Burn Ban - Level 1

Fires allowed in all designated fire pits and grills. Propane and gas grills allowed.

Part of the Park is Closed

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The upper gate on Cleator Road is closed due to inclement weather. 

General

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Vegetation has been cleared in parts of the campground and we are in the process of restoring native plants. Please be aware that these areas will look different and may have reduced privacy.

People watching the sunset on the sandy beach by the water
The amphitheatre in spring on a sunny day
A family clamming at low tide
Picnic table shelters on a sunny day with green grass
Person taking photo's of the beach

Larrabee State Park

245 Chuckanut Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229

Set on the seaward side of Chuckanut Mountain near Bellingham, Larrabee State Park is known for its postcard views of Samish Bay and the San Juan Islands. Come enjoy this 2,748-acre camping park and explore 8,100 feet of saltwater shoreline. It's no wonder that this iconic outdoor locale was established as Washington's first state park.

Rules

  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires Allowed in Designated Areas
  • Horses Allowed

ADA amenities and facilities

Larrabee State Park has two ADA campsites (sites 50 and T14) that are reserveable online. The restrooms in the campground include ADA shower and restroom stalls. Please note: There is no ADA beach access within Larrabee State Park.

Prepare for noise: Railroad tracks and Hwy. 11 bisect park

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and Amtrak actively use the Burlington Northern railroad track that runs through the park. There are up to 16 trains that pass through the area during the day and night. The track runs through the park and bisects the main day-use and camping area. The noisiest areas are sites 42-49, group camp (G1) and walk-in sites W1-W8.

Additionally, Highway 11/Chuckanut Drive passes through the park on the east side of the campground.

It is advised to bring earplugs if you are sensitive to noise.

Boating, fishing and shellfish harvesting

There is a $7 daily watercraft launching fee that can be purchased at the boat launch self-register pay station or at the Welcome Booth. Annual permits may be purchased online, and in the park office at the Lost Lake parking lot when staff is available or when the Welcome Booth. The Welcome Booth is open May 15-Sept. 15 and its hours are posted on the outside of the building at the park entrance.

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 and Wildlife.

A Discover Pass is also required to access the boat launch and beach area. Daily or annual passes can be purchased online, at the self-serve pay stations, at automated pay stations in the park (located near the amphitheater and at the Lost Lake parking lot) or when staff is available. 

Larrabee offers a boat launch that is available for use at high tide, but might be inaccessible to launching and retrieving watercraft at low-tide cycles. Wildcat Cove is shallow therefore it is advised to check the tide chart before launching your boat. Additional boating information can be found on the Boating Program

Parking is limited. There is no water or flushing restroom. A pit toilet is available for use. 
 

Activities

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Beach Exploration

First Day Hike Events

Winter Camping

Biking

Bird Watching

Boating

Camping

Crabbing

Fishing

Geocaching

Hiking, Walking, Rolling and Running

Horseback Riding

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Kayaking

Metal Detecting

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Paddleboarding

Scuba Diving

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Shellfishing

Swimming

Amenities

Accessible Campsites

Automated Pay Station

Accessible Restrooms

Drinking Water

Fire Pit

Park Ranger Station

Recycling

Restrooms

Showers

Trash Service

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Firewood

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Boat Ramp

Grill

Kitchen Shelter

Picnic Shelters

Picnic Tables

Sink

Accessible Parking

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Trailer Dump

Playgrounds

Amphitheater

Concessions

Interpretive Opportunities

Bike Trails

Equestrian Trails

Hiking Trails

Park features

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Creek

Field

Forest

Freshwater

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Lake

Meadow

Mountain View

River

Rocky Beach

Saltwater

Sandy Beach

Seasonal Wildflowers

Viewpoint

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Waterfall

Wetland

Wildlife Viewing

Rules

  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires Allowed in Designated Areas
  • Horses Allowed

ADA amenities and facilities

Larrabee State Park has two ADA campsites (sites 50 and T14) that are reserveable online. The restrooms in the campground include ADA shower and restroom stalls. Please note: There is no ADA beach access within Larrabee State Park.

Prepare for noise: Railroad tracks and Hwy. 11 bisect park

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and Amtrak actively use the Burlington Northern railroad track that runs through the park. There are up to 16 trains that pass through the area during the day and night. The track runs through the park and bisects the main day-use and camping area. The noisiest areas are sites 42-49, group camp (G1) and walk-in sites W1-W8.

Additionally, Highway 11/Chuckanut Drive passes through the park on the east side of the campground.

It is advised to bring earplugs if you are sensitive to noise.

Boating, fishing and shellfish harvesting

There is a $7 daily watercraft launching fee that can be purchased at the boat launch self-register pay station or at the Welcome Booth. Annual permits may be purchased online, and in the park office at the Lost Lake parking lot when staff is available or when the Welcome Booth. The Welcome Booth is open May 15-Sept. 15 and its hours are posted on the outside of the building at the park entrance.

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 and Wildlife.

A Discover Pass is also required to access the boat launch and beach area. Daily or annual passes can be purchased online, at the self-serve pay stations, at automated pay stations in the park (located near the amphitheater and at the Lost Lake parking lot) or when staff is available. 

Larrabee offers a boat launch that is available for use at high tide, but might be inaccessible to launching and retrieving watercraft at low-tide cycles. Wildcat Cove is shallow therefore it is advised to check the tide chart before launching your boat. Additional boating information can be found on the Boating Program

Parking is limited. There is no water or flushing restroom. A pit toilet is available for use. 
 

Map & visitor guide

48.66117859, -122.4684906

Camping

Larrabee State park has 51 standard tent sites, 26 utility sites, eight primitive sites, one dump station and six showers. Check-in time is 2:30 p.m. and check-out time is 1 p.m.

Campsites are reservable up to nine months in advance for arrival dates from May 15 to Sept. 15. Reservations can be made online, by calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688. For fee information, check out our camping rates page.

Camping from Sept. 16 to May 14 is first come, first served. Note that water in the park may be shut off during these months for winterization. The park is typically winterized by late November and de-winterized by late March. There is a winter water supply at the main campground restroom. For more information see the Winter Schedule.

Water activities and beach access

Enjoy the waters Puget Sound and Samish Bay during your visit. Water activities include boating, clamming, crabbing, and diving and fishing in fresh and salt water. For more information about these activities, please see the "Boating, Fishing & Shellfish Harvesting" section under "Rules and Safety".

Trails

Larrabee has 18 miles of trails to explore. Check out 1.5 miles of bike-only trails, 2.7 miles of hiking-only trails, and 13.8 miles of multi-use trails for biking, hiking and horseback riding.

Picnic and day use facilities 

Two picnic shelters (S1 and S2) are reservable online or by calling (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.

The south shelter (S1) can accommodate 100 people. The north shelter (S2) can accommodate 50 people. Both shelters have sinks, electrical outlets and a barbecue grill.

Additionally, the park provides 45 unsheltered picnic tables that are available first come, first served.

Larrabee also has an amphitheater that is available for use on a first come, first served basis. Park staff ask that you contact them for any planned use.

Other activities and features

There is so much to see at Larrabee State Park! Larrabee is the perfect spot for beach exploration, bird watching, fire circles, metal detecting, mountain biking, sailboarding and wildlife viewing.