Joseph Whidbey State Park is a 206-acre day-use park with 3,100 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Juan de Fuca in northern Puget Sound. A grand beach, a playing field and an excellent trail system through wetlands, forests and fields make this day-use park a destination on any visit to Whidbey Island. Visitors often stop for a picnic, a sunset view, or an excuse to kick back and roam the beach with their kids. The park closes at dusk, but camping is available at nearby Fort Ebey State Park, a historic part of the U.S. coastal defense system until World War II, with batteries and gun emplacements to explore. HOURS: Summer 8 a.m. – dusk; Winter: Closed October 1 – April 1. Please note: U.S. Navy jets from nearby Naval Air Station Whidbey Island periodically fly over the park while engaged in local training. Depending on the direction of the wind, their flight pattern may put them above the park, creating noisy conditions for visitors.