What could be better than spending some time with your pooch in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest? Larrabee State Park provides you with such a pawsome opportunity. Sandwiched between Chuckanut Mountain and Samish Bay, this 2,683 acre park will absolutely thrill your pup to the core.
It’s easy to see why most people come to Larrabee for the coastal activities. With 8,100 feet of shoreline and an epic view of the San Juan Islands, it is the pawfect spot to spend an afternoon. Bring your pup along for some fishing, beach combing, or just some good old fashion exploring. A boat launch is also available for those with a watercraft.
If your pup would rather hit the trails, they are in luck- the park has 16.5 miles for hiking. Wander through the dense forests of Douglas-fir and check out the rocky ridges, magnificent views, and lush vegetation. The 1.5 mile trail to Fragrance Lake is a great option, or you can hike to the Lost Lake, the other freshwater lake in the park. For a mellow stroll, hop on the Interurban Trail and head north. Keep in mind, most of the trails are multi-use, so you will probably see some equestrians or mountain bikers. Don’t forget to carry water with you while hiking.
Your pooch will love this place so much they will want to stay an extra day or two, so grab a spot at the park’s campground and spend the night in the great outdoors. Tent and RV sites are available, as are showers, restrooms, and drinking water. Light sleepers be warned- the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad and Amtrak both run through the park several times a day and into the night, so expect to hear horn blasts during the wee hours of the morning.
Your pup will agree- Larrabee State Park is pawstively amazing!