Fort Ebey State Park RV & Campground Guide
If you’re interested in visiting a historical area that’s close to numerous other state parks and has a great view, Fort Ebey State Park is a great choice. The fortress here dates back to the early 1940s, and nearby is the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Prior to this, the area was homesteaded in the 1850s and was once a part of the Lower Skagit tribe’s territory. Fort Ebey State Park offers scenic beach views that are overlooked by the bluffs, and you can enjoy a wide range of popular beach activities. The state park is also a part of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail that stretches throughout the Pacific Northwest. The park is located in Coupeville, Washington, and some other nearby cities include Greenbank, Keystone, and Port Townsend.
RV Resorts & Campsites in Fort Ebey State Park
Traveling around in an RV can be a great way of exploring the country and enjoying the various state parks. If you don’t own an RV, you can easily reserve an RV rental near Fort Ebey State Park.
Fort Ebey State Park Campground
One of the simplest ways of enjoying Fort Ebey is to camp right within the Fort Ebey State Park Campground. They have 11 partial-hookup sites that have water and electricity hookups and can accommodate most RV sizes. There are two showers and a restroom located nearby, but there’s no dump station located within the state park. Fees start at $30 per night depending on the season, and you can book your spot online.
Fort Townsend State Park Campground
Located just across Port Townsend Bay, Fort Townsend State Park Campground offers 40 standard campsites. These will have water nearby, and there is a dump station located within the park. One shower and two restrooms are available, and the park can accommodate RVs of up to 40 feet in length. Rates start at $20 per night, and you can make reservations online.
North Whidbey RV Park
North Whidbey RV Park is just north of Fort Ebey State Park and can serve as a base camp for the many state parks in the area. It has 100 full hookups and is across the street from Deception Pass State Park. Other amenities included are free Wi-Fi, hot showers, heated restrooms, coin-operated laundry, a clubhouse, and a fenced pet area. Rates start at $40 per night and require a deposit to hold your reservation. You can also book your spot online with the park's website.
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What to Do at
Fort Ebey State Park
Inside Fort Ebey State Park
On the west side of Whidbey Island situated on a high bluff, Fort Ebey was once a coastal fortress used during WWII. While here, you can explore the various underground rooms and gun emplacements of the fortress along with over 25 miles of trails. Some more adventurous visitors enjoy paragliding from the bluff. Explore the beach with ease, and there’s even a spot popular with surfers as well.
Outside Fort Ebey State Park
The somewhat remote location of Fort Ebey State Park means that there are a ton of outdoor activities that you will want to check out outside the park including fishing, hiking, biking, and more. The area around Fort Ebey also offers many educational opportunities for the history buffs in the family to learn more about the Pacific Northwest's strategic military location. Don't forget to indulge in the local cuisine while you're in the area! You're sure to find something for everyone.
One of the highlights of The Oystercatcher is its in-house bakery where they make their own fresh bread and butter. Some favorite dishes include their Pacific oysters, the Three Sisters Reuben, and the House Burger.
Type: American, Seafood
Location: 901 NW Grace St, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA
Kapaw’s Iskreme is located inside the Historic Abstract Building that was once home to the original Seattle’s Best Coffee. You can try out a wide range of ice cream flavors and even take away a pint or quart of hand-packed ice cream as well.
Type: Ice Creamery
Location: 21 Front St, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA
In historic downtown Port Townsend, you can visit Better Living Through Coffee, an organic cafe. They feature drip coffee, breakfast, lunch, and brunch options, and there are several vegan and vegetarian-friendly options as well.
Location: 100 Tyler St, Port Townsend, WA
Front Street Grill
At Front Street Grill, you have a great view of the Coupeville Wharf, and you can enjoy fresh seafood, local produce, and other items off of their menu.
Location: 20 Front St, Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA
Blue Moose Cafe offers homestyle breakfast items on their menu along with fresh coffee from the Sunrise Coffee Co. Some favorites include their signature Grandma Byrds’ Biscuits and Gravy and huevos rancheros.
Location: 311 B Haines Pl, Port Townsend, WA
Located right in downtown Everette, the headquarters for Funko Pop is also home to Funko HQ Store, the company's flagship shopping location. If you’re a fan of the Funko Pop collectibles and toys, you can spend a couple of hours here to find some of your favorites.
Location: 2802 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA
Callahan’s Firehouse Studio and Gallery has its home inside the old Langley firehouse. You can find a wide variety of blown glass creations and handmade products from the studio. They even have seasonal items such as Christmas ornaments so that you can bring something special home.
Location: 179 2nd St, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA
If you can’t decide where to shop, the Alderwood Mall is just 14 miles from Fort Ebey State Park. They have various shopping options, restaurants, and even a cineplex where you can watch a movie with your friends or family.
Location: 3000 184th St SW, Lynnwood, WA
Greenbank Farm has a tasting room on-site where you can sample and purchase wines from various local vineyards. Their shop is also a favorite and has local jams and jellies in addition to a large selection of cheeses.
Location: 765 Wonn Rd, Greenbank, Whidbey Island, WA
Ebey’s Landing historical reserve sits at the opening of the Puget Sound. Here, you can visit a historically maintained farm and several historically preserved buildings as well.
Location: Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA
Deception Pass is the most-visited state park in Washington and is located close to Fort Ebey State Park. You can swim in Cranberry Lake or walk along the Puget Sound beachfront among other activities.
Location: 5175 N State Hwy 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA
At Fort Casey Historical State Park, you can visit a historic fort that’s been maintained and added to since the 1800s and is over 100 years old. Some other must-see stops within the park are the vintage lighthouse and bunkers as well.
Location: Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA
The Pacific Northwest Naval Air Museum preserves a collection of PBY aircraft and units that were flown from the airfield at Whidbey Island. Inside, they have various artifacts and uniforms from previous service members, and you can even try out one of the two flight simulators.
Location: 270 SE Pioneer Wy, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA
How to Get to
Fort Ebey State Park
Fort Ebey State Park is located just off I-5 N if you are heading from Seattle or the south. You simply take exit 230 for Burlington off of I-5 N and follow WA-20 W for about 51 minutes after leaving the interstate.
Entering Fort Ebey State Park
Discovery Pass (One-Day) : $10
Discovery Pass (Annual) : $30
The annual pass can be used at all Washington state parks and state-managed areas.
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