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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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  • This is a amazing park to stop at even if it is just for a day visit. There's lots of cool hiking trails and majestic views of the Pacific Ocean. Plenty of locations where you can sit out on a rock le...  more »
  • This is a beautiful place to spend the afternoon. I first visited this park in 1980 while attending Western Washington University. It's quiet and peaceful and a good place to relax. Over the years it ...  more »
  • I have biked from home to there and back several times. The park has some nice trails. This is what makes living in Bellingham great!  more »