Larrabee State Park

Address

245 Chuckanut Dr.
Bellingham , WA 98227

Hours

Every day Dawn - Dusk

Review

Photo Credit: Jamie Heeringa
Located off scenic Chuckanut Drive near the Whatcom/Skagit County border, Larrabee State Park offers a tidal and wooded wilderness just minutes south of Bellingham. Established in 1915 as Washington's first state park, Larrabee is also one of the largest -- spanning 2,683 acres, from sea level to 1,940 feet elevation, and occupies most of the west side of Chuckanut Mountain.

Visitors to Larrabee may participate in various forms of recreation, including picnicking (67 picnic sites); boating (including a boat launch); fishing, clamming and crabbing (permits required); hiking (9.3 miles of trails); camping (53 standard sites, 8 walk-in and 26 trailer-hookup sites); water skiing and scuba diving. Larrabee also has an amphitheater, large fields and other day-use amenities. However, most people visit Larrabee to explore the beach -- the rocky shoreline is famous for its many tide pools packed with aquatic life.

More adventurous types can hike a few miles up Chuckanut Mountain to Fragrance and Lost Lakes. The route up to these areas boasts three lookout sites featuring sweeping views of the San Juan Islands and Rosario Strait. Camping and fresh-water fishing is allowed at the lakes, but be sure to verify whether campfires are permitted at the time you visit and that anglers are carrying their fishing licenses.
Written By: Ken Brierly
On: 10/16/1998

Directions

To get to Larrabee, take 12th Street south from Old Fairhaven past Fairhaven Middle School and Fairhaven Park. Twelfth Street becomes Chuckanut Drive past Fairhaven Park and follow the road for seven miles. The park is on your right.

Features

Bathrooms | Picnic Area | Picnic Tables | Walking Trails

Map

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