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South Whidbey Island State Park

Smugglers Cove Rd., Whidbey Island, WA
(360) 331-4559 or (888) 226-7688
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Freeland, Washington
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160 reviews 160 reviews
29 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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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45 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
8 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Start at the top and drive down the island; then take the ferry back to mainland. So much to see from Deception Bridge, lavender farm, history places, great eating at Toby's bar(like Cheers) in Coupeville, state park hikes

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Palmdale, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The reviews and descriptions I read about this park led me to believe that there would be no problem with my 32' 5th wheel. Although my site, #33, was big enough, getting into it was a different story. I literally was running off the roadway, scraping on bushes with the truck to back into the site. Most of the corners/turns... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I can't say enough about this visit to South Whidbey Island State Park. I joined a group of tourists on a guided beach walk, where we learned firsthand of the ecosystem along the shoreline . . (i.e., critters that live under the rocks/sand). . from there myself and a friend hiked almost 3 miles into the forest, to view a... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

As you're heading towards the park entrance, on the left there is a paved pull over about three car-lengths. Pull over and park there there's a Fern Gully trail hike that's quite nice. Lots of ferns, very shaded, quiet. Not strenuous but there is a definite incline and descent going back down. Took 6 of us about 45 minutes. Great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Stayed here for our very first camping trip with a 19' camper.. The 'hosts' and park rangers are very accommodating. We had reserved a site without hookups but when we arrived, we asked if anything was available with hookups and there was not a problem switching. The camping area is kept very clean and the restrooms and showers are cleaned... More

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