Island County has invested heavily in acquiring unique properties for county parks. With free admission, these parks may be the biggest bargains in the county.
Rhododendron Park is a 32 acre county-owned park with 3 groomed ball fields, a covered picnic area and bathrooms. There’s also an extensive trail system for hikers. The park also features 15 campsites ($15 a day). 3 can fit RVs, but there’s only water; no electricity or dump. Closed each off-season from November 1st through April 1st.
This is a small park, only 1/2 acre in size, but with picnicking and classically beautiful views across the water to the Cascade Mountain Range.