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 salal 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
Your pup will agree- Larrabee State Park is pawstively