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South Whidbey Island State Park

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Address: Smugglers Cove Rd., Whidbey Island, WA
Phone Number: (360) 331-4559 or (888) 226-7688
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Worth the Ferry Ride!

I heard about this Island from someone who attended a wedding and suggested it. I will say Whidbey Island as a whole, I was not impressed with. The drive didn't offer any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I heard about this Island from someone who attended a wedding and suggested it. I will say Whidbey Island as a whole, I was not impressed with. The drive didn't offer any sweeping views and it reminded me of many other drives I have been on. However, when I made it to this park, it was well worth it. We... More 

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is among many island in the state of Washington. A small sleepy town which can be reached by ferry from many places like Port Townsend etc. The ferry ride is quite enjoyable and takes about 30 mins. However, there are not many places to see in this small island. And there are not much guidance for tourists.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have relatives that have lived on the Island their whole life. I have been many times since I was a kid and lived there for a few years. It is always fun to take the ferry over from Mukilteo and go exploring. There are so many things to do and see and clam digging along the sound is one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Wish we had stayed the night instead of port Townsend. The art trail was outstanding. It is an easy inexpensive ferry ride with your car. Distances are short. State park is beautiful.

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Greenbank, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

South Whidbey State Park is smaller and less well-known than Deception Pass but has a charm of its own. It is wetter and sandier at South Whidbey so that hikes in the woods take you through areas where ferns are huge and lush and the sound of water dripping and flowing and the shafts of sunlight filtering through the old... More 

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Freeland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Old growth forest and ancient cedar on one side of the highway, a forested walk down to the beach on the other. A very relaxing, beautiful place that has a lovely view of the Olympics.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great day trip from Seattle. Drive north to Mukilteo ferry...short ferry ride over to Clinton. Then drive to the park... really lovely ride out. Go for the day, or you can camp. There are trails for hiking and a nice beach with great views. Bring a picnic Beautiful old growth trees.

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We chose South Whidbey Island State Park for our families first camping trip largely because of its convenient location. It's a 20-minute ferry ride and a short drive away from most Puget Sound locations. We booked our campsite online at the Washington State Park's website. The site includes photos of each campsite so you can get a sense of the... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It appears that the parks on Whidbey Island are either old military reserves or areas that weren't desirable for first pass logging. The trees in this park are wonderful, but the place really does feel like a postage stamp in the whole scheme of things. There is a long vertical drop down to the beach front which I wasn't expecting.... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We decided to take to our annual family reunion to South Whidbey State Park's group site which accommodates up to 60 people. The site was incredible! It accommodated our family of around 40+/- and had plenty of areas for the kids to play, adults to cook, several areas to congregate for family activities, and plenty of parking down the private... More 

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