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South Whidbey Island State Park

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Address: Smugglers Cove Rd., Whidbey Island, WA
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+1 360-331-4559

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Quiet gem

We liked this park better than Deception Pass. Fewer people, love.y paths even a spot with old growth forest and different but equally spectacular views

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 6, 2016
Cold Spring, New York
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Cold Spring, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

We liked this park better than Deception Pass. Fewer people, love.y paths even a spot with old growth forest and different but equally spectacular views

1 Thank ellynvb
Freeland, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

South Whidbey State Park has plenty of wooded trails, beach access and natural beauty. If you have never seen a real, old-growth tree ... set a date and come explore this natural resource.

Thank FreelandWA-Chamber
Whidbey Island, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

Having just moved here recently and a shutterbug, I've been trying to find more trails to explore. However, it's winter, the rainy season, and you have to take advantage of a sunny day! I went in the afternoon on a chilly winter day, sunny, and took the beach trail which winds through some forest down to the beach. It's a... More 

Thank Cr8zyC8tL8dy
Okanogan, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015

Beautiful park. Nice day use area. The campground area has been closed indefinitely due to rot in the beautiful old growth timber and considered a hazard to camp in but, you can still hike into the area and do all of the trails.

Thank Helen223
Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

Great camping spot with plenty of sights and surrounding attractions such as Fort Casey, Admiralty Head Lighthouse, Lavender Wind Farm, Whidbey Island Vineyard, kite flying, kayaking and canoeing.

1 Thank veritas2578
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Love2travel94105
Pune, India
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Royadip
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

1 Thank mljack99
Greenbank, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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