Oak Harbor City Park

Whidbey Island’s largest city, Oak Harbor, hosts a 30-acre sprawling grassy park and beach that lie adjacent to the city’s original downtown commercial area. The park includes a marina, picnic areas, fishing dock, wading pools, barbecue area, showers, RV and tenting areas. The Cascadia Marine Trail campsite is well-landscaped.

Approach: Shallow beach that becomes a very wide mud flat at low tide.

Location: On the Oak Harbor waterfront at the western end of the City Beach Park. West of the boat launch ramp.

Sites: 2

Water: At the RV campground, 50 feet north of the campsite

Sanitation: Restrooms and showers in the City Beach Park

Overflow: None

Fires: No open fires

Fees: $8.00 per group, not to exceed 8 people

Special Considerations: This is a great spot for re-supply, with stores a short walk away. Pay fee at the fee station across the parking lot.

Natural History: The Skwdab subgroup of the Skagit tribe lived in this area and named it Klatoletsche. In 1983, a burial mound of bone and clam shells was discovered in downtown Oak Harbor. These mounds lay within rock cairns suggesting the burial of a chief or other important person. Tidal erosion caused their exposure and some bones date back nearly 10,000 years.

Max People: 8

Max Nights: 1

Reservations: No

Latitude: 48.2836
Longitude: -122.65645

Additional Resources: Google Trail Maps, Guide Book PDF, Site History