Larrabee State Park

Larrabee State Park is a 2,683-acre camping park with 8,100-feet of saltwater shoreline on Samish Bay near Bellingham in northwest Washington. The park features two freshwater lakes, coves, and tidelands. Sunsets are gorgeous. A variety of non-motorized, multiple-use trails wind through the park.
Automated pay station: This park is equipped with an automated pay station for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass.

Access to Clayton beach via private property owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe must be discontinued because of inadequate sight lines for pedestrians to see on-coming trains when crossing the rails to access the beach area.
Shellfish harvesting is closed until further notice.  

  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps

ADA Amenities/Facilities
  • Campground
  • Restroom
  • Hiking trail
Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
Two picnic shelters are reservable by visiting online or calling 888-CAMPOUT (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.

  • 13 miles of biking trails
  • 15 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
  • Boating
  • Boat ramp
  • Clamming
  • Crabbing
  • Diving
  • Freshwater fishing
  • Saltwater fishing
Other Activities & Features
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Fire circle
  • Mountain biking
  • Sailboarding
  • Wildlife viewing
Interpretive Opportunities
The Surfrider Foundation plays host to interpretive programs from June - September at a booth near the south day use area.  Volunteers will be in the park on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and can give informational hikes to Fragrance Lake or the Tide Pools upon request. Saturday night programs are at the Elephant Shelter at 7:00PM- see calendar for more information.
Additional Information
  • 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 and Wildlife.
  • The old roadbed of the Mount Vernon-to-Bellingham Interurban Railway runs parallel to SR 11, north through the park and on to Bellingham.