Things To Do
A non-traditional unit of the National Park Service, comprised of a unique partnership between the Town of Coupeville, Island County, Washington State Parks, and the National Park Service - Public and Private land holdings - Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve has much to offer the visitor! Tour Ebey's Landing NHR by car or bicycle, visiting waysides that exhibit the early history of the Pacific Northwest. Visit Fort Casey State Park and Fort Ebey State Park for breathtaking marine views and to learn about military history. Hike the bluff trail that starts at Ebey's Landing or from the Prairie Overlook near historic Sunnyside Cemetery. Eat lunch in historic Coupeville or take a picnic to one of many beaches. Visit the Island County Historical Museum for a glimpse into the past. Scuba dive at Fort Casey Underwater Reserve or visit the Admiralty Head Lighthouse. Birdwatch at Crockett Lake. Mountain bike the Kettles Trail in Fort Ebey State Park. Explore what makes Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve a shining example history and sustainability.
Did You Know?
The prairies, with their rich soil, were the first areas of the Reserve to be farmed, first by Native Americans, and later, by European-american settlers who moved onto the lands. The pioneers cleared the higher ground and tried to farm it, but found the soils poor and allowed the forests to return.