Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve encompasses a total area of approximately 19,300 acres of land that is located near Coupeville, in the central part of Whidbey Island which is in Island County and just off the coast of western Washington. The park was authorized on November 10, 1978, and is governed by the National Park Service.
The protected land is a favorite among its visitors for several reasons. First of all, the park protects several natural and historic features. Secondly, the park commemorates the first comprehensive exploration of the Puget Sound area by Captain George Vancouver in 1792. The park also protects the place where Colonel Isaac Neff Ebey led the first permanent white settlers to Whidbey Island.
There are several other attractions to this national historic reserve, but some of the favorite activities that visitors to the park will also come to enjoy include camping, scuba diving, auto touring, self-guided walking, hiking, and biking. Furthermore, visitors to the park can also enjoy a few outdoor necessities in the park that include gas, food, and lodging which are available within the reserve in the town of Coupeville.
Visitors of Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve can bring their dogs with them, but there will be some restrictions that could curtail their full enjoyment of the park. For example, dog owners are not allowed to bring their tail-waggers into the visitor center or into any other park building for that matter.
Additionally, park visitors with dogs must keep their pets on a leash at all times when venturing into areas of the park where they are permitted to access. Furthermore, dog owners should clean up after their dog and ensure that other guests in the park are not disrupted or disturbed by the dog. These rules are designed to protect wildlife, the habitat, visitors and other pets in the park.