Fort Casey State Park RV & Campground Guide

Washington

Fort Casey is a 999-acre park located in Island County, Washington. It is one of three fortifications that were put up to defend the entrance to the Puget Sound region. There is plenty to do, including swimming, fishing, and boating at this park. The nearest cities are Coupeville, Oak Harbor, and Freeland, Washington. 

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Spring 41-62 F
Summer 48-71 F
Fall 41-63 F
Winter 37-50 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Fort Casey State Park

Driving around in an RV is one of life's pleasures that everyone should enjoy once in a while. It offers the appeal of being on the road plus the comfort of staying at home, and Island County is home to some lovely RV parks. Consider renting an RV from RVshare for your trip to Fort Casey State Park. Here are some campgrounds worth paying a visit to while in the area.

Cliffside RV Park

This wonderful RV park is nestled along the Whidbey Island shoreline. The park overlooks the Olympic Peninsula and the Strait of Juan De Fuca. The ambiance, extensive shoreline, and breathtaking view are reasons to visit Cliffside RV Park. RV check-in at the park starts at 2:00 p.m. Other facilities offered include:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full hookups, including water, electricity, and sewer
  • Recreational facilities, including a golf course
  • Showers and restroom facilities

North Whidbey RV Park

North Whidbey RV Park is strategically located across the street from Deception Pass State Park. It makes an ideal base camp for exploring the surrounding area. There is a swimming beach, fishing spot, and hiking trails all around the park. You can get to this park in just 30 minutes from Fort Casey. The check-in time for RV campers is at noon every day. Daily rates start from $40 per vehicle with two adults and two kids. Amenities offered include:

  • Full hookups, including water, sewer, and electrical
  • Free internet
  • Bathhouses and free hot showers
  • Propane (available for a fee)
  • Pets are allowed
  • Laundry services

Deception Pass State Park

Deception Pass State Park is the most-visited park in Washington. It holds this distinction for a good reason. There is plenty to see from its mysterious coves to the famous Deception Pass Bridge. It is the perfect destination for a family road trip. You can either swim at Lake Cranberry or collect shells along the shorelines. Other activities include hiking, boating, fishing, and diving. Available camping amenities include:

  • Partial hookups like water and electrical
  • Dump stations
  • Washrooms

Pioneer Trails RV Resort

Pioneer Trails RV Resort has all the hallmarks of a great campground. The resort is located outside Anacortes, Washington. You can get to any of the other parks via Interstate 5 in minutes. In addition to the wooded firs' and cedars' tranquility, the garden is also well-maintained and impeccably clean. Kayaking, boating, biking, hiking, and golfing are some of the outdoor activities available. The camping amenities include:

  • Full hookups like water, electrical, and sewer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Showers and restrooms
  • Pet-friendly
  • Fire pits and picnic tables
  • Laundry services
  • A fitness center

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What to Do at
Fort Casey State Park

Inside Fort Casey State Park

Whether you are a military buff or love the outdoors, there is something here for everyone. There is more than 10,000 feet of shoreline at the Admiral Inlet that you can enjoy, and for those who enjoy water sports, there is a watercraft launch at the Keystone Ferry terminal. Alternatively, you can ditch the boat and dive at the Dive Park in the same location. If you prefer wandering in the wilderness, part of the Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT), a 1,200-mile-long foot trail that runs through the Pacific Northwest, goes through Fort Casey State Park. As you see, there is no shortage of activities and fun at the park. 

Outside Fort Casey State Park

To keep things interesting, it is a good idea to explore the surrounding area. The attractions near the park are both entertaining and educational - and don't miss out on the fresh Pacific Coast seafood. Here are some things you should check out when you're ready to take a break from Fort Casey State Park.

Restaurants

Currents Bistro

This restaurant is located on Whidbey Island. The atmosphere is perfect and with great lighting for added ambiance. Currents Bistro serves delicious Northwest cuisine. You can order soups, salads, seafood, burgers, coffee, and sandwiches. They also have a great selection of local wines.

