|• Boating (saltwater)|
• Fishing (saltwater)
• Personal Watercraft (saltwater)
• Swimming (saltwater)
• Water Skiing (saltwater)
|• Beach Exploration|
• Bird Watching
• 1 Fire Circle
• 1 Horseshoe pit
• Interpretive Activities
• 1 Volleyball Field
The beach area is good for swimming, but no lifeguards are on-site. On windy days, with appropriate tides, sailboarding is becoming more popular.
A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife website.
Free days at state parks
: Visit Washington state parks for free. The Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park on ten designated free days in 2013.
The 2013 State Parks free days are as follows:
Jan. 21 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 30 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 100th birthday on March 19
April 27 and 28 – National Parks Week
June 1 – National Trails Day
June 8 and 9 – National Get Outdoors Day and Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing weekend
Aug. 4 – Peak season free day
Sept. 28 – National Public Lands Day
Nov. 9 through 11 – Veteran's Day weekend
Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days. For more information, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov
|Date/time||Event description||State Park|
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
|Painting in the Parks – Bay View: Celebrate the centennial of Washington State Parks by painting in the parks. Take a journey through a state park and find artistic inspiration. Then spend the day creating a work in Washington’s great outdoors. Artists may check-in with an event facilitator when they arrive. A full schedule of Painting in the Parks days is available at www.pleinairwashington.com. Presented by the Plein Air Washington Artists. Another Painting in the Parks event is set for nearby Deception Pass State Park on June 1.
Full list of events
at Washington State Parks
The park is on Padilla Bay with a public watercraft launch three blocks from the park. Be advised Padilla Bay is heavily influenced by tidal action. The bay becomes a large mud flat during low tides.
Skagit County Parks provides a boat launch eight miles west of the park, just off Hwy. 20 under the Swinomish Channel. The launch is useable under various tide conditions.
Picnic and Day-use Facilities
The beach shelter capacity is 175 people. It provides a view of Padilla Bay, two large barbecues and ADA access, but no electricity. Rental fees vary depending on size of the group. To make a reservation, visit online
or call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
The park also provides six sheltered and 62 unsheltered picnic tables available first come, first served. No keg beer is permitted on the premises.