County Parks

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.

  • Dave Mackie Park

    The boat ramp is currently closed due to buildup of sand. The 5 acre park is open. Amenities include Playground, Restroom Facility Including Shower and Dog Wash, Beach Access, Ball field & Grandstand, 3 Picnic Shelters & BBQ’s for individual events, Group Picnic Shelter Area with Brick Stove BBQ.

  • Double Bluff Beach

    The beach is great fun for humans as well. The beach faces south and west, giving tremendous views of Admiralty Inlet, the busy shipping lanes, and the Olympic Mountains in the distance. Most days the western side of Whidbey Island as well as the Olympic Peninsula keep waves small and Read more [...]

  • English Boom

    English Boom is a park along the north shore of Camano Island. It features trails, including an ADA compliant trail, scenic views, and great bird-watching opportunities.

  • 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.

  • Iverson Spit Preserve

    Iverson Spit Preserve is a well-developed walking trail just shy of one mile long. Listed by the Audubon of Washington as one of 68 hot spots for bird watching. Features an observation platform, and beach access.

  • Joseph Whidbey State Park

    Joseph Whidbey State Park is a 112-acre day-use park with 3,100 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Juan De Fuca in northern Puget Sound.

  • Possession Beach Boat Launch

    This newly renovated boat launch is popular for boaters at the south end of Whidbey Island and provides access to both Saratoga Passage and Admiralty Inlet.

  • Rhododendron Park

    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 Read more [...]

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