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Birch Bay State Park

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6:30am - dusk
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Birch Bay State Park is free for National Gt Outdoors Day!

Set in a blue cove between Bellingham and Blaine, Birch Bay State Park feels private and secluded without being far from urban life.

Stroll along the rocky beach and take in dramatic views of the North Cascades mountains and Canadian Gulf Islands. Or head upstream on the gurgling Terrell Creek to a rare saltwater and freshwater estuary teeming with birds and wildlife, including great blue herons.

Low tide reveals a wide mudflat with a treasure trove of oysters, clams and other shellfish that can be harvested in season. Bring out the pails, shovels, mud boots and permits, and start digging! If you’d rather be on the water, Birch Bay is known for its excellent crabbing, windsurfing, sailing and paddling.

Staying overnight? The friendly campgrounds, basketball court and amphitheater ensure fun for the whole family. If you’re looking for a side trip, the U.S.- Canada border town of Blaine (and the fascinating Peace Arch State Park) sits only 9 miles north, and the lively university city of Bellingham is located 20 miles south. You can always spend an evening in town and return to the beachy bliss of Birch Bay.
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5105 Helweg Road
Blaine, Washington 98230
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