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Deception Pass State Park: (360) 675-2417
This is Washington''s favorite state park, visitors flock to see the spectacular bridge and Pass. Because of Whidbey Island''''s temperate climate, many birds and waterfowl winter here, including an abundance of bald eagles. This park also boasts giant old growth forests, 30 miles of hiking trails, 9 miles of saltwater shoreline, 3 freshwater lakes, 246 campsites, scuba diving, saltwater and freshwater fishing. Sightseeing, dinner, and whale-watching cruises are available from many nearby businesses. Tent and RV camping are also available year round.
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Cama Beach State Park: (360) 387-7542
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Cama Beach State Park constitute of a mile of shoreline near the Saratoga Passage and Whidbey Island. It contains a wetlands area called Cranberry Lake. You can enjoy boating, seasonal clamming, saltwater fishing, crabbing, picnicking, bird watching and hiking.

Fort Casey & Keystone State Park- : (360) 678-4519 or (360) 678-5632
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Originally designed to prevent a naval invasion, Fort Casey now welcomes visitors to its battlements and the charming Admiralty Head Lighthouse. The fort''''''''s 10-inch disappearing guns are now aimed across busy shipping lanes filled with freighters, and passenger ships, as well as naval cruisers, aircraft carriers, and submarines. Beautiful Crockett Lake and Keystone Spit, adjacent to Fort Casey are filled with birds and marine life. Fishermen and scuba divers love this park.

South Whidbey State Park: (360) 331-4559
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If you like old forest then this is the best place to visit. You will find picnic areas, campsites and barbeque pits. It also offers a hiking trail, fun forest walk, high bluff trail in the forest and a sandy beach for the visitors. The hiking trial is 3-1/2 miles and the saltwater shoreline is of 2 miles.

Camano Island State Park : (360) 387-3031
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It is a major park in the 52 mile long scenic beauty of Camano Island. The park offers year-round saltwater fishing for salmon and bottom fish; excellent seasonal clamming; and secluded, wooded campsites; a five-mile, self-guided nature trail of loop trails for hiking; beach combing; an underwater park for scuba diving; a kitchen; and a picnic shelter.

Joseph Whidbey State Park
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You can have great views of the San Juan Islands, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island from this park. It is a great picnic spot and a great place to stroll the beach, enjoy the scenery, dig for clams and watch winter and spring bird migrations.

 

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