Ebey's Reserve - Crockett Lake

Large bird on sign in grass with mountains behind.
Great Blue Heron rests atop sign welcoming visitors to Crockett Lake and Ebey's Reserve.

photo courtesy of the Trust Board of Ebey's Landing NHR

Quick Facts

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Throughout the year, Ebey’s Reserve erupts with seasonal colors and sounds. Attracting a wide variety of migratory shorebirds and waterfowl, more than 230 species of birds can be found throughout the rich breeding and nesting grounds. Crockett Lake located along the Keystone Spit offers prime bird-watching opportunities.

Shallow and weather protected, birdwatchers will find the Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagles, Harriers, Red-Winged Blackbird, and more. In spring, some 90 different species – both terrestrial and aquatic – rest and feed in the marshy grasslands around Crockett Lake. Turn toward the Salish Sea and see the spectacular Olympic Mountains and Mt. Rainier in the distance.

During the spring and summer, ample sunshine and cool breezes off Admiralty Inlet create ideal conditions for strolling, birdwatching, and other naturalist activities. Park along Keystone Spit in designated parking areas, get out your binoculars and see what you can see!

Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve

Last updated: December 21, 2021