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.
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Please note: Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and Amtrak schedule up to 16 trains a day that can operate throughout the day and night through Larrabee State Park. There is a steep hill on the north side of the park that causes train engineers to use their brakes one direction and their engines the other direction when operating the trains. This can cause noise levels that vary depending on the size and length of the train. Additionally, it is a Federal law that the trains use their horns before a railway crossing. You may experience train horns, train braking system or train engines any time of the day or night. We apologize for any inconvenience or discomfort you might have with the train noise while camping at Larrabee State Park.

Access to Clayton Beach via private property owned by Burlington Northern Santa Fe is prohibited 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



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.