South Whidbey State Park

South Whidbey State Park is a 347-acre day use park with 4,500 feet of saltwater shoreline on Admiralty Inlet. Park features include old-growth forest, tidelands for crabbing and clamming, secluded by lush forest undergrowth, and breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. The park offers a unique outdoor experience.
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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 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. Although State Parks cannot be responsible for the jet noise, we do share visitor concerns with representatives of Naval Air Station Whidbe
South Whidbey State Park is open for day use only. Due to hazardous trees in the old-growth forest, the campground area is closed indefinitely. 

South Whidbey State Park is currently undergoing State Parks' long-term land-use planning through a Classification and Management Plan (CAMP) process. For information on the CAMP process, please view the project planning page

  1. Activities
  2. Camping

ADA Amenities/Facilities

  • Campground
  • Restroom

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 or (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
  • Interpretive activities
  • Sheltered fire circle
  • Wildlife viewing

Interpretive Opportunities

Young visitors are encouraged to become Junior Rangers. Contact park staff for details.

Additional Information