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Birch Bay State Park, Birch Bay

(4.2/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Love his park and the beach. Just a 20-25 minute drive from Bellingham. Bring that lawn chair, grab that hamper of chicken & potato salad and plan on a restful respite at the beach. Camp under beautif...  more »
  • Great, old state park. Diverse with more than a mile of easily accessible beach and uplands forest. About 150 camping spots, a few with filtered water views. Nice quiet camping, if a little pricey (th...  more »
  • Great spot for a walk and sunset view, even in February! It was a bit windy and cold while we were there, but there were a lot of people out. Best when the tide is out!  more »
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  • It was a nice enough campground, but overpriced. They didn't tell us that different camp spots were priced differently, they just put us in a $35 a night spot (others are $25 a night). Then everything is an additional fee. Fee to use the showers. Fee to use the RV dump. The beach was nice, nothing special. No cool rock formations or inlets. Lots of seagulls and some storks which were fun to watch. Lots of seashells. What we loved about this area is that the sunsets here are always gorgeous.
  • Wonderful State Park, beautiful views and lots to do! There are campgrounds available to rent, as well as local shops to eat at. There are also condos to rent nearby. With a WA state WDFW license you can go fishing or crabbing. There are also clams and oysters there. I would absolutely recommend to stop by. Bear in mind it requires either a daily discovery pass ($10) or a yearly one ($30).
  • Overall it's a fine place to camp. Probably better for rvs than tents. Expensive $25 a night for a primitive site. Traveling from Colorado to here we've paid about $14 to $24 and most places on the higher end included flushing toilets, showers, electric and a water pump at the site. Disorganized campsite, we arrived late and you can't tell which sites are reserved and which are available. They don't label any of the spots so as we were setting up, a ranger came and told us the spot was reserved. She was very nice and told us there were a couple extra spots. She assigned us one and when we drove down there, there were already people in our newly assigned spot that we had paid for. We took an open spot she had mentioned and got an attention notice on our truck the next morning. I'm sure this could be avoided by booking in advance. Arriving at night the place feels scary as there were drunks stumbling around but during the day it's a pretty nice campsite that hosts mostly families with children or couples. Pros Lots of sites Close to the ocean Flushing toilets Showers Flat spots Good for families Cons: It's very crowded and spots are pretty small Ground is so hard you can't stake a tent Expensive Disorganized
  • Camped here and it was great. I just wish there was more room! It was nice accommodations though and would definitely do it again.
  • Annual good times with the family. Clean beautiful facilities. Perfect venue. Peaceful. Lovely campsites