Fort Casey Historical State Park on Central Whidbey Island is a 999-acre marine camping park with 10,810 feet of saltwater shoreline on Puget Sound (Admiralty Inlet). It includes Keystone Spit, a 2-mile stretch of land separating Admiralty Inlet and Crocket Lake. Constructed in the late 1800s, Fort Casey was equipped for defense and used as a training facility up to the mid-1940s. The fort houses a pair of rare 10-inch disappearing guns. From the Admiralty Head Lighthouse, with its own interpretive center and gift shop, to the catacomb-like bunkers and batteries, this historic military fort near Coupeville makes for a memorable day trip.
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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