Birch Bay State Park, Birch Bay

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Birch Bay State Park is a 194acre Washington state park located south of Blaine in Whatcom County. The park has of saltwater shoreline on Birch Bay and of freshwater shoreline along Terrell Creek. Recreational opportunities include camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking, crabbing, clamming, and boating.
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  • It may have been drizzling a bit but wouldn't have missed it. Beautiful place to walk and enjoy the day.  more »
  • This campground is very nice. Only 38 sites open in fall season but if you are early enough it wasn’t a problem, when it got to full capacity they opened a additional area for single night stays. The ...  more »
  • Among the tall cedars, the tent was shaded on warm days. The restrooms were easy to access, other campers were quiet and friendly, all pets were on leashes, and it was quiet except for the sound of ki...  more »
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  • I was here for about 8 days early November and loved it. I had a tent site looking over the water and it was such a peaceful stay. The shower area was cleaned daily and there is a convenience store on the way in for any last minute items. Ferndale is about 20 to 30 minutes away with major stores if needed. I see someone complained about the Rangers and a Pass but the Rangers were no bother to me. I paid my daily fee and that was it. Nice and quiet too. Campsites had a decent amount of space between each one. I didn't want to leave but I had to get to Yosemite. I would stay here again and again.
  • Nice place. Well taken care of. If you visit this park during the winter, good luck finding a garbage can. If you don't have a Pass, you will get a ticket. The Rangers are like that. A little over the top.
  • Loves my time there. I was sick when we got to go, but it was still quite a lot of fun. The town is not far away and you can drive in if you need anything, the bathrooms are considerably more than a hole in the ground. There are even showers for $ .50. I was very pleased to find this out. Also, you could hear owls in the night and I saw several black squirrels.... I had never seen a black squirrel before. The beach is very rocky, but if you know that and aren't expecting super soft sands, you can still have a lot of fun. We found a couple tidal pools an watch hermit crabs fight over new shells to live in, and rescued a couple of jellyfish that had beaches themselves. On another note, it is best if you have a discover pass when you go, it will grand you free parking at the beach.
  • We did the little half mile forest walk here and it was really pleasant. Very clean. Not a lot of people. The interpretive signs must be about 30 years out of date (they tell you to look at nearby trees that aren't even there anymore) but still entertaining. We walked through the campsites and they looked nice, but there was some kind of sewage smell in a few places and we couldn't figure out where it was coming from. It was pretty foul. I wouldn't want to stay there if that is a regular thing. Maybe something was backed up that day.
  • Lovely camping area with running water and bathrooms with showers. Optional power hookups. Very quiet, with good tree coverage. Cool in summer and lots of shade from sun. Nearby beach where you can dig for clams. Close to small town and stores. Paved road around camp where kids can ride bikes. A family favorite for me.

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