Fort Ebey State Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: Unknown
Fee: None
Address
Hill Valley Drive
Coupeville, WA 98239
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset
Description
During World War II, a coastal defense fort, Fort Ebey, was created on the western side of Whidbey Island. Soldiers and engineers dug into the high bluff to create the battery, and it now serves a fun park for World War II enthusiasts, families, and fur babies alike. The park still has gun emplacements as well as underground rooms that you can explore, but make sure to bring your flashlight. On more than 600 acres, the park offers twenty-five miles of walking and bike trails, as well as three miles of bike-only trails. 

From the bluff overlook, you can see the Point Wilson Lighthouse as well as Admiralty Inlet. The sunsets from Fort Ebey are breathtaking and not to be missed. Surfing, paragliding, freshwater fishing, and seaweed harvesting are popular activities in this park. Please note that you may only harvest between April 16th and May 15th and you must have a license to harvest and fish. The campgrounds are closed from November 1 to February 28 each year but day use is available year round. The park offers 25 unsheltered picnic tables that are first come first serve. These picnic tables are located at Point Partridge, on the beach, and at the Gun Battery. 

The park also offers two log picnic shelters, which can be reserved. These areas have BBQ grills, and four picnic tables, two of which are covered. One is at Gun Battery, can accommodate up to 150 people, and has a grassy area. The other at the beach has a small grass area and can accommodate up to 50 people. The park offers thirty-nine standard campsites that are $25-$35 per night peak season, $20 off-peak, and eleven that offer water and electricity hook-ups for $35-$45 per night peak season, $30 off-peak. 

For those campers that arrived in human-powered watercraft, there is one water trailside campsite available for $12 per night. There is one restroom with two showers, all of which are ADA compliant. There is limited availability on the sites that can accommodate extra large RVs and there is no dumpsite at this campground. Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach, at the campgrounds, and on the walking trails. The leash must be no longer than 8 feet long, and you are asked to scoop his poop.

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Address
Hill Valley Drive
Coupeville, WA 98239
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset