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Spencer Spit State Park

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Features

  1. Beach Exploration
  2. Biking
  3. Bird Watching
  4. Boating (Saltwater)
  5. Camping - reservable
  6. Clamming
  7. Crabbing
  8. Diving
  9. Fire Circles
  10. Fishing
  11. Hiking Trails
  12. Interpretive Opportunities
  13. Kayaking
  14. Kitchen Shelter
  15. Moorage
  16. Picnic Tables
  17. Swimming (Saltwater)
  18. Wildlife Viewing

Environmental Features


Spencer Spit is an example of a sandspit enclosing a saltchuck lagoon. The spit was formed over a long period of time by the action of wind and tide. The spit is constantly changing. Eventually, it could fill with sediment and lose all its water.

The stone cellar of the old Spencer house can be seen near the spit. A replica of the original log cabin built by the Spencers for guests is out on the tip of the spit.

Plant Life


  • Alder
  • Apple
  • Berries
  • Cedar
  • Cherry
  • Douglas Fir
  • Eel Grass
  • Ferns
  • Foxglove
  • Hemlock
  • Maple
  • Moss or lichens
  • Rose
  • Seaweed
  • Thistle
  • Yew

Wildlife


Birds


  • Crows or ravens
  • Ducks
  • Eagles
  • Geese
  • Gulls
  • Hawks
  • Herons
  • Hummingbirds
  • Ospreys
  • Owls
  • Woodpeckers
  • Wrens

Fish & Sea Life


  • Clams
  • Cod
  • Crabs
  • Perch
  • Salmon
  • Sea birds
  • Seals
  • Shark
  • Shellfish

Mammals


  • Chipmunks
  • Deer or elk
  • Otters
  • Rabbits
  • Raccoons
  • Squirrels
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