While we explored the Cascades and Olympic Peninsula, we parked the RV at a central location. We still did a lot of driving but we could return to North Whidbey most nights. Each morning we started out in a new direction.
We stayed at North Whidbey RV Park for a week and it was a nice place to stay. Of course, we were mostly there just to sleep! The park was quiet at night except for the very first night when fighter jets from the nearby air base were qualifying for night landing. When a jet flew over, we could forget about hearing the television or each other! Those jets are LOUD! I found the base website where they thoughtfully provided a flight training schedule. Keeping communications open with the community improves the relationship, I’m sure. Fortunately they only flew one night.
North Whidbey is a nice RV Park with level back-in sites. The sites are very close together, but there was a “backyard” gazebo and extra-large fire pit. The gazebo held the nicest fish cleaning station I have ever seen.
North Whidbey has some amenities. The laundry room was clean and only $1 per load. A playground was a colorful focal spot. The wifi worked very well. I enjoyed the quirky humor around the park, such as the deer on the tree and the flower box carefully labeled “flower box.”
The biggest plus for North Whidbey RV Park is its location. We could walk to Deception Pass State Park and the beach. Seattle was an hour away. Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve was only 45 minutes. The Washington State Ferry to Port Townsend was a half hour. And we could drive to the mainland – which we appreciated after months on the more isolated San Juan Island. Groceries, bank, and post office were all 10 minutes away in Oak Harbor.
North Whidbey RV Park is a good place to stay if you are visiting northwest Washington. It is generally quiet (Tom says the jets are a feature) and conveniently located to four national park sites.