The first thing you notice about this campground is that the sites are tightly packed. There is not a lot of privacy. With that being said, this is a fantastic campground. The sites are bigger then expected, they are level and could accommodate 2 medium size tents. The restrooms were clean with pay showers. Ice and fire wood are available at the entrance. A short drive to the bluffs looking over the straits was a highlight of our stay.
This park has plenty of options for everyone. Hiking, paragliding, biking, and just watching the sound are all options. We did not go to the beach and can’t comment. The campsites are separated for the most part and give you a feeling of being away from your neighbor even though it is pretty stacked. The bathrooms had pay showers and we clean. Each site had a table and fire ring.
For the money, it feels like WA state parks are expensive but this area was nice and I’ll be back.
The campground was really nice, and was located in a densely forested area. Most of the campsites have a lot of privacy and are not very close together. The campsite was very well maintained and raked when we arrived. Each campsite has a picnic table and a fire pit. The campground has only one bathroom located near the center of the campground, so keep that in mind when you're choosing your campsite. The bathrooms were very well maintained, and had hand soap available in the sink area. There also showers in the bathroom. Shower tokens, fire wood and ice, are for sale at the state park office at the main entrance of the park. There are water spigots throughout the campground. There are also trails that lead to a stunning bluff area.
Nice sites, very clean and well kept, privacy between sites isn't great, lots to do, nice hiking and biking trails.
Fort Ebey was such a beautiful experience! A beautiful sunset every night! Easy access to Deception Pass State Park as well as a quick drive down all of Whidbey Island. We loved our experience there so much it was the inspiration to the name of our old Westfalia -- Ebey. Less busy than Deception Pass but close enough you can still go. Close to Oak Harbor (just in case you forgot to pack something)
Fort Ebey is a great place to pull up your car/ trailer or RV. The campground is easy to find from the highway and the facilities are very clean and there's a number of showers and bathrooms around the campground. There's a few walk-in tent sites off the road that are a little more secluded.
As far as things to do there's the old bunkers and batteries to explore right next to the campground. There's also a great hiking trail that begins at the campground and takes you along the bluff and shoreline to Ebey's Landing Historic Park. There's a number of historic buildings in the area and everyone I talked to was friendly and more than happy to explain the history of the area.
The campground is out of town a ways from Coupeville so make sure to stop by the IGA on your way out of town to grab some food and whatever else you may need for your stay.
Tip: As this is considered a state park don't forget to bring your discovery pass! They also sell them at the front check-in station.
Ebey State park camping was quite luxurious (as far as camping goes)! The sites are extremely well kept, bathroom facilities very clean, and you can't beat the views from the bluff. This, of course, comes at a cost - we wandered into one of the higher priced sites ($35/night). They do also have $25 standard sites. I did appreciate the extra space and privacy of the larger site. It would also be great for more people as well (allow up to 2 cars w/ +$15 for second car and up to 8 people per site).
- Sunset on the bluff
- Exploring the old battery
- Walk to the beach (trail is off the bluff, steep and long. Bring water!)
- A quick drive to Fort Casey to explore more battery sites
- Breakfast at Knead and Feed in Coupeville