tree-fall risk. This development has helped many to understand the life cycle of old-growth trees. Picnic shelters and unsheltered tables remain open to visitors and provide excellent lunch spots for day-trippers and travelers en-route to such nearby camping state parks as Deception Pass, Fort Casey and Fort Ebey. To sit and walk beneath this canopy of ancient trees overlooking the Puget Sound is a pleasure and a privilege.
South Whidbey State Park is a 381-acre day-use park with 4,500 feet of saltwater shoreline on Admiralty Inlet. The park features include old-growth forest, lush undergrowth and tidelands.
PICNIC & DAY-USE FACILITIES
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 barbecue and four picnic tables, accommodating up to 30 guests.
3.5 miles of hiking trails
WATER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
Fire circle (unsheltered)
South Whidbey State Park is open for day use only.