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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Public invited to help improve trails at Larrabee State Park

First workshop scheduled for March 13

OLYMPIA – Feb. 26, 2019 – Washington State Parks is launching a planning process to improve the trail system at Larrabee State Park and invites the public to give input at the first of a series of three workshops. 

The first workshop is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Squalicum Boathouse in Zuanich Point Park, 2600 Harbor Loop, Bellingham. (Driving directions.)

“We want to hear from hikers, walkers, mountain-bikers, equestrians, trail runners and anyone else interested in an even better trail system at Larrabee State Park,” said Randy Kline, Statewide Trail Coordinator for Washington State Parks.

In this first workshop, the public will be asked to provide their suggestions and observations on trail use at  the park. This information will be used by State Parks to work with local trail-based recreation organizations on developing the trail system. Ultimately, the trail plan will identify and address:

  • Current recreational trail uses
  • Trail system mapping
  • Relationship to other nearby trail systems
  • Cooperative interaction between user groups

In 2016, Larrabee State Park went through a comprehensive management planning process that identified trail planning as an important need. Larrabee State Park is a popular destination for trail-based recreation.

Future public meetings and workshops will be held to review trail alternatives and provide input on the preliminary recommendations.   

For more information about the trail system planning at Larrabee State Park and to provide comments, contact Randy Kline, Statewide Trail Coordinator, at or (360) 902-8632. The public can also view planning documents and submit comments online at:

About Larrabee State Park
Larrabee is a 2,748-acre camping park with 8,100 feet of saltwater shoreline on Samish Bay and 18 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. Other park features include a popular amphitheater, watercraft launch, picnic shelters and freshwater and saltwater fishing. Larrabee was the first official state park in Washington. For more information, visit:

News media contacts:
Randy Kline, Statewide Trail Coordinator, (360) 902-8632
Toni Droscher, Communications Office, (360) 9020-8604


About Washington State Parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages more than 100 state parks and properties totaling approximately 120,000 acres. The Commission provides a variety of recreation opportunities for citizens and provides stewardship protection for a diverse array of natural, cultural and historic resources. State Parks’ statewide programs include long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation.

 News release number: 19-008

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