LARRABEE STATE PARK
LARRABEE STATE PARK
245 Chuckanut Drive
Bellingham, Washington 98229
Larrabee State Park
© Daniel Ewert c 2008
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. The area is known for Chuckanut sandstone. The park has tide pools to explore on Chuckanut Bay and Samish Bay. Two freshwater lakes add beauty to the forested terrain.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk.Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.
Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk. Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk.
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Bobcats? Chipmunks? Coyotes? Deer or Elk? Foxes? Otters? Rabbits? Raccoons? Skunks? Squirrels? Weasels? Chukars? Crows or Ravens? Doves or Pigeons? Ducks? Eagles? Geese? Grouse? Gulls? Hawks? Herons? Hummingbirds? Jays? Ospreys? Owls? Pheasants? Quail? Woodpeckers? Clams? Crabs? Octopuses? Sea Birds? Sea Cucumbers? Shellfish? Shrimp? Starfish? Whales? Bass? Perch? Salmon? Steelhead? Trout? Walleye
Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life
The park is primarily forested with coniferous trees and dense woodland vegetation. It has marshlands, wetlands, streams, lakes and Chuckanut Mountain. The area is known for chuckanut sandstone.
? Cedar? Douglas Fir? Hemlock? Yew? Alder? Apple? Ash? Birch? Cherry? Maple? Daisy? Rhododendron? Berries? Eel Grass? Ferns? Moss or Lichens? Seaweed? Thistle
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.
The park has 51 standard tent sites, 26 utilitysites, eight primitive sites, one dump station and eight showers (all ADA). Utility spaces have sewer, power and water. Maximum site length is 60 feet (may have limited availability). A working train track runs through the park and west of the campground. Campers are advised to check in at the registration booth upon arrival. To reserve a campsite, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
A group camp with tent camping for a maximum of 40 people is reservable by calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. There is a small picnic shelter with picnic tables and a fire ring. Parking is limited. No RVs permitted.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.Length of stay: You may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park during the summer; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31.
On high-tide boat launch is available but may be inaccessible to launching and retrieving watercraft at low-tide cycles.
A daily watercraft launching permit and a trailer dumping permit is available at the park. Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.