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

September 20, 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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