Type: Seafood, American

Location: 103 NW Coveland St, Coupeville, WA 98239

Orchard Kitchen

Orchard Kitchen is where you want to be if you are looking for fine dining and excellent wine pairings. The restaurant is big on fresh produce and owns a farm. Most of their ingredients are farm-to-table. If you like the food, you can pick some produce from the farm stand for home use. You can also order online and have your four-course meal ready for curbside pickup.

Type: American

Location: 554 Bayview Rd, Langley, WA 98260

Frasers Gourmet Hideaway

Frasers Gourmet Hideaway is owned and run by the chef. Guests can choose from a menu featuring great Northwestern cuisines. To accompany your dinner, you have the option of local wine, a beer, or one of their handcrafted cocktails. You can order anything from seafood to steaks from their seasonal menu.

Type: American

Location: 1191 SE Dock St, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Shopping

Island Plaza Shopping Center

This shopping plaza is found in Oak Harbor. You can get anything you want, including food and electronics. The shopping mall is open every day, including weekends. They also close the shops late, so you can go there for emergency shopping.

Location: 31565 WA-20, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Freeland Plaza Shopping Center

The shopping mall is found on Maine Street in Freeland, Washington. They open their doors at 8:00 a.m. and close at around 9:00 p.m. You can get there in about 22 minutes via WA-525.

Location: 1609 Maine St, Freeland, WA 98249

Oak Harbor Town Center

During your visit to Fort Casey, you will, at some point, end up at Oak Harbor because of the numerous attractions found there. At Oak Harbor Town Center, you can restock on everything. The shopping mall is a 20-minute drive away from Fort Casey State Park.

Location: 32185 SR-20, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Sightseeing

Canopy Tours Northwest

Visiting Canopy Tours is a great way to shake things up. While enjoying nature from the ground is fun, doing so on a zip line is more exciting. There are six zip lines available. The highest one is about 660 feet above the ground. Once you have had enough, you can simmer down by visiting the Kristofferson Farm. Safety is a priority, and an adult accompanies all guests aged 12 and under through the ride.

Location: 332 NE Camano Dr, Camano Island, WA 98282

Lavender Wind Farm

This lavender farm is located just outside Coupeville. The fertile land has been cultivated for the past 100 years. The last owner grew potatoes. Today, the farm is dedicated to growing lavender and extracting its products, such as lavender oil. If you want to learn more, then the crafting classes are a must. You can learn to make all things lavender, including candles and soap. The best time to visit the farm is around mid-June when plants produce the beautiful purple flowers.

Location: 15 Coveland St #284, Coupeville, WA 98239

Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum

The Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum is located in downtown Oak Harbor. The museum is dedicated to collecting and preserving all artifacts related to PBY aircraft. PBY is a naval designation referring to patrol bomber planes. If you are a fan of fighter planes, then the PBY simulators are something you won't forget. In addition to "flying" the flight, you will also experience what it's like to gun from the gun turret. Admission into the museum is only $7, but children under 6 years old can enter for free.

Location: 270 SE Pioneer Wy, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

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How to Get to
Fort Casey State Park

Most people get to Fort Casey State Park through Seattle. The park is only 54 miles from Seattle. Once you get off the ferry from Clinton, continue driving onto WA-525. Take a left on WA-20 onto S Engle Road, and keep going straight. The park is straight ahead. Getting there from Seattle takes about one hour.

Entering Fort Casey State Park

Fort Casey is open to the public daily from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. The park has an automated pay station at the gate that charges per vehicle. You can also use your Discover Pass to access the park for free.

Discover Pass Per Vehicle (1-4 people), daily : $10

Discover Pass Per Vehicle (1-4 people), annually : $30

RVshare hopes this guide helps you navigate the region. You are sure to have great moments throughout the trip. You are encouraged to send photos along with details to [email protected] Alternatively, you can tag the site on your social media pages. You might see one of your photos in an upcoming blog!