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. The scenery is beautiful, views are magnificent, wildlife is everywhere, and the beach is one of the grandest on Whidbey Island.
Please note: U.S. Navy jets from nearby Naval Air Station Whidbey Island periodically fly over the park while engaged in local training. Depending on the direction of the wind, their flight pattern may put them above the park, creating noisy conditions for visitors. At various times during the day and night, the aviators may engage in Field Carrier Landing Practice for imminent operations aboard aircraft carriers. The park and naval station have been neighbors since 1942, and park staff stays in regular contact with officials at NAS Whidbey Island. We will do our best to notify park visitors of anticipated Field Carrier Landing Practice periods. 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. Maps

ADA Amenities/Facilities

  • Restroom
  • Hiking trail

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities

The park offers one kitchen shelter. Reservations can be made online or by calling 888-CAMPOUT (888-226-7688) and ask for the kitchen shelter on Fort Ebey's inventory. Four sheltered and nine unsheltered picnic tables are available first come, first served.



  • 0.5 miles of ADA hiking trails

Water Activities & Features

  • Crabbing
  • Personal watercraft

Other Activities & Features

  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Two fire circles

Additional Features

  • There are two large grass fields in the park. Nets can be put up, or games can be played on the grass.
  • 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.