Larrabee State Park RV & Campground Guide


Created in 1923, Larrabee State Park is Washington’s first state park! Today, it is a 2,748-acre camping park with many activities and amenities available. If you love water sports, this is the perfect park for you. With 8,100 feet of saltwater shoreline along Samish Bay, the park also has two freshwater lakes, coves and tidelands. Visitors can enjoy water activities such as clamming, crabbing, fishing and boating, and on land, biking, horseback riding and hiking on 18 miles of combined trails. Plus, the postcard-worthy views of the San Juan Islands and Samish Bay are one of a kind and a must-see. Thinking of a trip to the Pacific Northwest? Keep reading to find out what else makes Larrabee State Park unique and worth a visit!    

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RV Resorts & Campsites in Larrabee State Park

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Larrabee State Park is known as a camping park, with tent sites, over 25 RV sites and much more. With convenient amenities and a great location right inside the park, you can enjoy nature fun all day long and have quick access to your RV! These popular campsites fill up quickly, but there are several other private campgrounds in the area. Here are some worth checking out:

Friday Creek Campground

Friday Creek Campground is a small, quiet campground located just a little over 30 minutes from Larrabee State Park. All sites are wooded, offering privacy and beautiful, natural surroundings. The campground is open from May through October each year.  

Water hookup: yes

Electrical hookup: yes

Sewer hookup: no

Wifi: yes

Pet-friendly: yes

Other amenities: clubhouse, general store, basketball court, trails, horseshoes, restroom and shower facilities, picnic and BBQ area

Burlington/Anacortes KOA

Just about a half-hour from the state park, Burlington/Anacortes KOA is located nearby many local activities sites, and is a family-friendly campground. There is so much to do right onsite at the campground, you may not want to leave!

Water hookup: yes

Electrical hookup: yes

Sewer hookup: yes

Wifi: yes

Pet-friendly: yes

Other amenities: pool, mini golf, dog park, hot tub/sauna, firewood, propane, bike rentals, recreation hall, planned activities, security gated property

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What to Do at
Larrabee State Park

Inside Larrabee State Park

With all the beauty the Pacific Northwest has to offer, the sights alone will keep you busy within Larrabee State Park! But if that’s not enough, you can take to the lake for crabbing or boating, enjoy wildlife viewing or stunning views of Samish Bay and the San Juan Islands, take a hike or bike ride and much more. Here are some of the most popular things to do inside the park:

Trails – There are 18 miles of combined trails within Larrabee State Park, 13.8 miles of which are multi-use for hiking, bike riding and horseback riding, 1.5 miles are for biking only and 2.7 are for hiking only. Along the trails, there are plenty of beautiful natural sites to take in, along with wildlife viewing and birdwatching! The park and some trails also offer postcard-worthy views of Samish Bay and the San Juan Islands.

Water Activities – With saltwater shoreline, two freshwater lakes (Fragrance and Lost Lakes), coves and tide pools on Chuckanut and Samish Bays, there is no shortage of water fun inside the state park. Visitors can enjoy trout fishing on the lakes, exploring the beach on the shoreline, boating, crabbing, clamming, diving and more.

Train-Spotting –. One of the most unique activities within the state park is train-spotting. The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and Amtrak run trains on the Burlington Northern track by the beach – up to 16 times a day, even at night! Train buffs and children alike will love catching a train driving by while enjoying the park.

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How to Get to
Larrabee State Park

Larrabee State Park is located on Chuckanut Road in Bellingham, WA. For more information, click here

Entering Larrabee State Park


A Discover Pass is necessary for a vehicle to access to Washington State Parks, including Larrabee State Park.

Larrabee State Park Annual Pass : $30.0

Transferable between two vehicles

Larrabee State Park One day : $10.0

We can’t wait to hear all about your adventures at Larrabee State Park – whether you’ll be boating on the lake, exploring the tide pools, wildlife viewing or enjoying a long hike with scenic views. When you post your fun vacation photos on social media, don’t forget to tag us, or shoot us a photo and some details at [email protected]. We may just feature your story on our blog or social media channels. Happy camping!

Frequently Asked Questions About Larrabee State Park

Are there designated RV camping spots in Larrabee State Park?

Larrabee State Park features 85 campsites, and 26 of them are designated RV campsites with full hookups. The RV sites are large enough for RVs up to 60 feet long.

What is the climate of Larrabee State Park?

Larrabee State Park has a mild climate throughout the entire year. The temperatures usually hover around 40 degrees during winter and between 60 and 70 during summer. The park has significant rainfall between October and March.

What is the best time of year to visit Larrabee State Park?

The best time to visit Larrabee State Park for outdoor recreation is during the summer. The summer months are mostly dry and feature pleasant weather, providing excellent conditions for hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and other activities.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Larrabee State Park?

The park is a superb destination for bird watching. Some of the avian species you may spot flying overhead include double-crested cormorants, great blue herons, bald eagles, great-horned owls, and glaucous-winged gulls.

Are pets allowed at Larrabee State Park?

As long as you keep them leashed at all times and clean up after them, you're welcome to bring your pets to Larrabee State Park. Pets are allowed on trails and in camping areas but not in buildings.