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Upright Channel State Park
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Upright Channel is a 20-acre, day-use park situated in the beautiful San Juan Islands. The park features walking trails, picnic and beach area. Easy access to tidelands makes for an enjoyable day clamming on the beach. Visitors can enjoy watching the many ferries plying Upright Channel en route to Friday Harbor.

Park hours/updates:

The park is open for day use from 8 a.m. to dusk, May 1 through Sept. 30.
Nature of the Area
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Deer or Elk? Otters? Raccoons? Eagles? Herons? Woodpeckers? Seals

A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
Park Store
Available in the area ? Camping? Gasoline

The nearest grocery store is about two miles from the park in Lopez Village. Fuel and pumpout for boats are available on the west side of Lopez Island in Fishermans Bay at Islands Marine Center.
Camping is available at Odlin County Park and nearby Spencer Spit State Park.
Moorage is available by anchor only. Fuel and pumpout for boats are available on the west side of Lopez Island in Fishermans Bay at Islands Marine Center.

The park features three acres of picnic and beach area, six picnic tables, two steel fire pits and a vault toilet. There is no running water or garbage service at the park. Visitors must pack out what they pack in.
Area Attractions
Trails Water Activities Other? 0.2 mi. Hiking Trails? Boating (saltwater)? Personal Watercraft (saltwater)? Clamming? Beachcombing? Bird Watching? 2 Fire Circles? Wildlife Viewing

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Upright Channel is located about one-quarter mile east of Flat Point on Lopez Island in San Juan County.

From the ferry dock on Lopez Island, drive straight on Ferry Road about two miles. Turn right on Military Road, then take the first right (also Military Road). The park gate is about one-half mile on the right.Boat access: By boat, head west from Anacortes across Rosario Strait. Go through Thatcher Pass, which is between Decatur and Blakely islands. Head north passing between Blakely and Lopez islands. At Upright Head, head south along the west side of Lopez Island until you reach Flat Point.


Washington State Parks