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Gas/propane self-contained camping stoves and portable gas/propane fire pits allowed. No charcoal or wood fires allowed.

A sailboat cruises near the shore of Spencer Spit on a sunny day.
An old cream and brown colored boat is sitting on driftwood logs. On the boat, in cursive, is painted Spencer Spit State Park.
A kayaker paddles in the water and is heading toward a small boat moored nearby.
A blue heron stands on the shoreline on a sunny day. There are picnic tables on a knoll in the distance.
Three multicolored tents are nestled into a campsite surrounded by trees

Spencer Spit State Park

521 A. Bakerview Road, Lopez Island, WA 98261

This unique park features a rare sand spit enclosed by a saltwater lagoon and is located on Lopez Island. Camp at large, private campsites, open beachside sites or one of the group camps. Enjoy water activities including kayaking, paddle boarding, crabbing, clamming and fishing.

Rules

  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires Allowed in Designated Areas
  • Horses not Allowed

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.

Visitors may enter the campground until 10 p.m.

Activities

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Beach Exploration

First Day Hike Events

Winter Camping

Biking

Bird Watching

Boating

Camping

Crabbing

Fishing

Hiking, Walking, Rolling and Running

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Kayaking

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Paddleboarding

Scuba Diving

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Shellfishing

Swimming

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Windsurfing

Amenities

Accessible Campsites

Accessible Restrooms

Drinking Water

Fire Pit

Park Ranger Station

Recycling

Restrooms

Trash Service

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Firewood

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Buoys

Moorage

Grill

Picnic Shelters

Picnic Tables

Parking

Trailer Dump

Playgrounds

Concessions

Interpretive Opportunities

Hiking Trails

Park features

Forest

Island

Ocean Beach

Saltwater

Sandy Beach

Viewpoint

Wildlife Viewing

Rules

  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Fires Allowed in Designated Areas
  • Horses not Allowed

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.

Visitors may enter the campground until 10 p.m.

Map & visitor guide

48.53689194, -122.8603439

Picnic and day use

Three picnic shelters without electricity are available. One shelter is reservable and has four picnic tables, a barbecue grill, fire pit and water spigot. The other two picnic shelters have two picnic tables each and are available first-come, first-served.

Camping

There are 37 standard reservable campsites and sixteen hiker/biker sites that are available first-come, first-served.  Three first come, first served Cascadia Marine Trail sites are available if you arrive by wind- or human-powered watercraft.

A dump station and two restrooms are located nearby, but there are no showers or hook ups. Most of the campsites are large and private. A composting toilet is located near the beach campsites.  

Group Camp

There are two group camps.

G-1 is reservable and has three walk-in sites, one of which is an Adirondack shelter with eight bunks. It can accommodate up to 24 people and 3 vehicles.

G-3 is reservable and has a kitchen shelter with electrical outlet, water spigot, three picnic tables, a pedestal barbecue and fire pit. It can accommodate up to 24 people, a trailer, six tents and five vehicles.

Boating

Eleven moorage buoys are available, eight on the north side of the spit and three on the south side. Moorage fees are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats, and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m. 

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Moorage is located at latitude: 48º 32' 23" N (48.5397) and longitude: 122º 51' 15.84" W (-122.8544).

Water activities

You can rent sea kayaks, stand up paddle boards and safety gear from Outdoor Adventure Center's rental shack located on the beach. They also offer bicycle and helmet rentals and run adventure tours. If you're new to kayaking or don't feel confident on the water, sign up for a skills class where you can learn the basics and how to stay safe.

Rentals are available daily May through Labor Day and on weekends in September. View prices and sign up online

Hiking

Take in lovely water views and spot local wildlife on two miles of flat trails that run around the edge of the park, along the lagoon and down the spit. 

Interpretive activities

Between July 5 and Labor Day, kids can take part in fun and educational Junior Ranger interpretive programs.