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Fort Ebey Campground | WA - Everything YOU Need to Know

Fort Ebey Campground in Washington State is part of Fort Ebey State Park on Whidbey Island. Camping at Fort Ebey is a unique experience that you won't want to miss!


If you're hoping to visit Fort Ebey State Park and camp at Fort Ebey Campground, you're in for a treat! The campground is well-maintained, close to several other attractions, and easy to access. It's on the west side of Whidbey Island and has a total of 50 campsites. Of these, 11 are RV campsites with electricity and water.

Fort Ebey Campground

The campground is open most of the year and is most popular throughout the summer. If you're planning on tent camping, there are also tent-only sites to choose from!


Campground Amenities

Visiting Fort Ebey Campground? Here are the amenities you can expect to have access to!

  • Toilets

  • Showers

  • Firewood (available for purchase)

  • RV and Tent sites

  • Picnic area and picnic tables

  • Fire rings and grates at each site

  • Ice, water, and snacks (available for purchase)

You won't have access to a dump station if you're RV camping.

Fort Ebey
The exterior of Fort Ebey, the heart of the state park.

Fort Ebey Campground Reservations

Fort Ebey Campground is open for most of the year! But different reservation rules apply depending on the time of year you're visiting.

  • Reservations can be made between mid-May and mid-September.

  • All sites are first come, first serve throughout the rest of the year.

  • The campground is closed between November and February 29th.

To make reservations at Fort Ebey Campground, call this number: (888) 226-7688.


You can also make reservations at Washington.goingtocamp.com.


Fort Ebey provides access to some of the best coastlines and beaches in the Pacific Northwest, so make a reservation early to make sure you get a spot at the popular campground!


Views at Fort Ebey State Park
Views at Fort Ebey State Park

Fort Ebey Group Camping Accommodations

The campground does off a group camp area. The group campsite at Fort Ebey can hold 60 people and is located on Point Partridge Road. At the group campground, you'll find flush toilets and showers. If you want to reserve the campground, you'll need at least 20 people.

  • The group campground is open between April 1st and October 31st.


Other Campground Information

Fort Ebey Campground is one of the best campgrounds in the Pacific Northwest. Some other important information to keep in mind about the campground is:

  • Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.

  • Check-out time is 1:00 p.m.

  • There are automated pay stations at the campground that allow you to purchase a one-day Discover Pass for parking and a boat launch permit.


What to Do Near Fort Ebey Campground

If you're visiting Fort Ebey Campground and are hoping to make a full itinerary, we've got you covered! Here are a few of the best activities near Fort Ebey State Park:


Explore Fort Ebey

Fort Ebey is one of the most popular state parks in Washington! Within the park's 651 acres, you'll be able to explore the fort that was originally built for defense during World War II. It's part of Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve and was built in 1942.


The fort was named for Isaac Neff Ebey, a resident of Whidbey Islan. The land was acquired by the government in 1965. The park didn't open until 1981 and is today a popular tourist destination for Washingtonians and visitors from around the country.

Fort Ebey Interior
The interior of Fort Ebey

Go on a Hike

Near the Fort Ebey Campground, you'll find a few different trails that are worth checking out.



We highly recommend the Fort Ebey State Park Loop, which is really close to the campground and will take up a good chunk of your day. It's 7 miles long and should take you about 3 hours to complete.


If you're looking for a shorter adventure, check out the Fort Ebey Bluff Trail. It's only 1.2 miles long and should be pretty easy for families to trek!


Nearby Fort Ebey State Park Campground, you'll also find the Kettles Trail. This easy 4-mile trail should take you about 1.5 hours to complete.


Seaweed Harvesting at Fort Ebey

Have you ever been to seaweed harvesting before? Well, Fort Ebey is a local favorite spot to check out this activity. Between April 16th and May 15th, you can visit the beach and harvest seaweed. In fact, it's one of the only beaches where you can harvest seaweed in Washington (the others are Fort Flagler and Fort Worden).


But keep in mind that you need to get a valid license before taking anything from a beach.

Seaweed Harvesting
Seaweed harvesting is a popular activity at Fort Ebey

Why Harvest Seaweed?

People from around the state of Washington and throughout the PNW flock to the few beaches in this region of the country that allow seaweed harvesting. But what's the draw? What can you use seaweed for? Mostly, people harvest seaweed at Fort Ebey State Park to eat it! Some dry it out, use it as a secondary ingredient in recipes, and more.


Campgrounds Near Fort Ebey State Park

If you can't get a campsite at Fort Ebey Campground, there are other options nearby that you might want to check out!


Cliffside RV Park

Cliffside RV Park is a popular RV camping area near Fort Ebey. There are a total of 57 sites that cost between $50 and $60 a day. Tent sites are $15, which is quite affordable for the area!


Rhododendron Campground

A great campground that costs $15 per night and includes water, vault toilets, BBQs, picnic tables, and more! It's only 1 mile from Patmore Road. It's open from April to November every year and closed during the winter.


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