Spencer Spit State Park, Lopez Island

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Spencer Spit State Park is a 138acre state-operated, public recreation area located on the east side of Lopez Island in San Juan County, Washington, USA. The park features two sand spits that join to form a briny marsh lagoon. This provides a migratory stop for waterfowl, including Bonaparte's gulls. Other local fauna include great blue herons and kingfishers.Activities and amenitiesThe park has 37 spaces for tent camping and two miles of hiking trails. For boaters, there are eleven mooring buoys on the Cascadia Marine Trail. Other recreational opportunities include swimming, fishing, clamming, diving, and beachcombing.
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  • We biked from the town center south, around the sound, and then walked in when we couldn't bike anymore. The spit itself was mostly shadeless spongy peaty vegetation and driftwood logs, but the view o...  more »
  • We just stopped in for a quick visit. The beach is quite a ways below the parking area, so be prepared for a good hike back up. But it's a lovely place, and quite worth if to walk along at water level...  more »
  • Beautiful sand spit, with salt march bay on north side of beach, and driftwood filled beach on south side of beach.  more »
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  • Very beautiful and quiet place. They have campsites next to the water so plan accordingly if you want those. There are no showers so bring your own portable shower because they have fresh water spigots throughout the camping area. The stars are beautiful and easily visible during clear nights. The raccoons will also make an appearance if you leave food or trash unsealed during the evening hours. Its a good experience that is worth the drive and ferry costs.
  • So beautiful it's a bit of an odd lay out to get to the parking but definitely worth the experience to go down and walk all the way to the end of the spit and see the little enclosure that's out there if you're ever on Lopez definitely go
  • Just a short walk through the woods on a well maintained trail to the beach. Once on the beach you can see harbour seals sunbathing on an island. One of the closest experiences to the wildlife I've experienced outside of a zoo or aquarium exhibit.
  • Beautiful campgrounds that I have enjoyed for several years.
  • Kids everywhere. Super cool place to camp and hang out during the day. The kayak rental place was totally worth every penny, and the gentleman running the place was so nice and knowledgeable about the area! I wish I remembered his name, but you will meet him at some point during your stay.
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