Keystone Spit (Fort Casey)

Category Overview

State Parks grants help preserve and develop our state’s best outdoor recreation areas by funding new campgrounds and amenities to increase the capacity of our parks, creating new parks, improving park resources, and protecting historical areas. These grants help our state continue to develop our world-class parks system to share our cultural heritage and natural treasures with all of its visitors.

Project Highlights

This agreement involves the purchase of land including the balance of waterfront land originally purchased on the spit in 1987 from the National Park Service via a land exchange. The balance of the property running east along Admiralty Bay is privately owned — these parcels would be highly desirable addition to the state owned beach front and would give State Parks a continuous saltwater beach along Admiralty Bay.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: State Parks Category: State Parks WWRP Grant: 315.14 Applicant Match: 0 Project Type: Acquisition County: Island Legislative District: 10 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # 91-807

Location Details

Keystone Spit is located adjacent to Fort Casey State Park and the Keystone Ferry on Whidbey Island. Located three miles south of Coupeville, Wash., on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. From I-5 north: Take the Anacortes/Whidbey Island exit (#230), and drive to the Whidbey Island turnoff. From there, proceed south on Hwy. 20 to Coupeville. The park is just past the Camp Casey barracks on the right. From the Mukilteo Ferry terminal at Clinton: Take Hwy. 525 following signs to the Keystone Ferry terminal. Pass the Keystone Ferry parking lot, and take first entrance to the left. From the south: Follow signs to the Keystone Ferry terminal. Pass ferry parking lot, and take first entrance to the left.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.