Larrabee State Park, Bellingham

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Larrabee State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located on Samish Bay, six miles south of the city of Bellingham, Washington. The 2683acre state park offers fishing, boating, and camping as well as mountain trails for hiking and biking. It is managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.HistoryThe park became Washington's first state park after Bellingham businessman Charles Larrabee donated 20 acres of land to the state in 1914. Following Larrabee's death later that year, his widow saw the transfer through to completion and the park was formalized in 1915. Initially called Chuckanut State Park, the park's name was changed to Larrabee in 1923. The Larrabee family donated another 1500 acres in 1937, with neighboring landowners making additional contributions.Activities and amenitiesThe park features a short walk down to a pebble beach with views onto Samish Bay and the San Juan Islands. For longer excursions, there are 13 miles of biking trails and 15 miles of hiking trails. Picnicking, boating, saltwater fishing, sailboarding, and beachcombing are among the other recreational options. Two mountain lakes, Fragrance Lake and Lost Lake, offer freshwater fishing for hikers.
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  • August 4, 2017
    If you are camping, this may be a great place, but if you are just visiting for a few hours, it is a pretty small park so unless you are going to use the beach, I am not sure it is worth the entrance ...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Nice day park or over nite rv/camping. Beautiful place, great for kayaking, picnic, camping. Burlington close by for shopping. Views to die for..full rv hookups at a nice price.  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    We stayed one night here, and wish it could have been longer! Really nice full hookups for trailers (I'm fond of T26), great hikes to the beach and lakes, playground, big field and friendly campground...  more »

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