Fort Casey State Park is a family favorite! One thing that my kids love about summertime is that we always get the chance to go camping with my parents! Whidbey Island is typically where we end up on the Navy base since my dad is an Air Force Veteran. Now we tend to do things around the base quite a bit and every year we stop at Fort Casey on our way back home onto the ferry out of Clinton.
The kids were bummed to be heading home from camping so it was the perfect pit stop for us on the way to the ferry. We planned it right to where we left our campground to hit Fort Casey for lunchtime. We loaded up sandwiches and had a nice lunch when we got there. The kids were excited we could sit and watch deer while we were eating lunch. (see more about Fort Casey -> here)
Fort Casey Bunkers
The kid’s favorite was running around the bunkers and walking on top of them! So many of the rooms have facts that the kids loved to stop and read about when Fort Casey was a functioning military facility! If your family is active they will love how much climbing up and down there is and walking too.
Admiralty Head Lighthouse
The lighthouse is a don’t miss for this park!! At the time we were able to climb to the top but it is always open to people going up to the top. They have information on the history of the whole lighthouse about the history of the lighthouse itself. There is also a gift shop on-site as well.
What Is A Washington Discover Pass:
Fort Flager requires a Discover Pass for day use and vehicle access. The Discover Pass includes the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR); the national pass does not work on these parks.
You can purchase a pass at the park for $10 a day or a yearly one for $30. (Or online ->here) Buying them at a local store before your first trip of the year is the best way to get the most bang for your buck.
In the parks, there are pay stations, and many now have a computerized pay station. This pass will pay itself off in just three-day trips and save money on admission on other trips to state parks for the year. There are several different free days and no passes are required for that day. You can see those free days -> here.
Have you been to Fort Casey State Park?? What Washington State Parks is your favorite??