South Whidbey Island State Park

South Whidbey Island State Park is a 347-acre camping park with 4,500 feet of saltwater shoreline on Admiralty Inlet. Park features include old-growth forest, tidelands for crabbing and clamming, campsites secluded by lush forest undergrowth, and breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. The park offers a unique outdoor experience.

Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.

Automated pay station: This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass.

Please note: U.S. Navy jets from nearby Naval Air Station Whidbey Island may fly over the campground at any time for several hours. Navy personnel conduct training missions at various times during the day and night. Depending on the direction of the wind, their flight pattern may put them above the park, creating noisy conditions for campers. Although State Parks cannot be responsible for the jet noise, we do share visitor concerns with representatives of Naval Air Station Whidbey.

  1. Activities
  2. Camping
  3. History

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. Reservations can be made online or by calling 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688).

  • 3.5 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
  • Clamming
  • Crabbing
  • Fishing (saltwater)
  • Swimming
Other Activities
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Fire circles (15)
  • Interpretive activities
  • Sheltered fire circle
  • Wildlife viewing
Interpretive Opportunities
Young visitors are encouraged to become Junior Rangers. Contact park staff for details.

Additional Information