Celebrate State Parks' birthday with an 'Adventure!'

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Try a fun, new way to explore your state parks with the Geocaching Adventure Lab app!

March 15, 2021

What is an Adventure Lab? 

Adventure Lab is a free location-based digital treasure hunt. It’s fun for all ages and a great activity for social distancing. Designed similar to existing geocaching activities, these Adventures will guide you throughout 10 Washington state parks in Island county as you solve questions using physical features within the landscape.

With this new kind of interactive experience, you can safely discover the world around you while touching only your mobile phone.

Sounds cool! But where do I start?

To begin an Adventure, download the official app for your iPhone or Android phone. From the app, scroll down to the parks listed further down this page. Each park link takes you to a QR code, where you can then use your phone’s native QR code scanner to open the Adventure in the Adventure Lab mobile app.

Signing up is simple. You can create an account for free in a matter of minutes. The app will then guide you through the process of finding clues, solving puzzles and completing Adventures one location at a time.

And yes, you do have to be at an actual park to participate!

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Once you have figured out the answers to all the locations at a given park, you will have completed an Adventure!

What do I win if I complete all 10 Island parks Adventures?

The satisfaction of finishing the game, as well as time spent outside.

These Adventures are a great way for you and your family to experience each participating park. Keep in mind, there is no time limit, and you can come back on another day to finish the experience if your visit is cut short.


The 10 Island County state parks

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Exploring Cama Beach Historical State Park 

Come see the iconic 1930s resort-era cabins and walk the trails to learn more about this park’s history. 

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Exploring Camano Island State Park 

Learn about how the park was built in a day in the 1940s and discover some of its features.

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Exploring Deception Pass in the early 1900s

This Adventure will take you back in time to learn about how this park was established in the early 1900s during one of our country’s toughest eras.

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Exploring the Water’s Edge at Joseph Whidbey State Park 

Learn about the park’s namesake, how people recreate at Joseph Whidbey and explore the shoreline.

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Exploring Ebey’s Landing

Walk the bluff top and discover why people have been drawn to this place for thousands of years.

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Exploring Fort Ebey State Park

Learn about the unique history of this park and its role in Puget Sound’s coastal defense in the early years of World War II.

A large military gun

Exploring Fort Casey Historical State Park

Travel back in time to learn what it was like to be a coastal defense soldier during the World Wars and what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper.

Camp trailers on a shoreline

Exploring Keystone Spit 

Learn about how the spit was formed over time and enjoy a walk near the water.

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Exploring South Whidbey State Park

Explore one of the last remnants of old-growth forest on Whidbey Island.

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Exploring Possession Point State Park Property

Visit the southernmost point on Whidbey Island where you will learn about ecosystems and see views of Puget sound.  

How many of these parks do you plan to visit? 

For the extra adventurous, try visiting all 10 state parks on Whidbey and Camano Islands over the course of a weekend!

Note: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle entry into all Washington state parks. Day passes are $10 and annual passes are $30. Passes can be purchased in a park at either a self-service kiosk or a welcome center. They also can be purchased online.  (Transaction fees may apply.)

March 19 is a free day, in celebration of our birthday. No Discover Pass is required on this day.

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