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General Information

Description - The park covers 347 acres with 4,500 feet of saltwater shoreline on Admiralty Inlet. There are 2.2 miles of automobile roads and 3.5 miles of hiking trails within the park.

The park has 54 standard campsites, six primitive campsites, two comfort stations, 26 picnic tables and 12 stoves in the day use area, an amphitheater, a group camp accommodating 144 people, a trailer dump station, and a small picnic shelter. It is on the Campsite Reservation Program.

Recreation - The area provides recreational opportunities for beachcombing, scuba diving, rock collecting, clamming, bird watching, crabbing, picnicking, camping, driftwood collecting, hiking, and saltwater fishing.

Climate - Washington's climate varies with each region. Whidbey Island is located in an area "protected" by surrounding ocean waters and mountain ranges. Temperatures are consistently moderate, rarely topping 80 degrees in the summer and rarely falling below 30 degrees in the winter.

Annual rainfall averages 29 inches, approximately half that of Seattle. In the summer months, and especially during September and early October, the islands may go for weeks without a cloud in the sky. Snowfalls occur once or twice a year and usually total only one or two inches. Northeast winds may cause temperature extremes.

Island tides range over 14 feet. The extreme low tide of 4.0 feet to the extreme high tide of over 10 feet.

Location - South Whidbey State Park is located on the Smugglers Cove Road four miles southwest of Greenbank in Island County.


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Contact Information:
South Whidbey State Park, 4128 S. Smugglers Cove Rd. , Freeland, WA, 98249, Phone: 360-331-4559, Fax: 360-331-5202

Additional Information:
The Islands - The Island region includes Whidbey Island, Camano Island, Fidalgo Island and the San Juan Islands. Many islands and islets make up the San Juan Islands, but it's the four main islands, Lopez, Shaw, Orcas and San Juan, that are accessible to visitors.
Washington State Parks - Washington has 149 state parks located around the state.

Links:
Washington State Parks - Official Agency Website

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