Spencer Spit State Park

Spencer Spit State Park is a 138-acre marine and camping park situated on Lopez Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The park is named for the lagoon-enclosing sand spit on which it rests. The park has a reputation for excellent crabbing, clamming and car-top boating. This is one of the few state parks in the San Juan Islands that is accessible by automobile. A sand spit encloses a salt chuck lagoon.
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Ferry Reservations: Washington State Ferries accepts reservations for the San Juan Island routes. Reservation information can be found their website

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

ADA Amenities/Facilities

  • Campground
  • Restroom

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities

The park provides three picnic shelters without electricity. One shelter is reservable and includes four picnic tables, a barbecue grill, fire pit and water spigot. The other two picnic shelters include two picnic tables each.



  • Two miles of hiking trails

Water Activities & Features

  • Boating
  • Clamming
  • Crabbing
  • Diving
  • Saltwater fishing
  • Swimming

Other Activities & Features

  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Fire circle
  • Wildlife viewing

Interpretive Opportunities

The park offers a Junior Ranger interpretive program from July 5 through Labor Day.

Additional Information

  • Kayak and bike rentals and tours are available, for more information, call (425) 883-9039.
    • Kayak rental (singles) $20 first hour, $9 each additional hour. Fiberglass singles, doubles, and triples available.
    • Kayak tours starting at $40 per person.
    • Bike rental $5 per hour.
  • 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.