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 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 »
  • Breath taking views. The park staff are wonderful. They offer sea kayaking. I took the sunset tour. Dan and Lucka were great and extremely kind.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • As far as camp sites go it's a bit if work to get to some of the sites here but it's very nice. The entire island chain is worth the effort.
  • Awesome views, with great fire pits along the beach, just a fun place for the whole family.
  • Nice spit/beach. Good place to rent a kyak and pale around. We saw seals around nearby rock islands!
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