|• 15 mi. Hiking Trails|
• 13 mi. Bike Trails
|• Fishing (freshwater)|
• Boating (saltwater)
• 1 boat ramp (saltwater)
• Fishing (saltwater)
|• 1 Amphitheater|
• Beach Exploration
• Bird Watching
• 1 Fire Circle
• Interpretive Activities
• Mountain Biking
• Wildlife Viewing
Visitors may enjoy fishing on Fragrance Lake and Lost Lake on Chuckanut Mountain, accessible by hiking trails. 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.
The old roadbed of the Mount Vernon-to-Bellingham Interurban Railway runs parallel to Hwy. 11, north through the park and on to Bellingham.
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|
|Lost Lake 50K: The fifth annual Lost Lake 50K returns to Larrabee State Park. With a 8,200-foot elevation gain, the challenging and scenic course takes runners past Fragrance and Lost lakes to views of the San Juan Islands, Skagit Valley farmlands, Bellingham, the Canadian mountains, Mount Baker and the North Cascades. There is a 10-hour time limit for race completion. Registration and fee required for participation. Presented by the Skagit Runners. For more information or to register, visit www.skagitrunners.org.
|100 Geocaches in 100 Parks to Celebrate 100 Years!: To celebrate the 100th year of Washington State Parks, 100 geocaches will be available in state parks across Washington. This geotour kickoff event begins in the south kitchen shelter of Larrabee State Park. Participants are invited to partake in celebratory snacks, followed by a fun-filled geocache treasure hunt. Discover Pass not required for vehicle access to this event.
To find geocaches in Washington state parks, visit www.geocaching.com (free registration required for participation).
Please note: June 9 is a State Parks free day. A Discover Pass is not required for vehicle access to Washington state parks on free days.
|Larrabee, kitchen shelter|
|July 12 and 13
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
|Painting in the Parks – Larrabee: 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. On July 12 and 13, participants are welcome to paint at Larrabee and Birch Bay state parks. A full schedule of Painting in the Parks days is available at www.pleinairwashington.com. Presented by the Plein Air Washington Artists.
||Chuckanut Mountain 12K & 30K: The final race in the Bellingham Trail Running Series, racers will transverse the trails of Larrabee State Park. The course takes runners around Fragrance Lake and up Chuckanut Mountain to Cyrus Overlook. A special challenge is offered to those in the 30K race: Complete the course in less than 2 hours and 15 minutes to win a prize of $150. Day of race registration is available. Registration and fee required for participation. Participants are suggested to carpool as parking is limited. Presented by the Bellingham Trail Running Club. For more information or to register, visit www.bellinghamtrail.com.
||Larrabee, south day-use area|
||Mountains to Sea at Larrabee: For a second year in a row, discover the rich natural resources and recreational opportunities at Larrabee State Park. More information will be available closer to the event. The Discover Pass is not required for vehicle access to this event.
Please note: Aug. 4 is a State Parks free day. A Discover Pass is not required for vehicle access to Washington state parks on free days.
Full list of events
at Washington State Parks
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 trailer dumping permit for $10 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.
Picnic and Day-use Facilities
Two picnic shelters are reservable by visiting online
or calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. One shelter has a sink, each has electrical outlets, barbecue grill and eight covered picnic tables. The shelters accommodate 50 to 100 people. In addition to the picnic shelters, the park provides 45 unsheltered picnic tables available first come, first served.