Fort Ebey State Park

400 Hill Valley Dr, Coupeville, WA, US, 98239 | Directions
Opening hours
Open 8:00am to Dusk
Winter Hours Campground Closed 11-1 through 2-28
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Top Ten Whidbey Island Parks and Trails

Top Ten Whidbey Island Parks and Trails

Fort Ebey State Park is a 651-acre camping park on Whidbey Island.

Get ready for an amazing experience at Fort Ebey! This coastal defense fort, built during World War II, is a must-visit destination on the western side of Whidbey Island. It's not just for history buffs - kids and adults alike will have a blast exploring its concrete gun emplacements and underground rooms. Just remember to bring your headlamp or flashlight for extra fun! But that's not all -


Fort Ebey also boasts 25 miles of mixed-use walking and bike trails that offer breathtaking views of Admiralty Inlet. The bluff trail, in particular, is a must-see, as it provides peek-a-boo views of Point Wilson Lighthouse across the bay. You'll also get to soak up the shade from the Douglas-fir and hemlock trees along forested trails, which are sprinkled with pink big-leaf rhododendrons in season. And let's not forget about the spectacular sunsets at Fort Ebey - they're unbeatable on a clear evening!


There are two large fields that will accommodate sports activities, but there are no nets or field markings.There is a popular surfing area on the park’s saltwater shoreline.Seaweed harvesting is allowed at this park from April 16 - May 15 with a seaweed and shellfish license.Lake Pondilla has limited fishing for smallmouth bass. The short walk to the lake is not vehicle accessible.A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.Printable park brochure (PDF).


So what are you waiting for? Come and experience the excitement and beauty of Fort Ebey today.

  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Freshwater Fishing