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Birch Bay State Park

Birch Bay, WA
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So close and yet so far...

Our friends always brag about what great parks Canada has (and I have to agree) but Birch Bay State... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynden, Washington
Great campground, close to sights!

This was our first time camping at Birch Bay. The campground itself is lovely; lots of old growth... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Edmonds, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our friends always brag about what great parks Canada has (and I have to agree) but Birch Bay State park in the states is right up there with the best. We reserved two campsites over the 4th of July weekend and it was great. Facilities...More

Thank Apearsa
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This was our first time camping at Birch Bay. The campground itself is lovely; lots of old growth trees, very large campsites, and decently spaced from each other. Not tons of privacy, but I wouldn't have expected much on Memorial Day weekend! The campground was...More

Thank tlawish
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I went there today and saw a unicorn. I can't believe it. Go and see. You won't beleive it. They are very friendly.

2  Thank Printing P
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

This area is extremely beautiful. If you enjoy the ocean and beach you will love this quaint park and beach area. Very close by is Birch Bay which offers up restaurants, pubs, souvenir shops and also ice cream shops. Love this area. Enjoy your stay

Thank Brent F
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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 beautiful trees in the park.

Thank Martha1105
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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 (thanks Washington state). One short but fun trail.

Thank JohnK14
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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!

1  Thank Soccer24
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I had seen the exit sign on the freeway all these years and never thought of coming over to check it out . Last week we made a quick visit just before sunset and I was stunned with the views alone ! We definitely have...More

Thank Skwiki
Reviewed 25 October 2016

On a good day, you can see all the way to Mt. Baker! Lovely park and really nice views. Beach strolls as well as park walks/hikes possible. Very pleasant the beginning of October and not crowded on weekday.

Thank Ginny B
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Very pretty and a nice place to walk on on a sunny day. Sunsets are amazing! Can be very chilly windy and wet at times so it is nice to have a place with a fireplace.

Thank Ericka L
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28 June 2017|
Response from JohnK14 | Reviewed this property |
Generally: Yes in season with a license, which can be purchased nearby. Right now is not crab season and clamming is in temporary hiatus due to red tide.
Kate J
24 May 2017|
Response from Christine H |
Yes, there is what they call "extra vehicle parking". It may not be close to your campsite per se and will run you $10 still, but it exists!
Jonathan V
18 May 2017|
Response from Christine H |
Yes, right outside of the park gates is the Beachwood general grocery store. Prices are $$-$$$ for most items, but firewood is the standard rate there.