Island County Parks
Cama Beach State Park
The grand opening of Cama Beach State Park on Puget Sound occurred June 21, 2008. The park re-opened to the public after major rejuvenation and renovation that have lasted over three years. You are invited to once again listen to the screeching of the resident bald eagle family as you stroll along driftwood-laden beaches below the forested bluffs. Thirty-six of the original beachside cabins have been carefully restored to their original rustic charm and are available for rent. The emphasis of the restoration is to add some modern conveniences to the park while keeping its 1930’s era qualities.
Camano Island Beach Watchers are actively supporting Cama Beach Park by staffing the Information Center at the vintage store every day between 10:00 a.m. and 6 p.m.
For additional information about Cama Beach State Park please call the park’s office at 360 387-7542. For reservations: Cama Beach State Park.
Camano Island State Park
Many of our Beach Watcher events occur at this spectacular 134-acre park of rocky shoreline and beach to explore. There are campgrounds, cabins and a kitchen shelter, trails throughout the forests, and even a boat launch area. Picnic areas abound. Each summer there are Saturday evening Nature Programs held at the amphitheater (May 19 - Sept. 1), organized by FOCIP. This park is located 14 miles southwest from Stanwood connecting to Camano Island via a bridge, leaving I-5 at Exit 212. See WA State Parks for more information.
Deception Pass State Park
We are very active at Rosario Beach, providing Beach Naturalist services to school groups and summer visitors to enable them to better enjoy and protect this wonderful resource. See WA State Parks for more about this park.
Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
Check out Things to Do for an excellent ecological and historical overview of the reserve. This Nature Conservancy article describes further some of the special plants you will see along the trails, and this University of Washington site describes more completely the flora to be found. To learn more about Fort Ebey State Park click here.
Fort Casey State Park, Admiralty Head Lighthouse
Located within Ebey's Landing. Over 60% of the Lighthouse tour guides are Beach Watchers, and the Whidbey BW office is housed there, along with a library and a gift shop. This State Park has a wide variety of services to offer, including camping, beaches, rental homes and more. See the WA State site for more information.
South Whidbey State Park
This park is a 347-acre camping park on Admiralty Inlet. It has wonderful old-growth forests, tidelands, secluded campsites and great views of the Olympic Mts. Read more at the WA State Parks site.
Whidbey and Camano Island Parks