*** This site is being redeveloped by the city, and our signs have been temporarily taken down. However, it is still available, according to the parks department. The signs will be re-installed over winter. 9/13/19
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.
Thank you Karen Borell for your research on this site: Oak Harbor
Location: On the Oak Harbor waterfront at the W end of the City Beach Park. W of the boat launch ramp.
Water: At the RV campground, 50' N of the campsite
Sanitation: Restrooms and showers in the City Beach Park
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 clamshells 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