Fort Casey Historical State Park

Fort Casey Historical State Park is a 467-acre marine camping park with a lighthouse and sweeping views of Admiralty Inlet and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The park is the site of Admiralty Head Lighthouse. A coast artillery post features two 10-inch and two 3-inch historic guns on display. The park features 10,810-feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound (Admiralty Inlet), and includes Keystone Spit, a two-mile stretch of land separating Admiralty Inlet and Crocket Lake.
Automated pay station: This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass.

Please note: U.S. Navy jets from nearby Naval Air Station Whidbey Island may fly over the campground at any time for several hours. Navy personnel conduct training missions at various times during the day and night. Depending on the direction of the wind, their flight pattern may put them above the park, creating noisy conditions for campers. Although State Parks cannot be responsible for the jet noise, we do share visitor concerns with representatives of Naval Air Station Whidbey.
  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps
ADA Amenities/Facilities
  • Campground
  • Restroom
  • Picnic area
Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
The park offers 68 unsheltered picnic tables. Picnic sites are first come, first served.

  • 1.8 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
  • Boating
  • Diving
  • Saltwater fishing
  • Two boat ramps
Other Activities & Features
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Two fire circles
Admiralty Head Lighthouse Hours
January/February - Closed
March - Saturday/Sunday  11-5 p.m.
April - Friday, Saturday. Sunday, Monday 11-5 p.m.
May - Thurs, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 11-5 p.m.
June- August  - Daily 11-5 p.m.
September - Friday through Monday 11-5 p.m.
October - Saturday/Sunday  11-5 p.m.
Nov./Dec - Open most weekends 11-4 p.m.
If you are interested in a free educational tour, please call 360-678-1186.

Interpretive Opportunities
Exhibits at the Admiralty Head Lighthouse tell the history of the area around Fort Casey Historical State Park. Topics include local Native American tribes, the building of the Red Bluff Lighthouse and the construction of Fort Casey.

From May 23 through September 1, volunteers with the Fort Casey Volunteer Battalion lead guided tours of the gun batteries at Fort Casey State Park. The 45-minute tours are scheduled as follows:
  • Friday at 1:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday, and National holidays at 1 and 2:30 p.m.
Meet at the kiosk between Battery Worth and the parking lot. For more information, call 360-678-4519.

Additional Information
  • The park contains a designated remote-control glider area and a parade field popular for kite-flying.
  • The lighthouse is open seasonally. Tours can be arranged by calling 360-678-1186.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.