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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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Kamloops, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 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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39 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The weather was beautiful!, food, drinks,conversation and the company of family and friends, was the perfect combination! We'll definitely be back soon :)

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Santa Barbara, California
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203 attraction reviews
400 helpful votes 400 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I love the island, especially South Whidbey Island State Park. It is a beautiful park with nice trails and pretty beaches (round rocks, not sand!).

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Cortland, OH
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Whidbey Island, WA is a great sight seeing drive. I suggest seeing the entire island, so take a day or two. There are fine, reasonably priced dinners in nearly every community. If your short of cash, Safeway has reasonable prices on there hot and cold deli items. The natural appeal of untainted forest is what you'll see. If you have... More

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