Fort Ebey State Park, Coupeville

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Fort Ebey State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located on the western side of Whidbey Island, west of Coupeville in Island County, Washington, United States. The state park covers overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca and lies within the Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. It is managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.
Fort Ebey was built on Pigeon Point in 1942 as a World War II coastal defense near the mouth of Puget Sound. The fort included a battery of two 6-inch guns that were later cut up for scrap.
The state first acquired the land through the purchase of 204 acres from the Federal government in 1965. Additional acquisitions were made between 1968 and 1974, adding nearly 24 acres to the site. The park reached its present size of 435 acres through a purchase from the Department of Natural Resources and a land swap arrangement with a private owner in 1990 and 1997. The park was established in 1981.
The park includes of saltwater shoreline, the 3.7acre freshwater Lake Pondilla, and over two dozen miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. A 4mi stretch of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail crosses the park. Park activities include picnicking, camping, fishing, beachcombing, birdwatching, interpretive activities, and paragliding.
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  • We spent Independence Day here and camped for two nights. It's a peaceful park with quite a few trails and a clean campground. It would be good for a day trip or a couple of nights. The WW II era reli...  more »
  • We had an amazing time at For Ebey State Park. We reserved two spots next to each other near the west side of the Campground which gave us easy access to the trail to the Gun Battery and the Cliff tra...  more »
  • Great park with trails and wildlife. We took a 4 mile hike along the bluff and then inland on various trails. We saw deer driving in. A 2 year old eagle in a tree along the bluff and on an inland trail we saw a mother Barred owl with two baby owls. What an awesome day!
  • No mosquitoes today. Awesome. Love the Pacific Northwest! The smell of the ocean and color of the water and sounds of the birds.

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