Larrabee State Park is a 2,683-acre camping park with 8,100 feet of saltwater shoreline on Samish Bay near Bellingham in northwest Washington. The park features two freshwater lakes, coves and tidelands. Sunsets are gorgeous. A variety of non-motorized, multiple-use trails wind through the park. In October 1915, the Larrabee family donated 20 acres of land to the state to be made into a park. Officially named in honor of Charles Xavier Larrabee in 1923, the area became Washington’s first state park.

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Larrabee: Views from Summit to Sea

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September 21, 2019

This is one of my favorite state parks and just getting here is part of the fun. Larrabee is accessed via Chuckanut Drive, a scenic byway, where the Cascade Mountains meet the Salish Sea. Each time I visit, I find a new nook with views of Samish Bay and the SanJuans.

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