Outdoor Adventures

Whidbey and Camano Islands have many great outdoor activities, including hiking, kayaking, bicycling, historic sightseeing, birdwatching, and more. Here's our list of the best activities.

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    Freeland Park – Holmes Harbor

    With a great view of Holmes Harbor, this park is a local favorite. Besides a boat ramp and dock, amenities include a picnic area with BBQ grills, covered picnic shelters, pavilion with picnic table and BBQ Grill, restrooms, playgrounds, and walking trails. This is owned in partnership with Island County.

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    Hastie Lake Boat Ramp

    Amenities include: boat ramp, beach access, trash can, parking with a view.

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    Keystone Spit Boat Ramp

    This boat ramp, a part of Fort Casey State Park, has ample parking for $10 a day or a Washington Discover Pass.  Amenities include a restroom with shower.

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    Maple Grove County Park

    This one acre park has beach access, great water views, limited parking for cars and trailers and a boat launch. Boat Launch fees are: Daily fee Residents $5.00 Non Residents $15.00

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    Mariners Cove Boat Ramp

    This boat ramp is located in a small, 1/4 acre, county park that has access to Saratoga Passage.  There is limited parking and is in a residential area.

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    Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens

    Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens is a 12 acres of gardens enveloped by forty-three acres of woodland preserve with 4+ miles of nature trails. Open daily 9 - 4.

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    Monroe Landing

    This landing offers access to Penn Cove from the north side of the cove.  Amenities include parking and interpretive signs.

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    Mutiny Bay

    This launch has ample parking for boat trailers about 200 yards from the launch.  A small county park, Frank Robinson Park, is next to the launch and offers beach access.  It is not usable at low tide. This is owned in partnership with Island County.

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    Oak Harbor Marina

    Nestled between historic downtown Oak Harbor and the Navy’s seaplane base, this full-service marina is a beautiful stop for people boating around Puget Sound. The marina is owned by the city of Oak Harbor and features 420 slips, guest moorage, permanent moorage, showers, laundry, fuel, recycling, and a boat ramp.   It’s located about a half-mile from downtown Oak Harbor. Latitude: 48° ... Read More

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    Penn Cove Outfitters

    Rent single and double kayaks by the hour and explore beautiful Penn Cove.  You’ll rent and launch from the historic Coupeville Wharf.  The rental office is located inside Coffee on the Cove, located inside the wharf. Prices: $25.00 / hour for a single Kayak $35.00 / hour for a double Kayak

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