AAA Editor Notes
Larrabee State Park is 6 mi. s. of I-5 exit 250 at 245 Chuckanut Dr. Washington's first state park opened in 1915. Its 2,683 acres embrace the slopes of Chuckanut Mountain, where lush carpets of fern grow beneath a mixed forest of cedar, hemlock, Douglas fir, maple and alder. The Samish Bay shoreline includes tidelands, steep bluffs and isolated coves.
A 15-mile trail network takes in freshwater lakes and viewpoints. The Interurban Trail follows an abandoned rail right of way north to Bellingham. Cyrus Gates Overlook, accessible by trail or via Hiline/Cleator Road at the park's north end, offers a panorama of mountains, sea and islands. The upper portion of the 3.5-mile gravel road is gated at dusk. Camping and summer ranger programs are offered.
Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.