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Birch Bay

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About This Campground

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Set in a blue cove between Bellingham and Blaine, Birch Bay State Park feels private and secluded without being far from urban life.

Stroll along the rocky beach and take in dramatic views of the North Cascades Mountains and Canadian Gulf Islands. Or head up the Terrell Marsh interpretive trail…

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin

Features

For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • 30 amp Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Max Length: 60 ft.

Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Reviews

21 Reviews of Birch Bay

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 13
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2021

Great state park

Stayed both on tent side and hookup side. Well maintained, clean facilities. Ice cream truck makes the rounds every day. Good use of greenery to keep sites separated, and easy access to the beach from the whole park.

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Month of VisitJuly
Mindy P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 14, 2021

Hands down favorite!

Top 5 favorite! Forest and beach. Great campsites, quiet and just beautiful. Tons of day use sites, great park and playground, lots of beach. Shallow bay great for swimming, sandcastles, kayak, fishing, crabbing. Birch Bay proper has great restaurants, shops, great paths for walking and biking.…

Site106
Month of VisitSeptember
Jesse C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 2, 2021

Quiet get away

Birch bay is a noce hidden gem on Washington's northwest coast. Lots of biking and hiking up and down the beach there is plenty to do locally. Birch bay has a wonderful assortment of gift shops and restraunts.

Month of VisitOctober

Location

Birch Bay is located in Washington

Coordinates

48.90390005 N
122.76491097 W

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About This Campground

Set in a blue cove between Bellingham and Blaine, Birch Bay State Park feels private and secluded without being far from urban life.

Stroll along the rocky beach and take in dramatic views of the North Cascades Mountains and Canadian Gulf Islands. Or head up the Terrell Marsh interpretive trail to a rare saltwater and freshwater estuary teeming with birds and wildlife, including great blue herons.

Low tide reveals a wide mudflat with a treasure trove of clams and other shellfish that can be harvested in season. Bring out the pails, shovels, mud boots and licenses, and start digging! If you prefer to swim, Birch Bay is known for its relatively warm water, and if you'd rather be on the water, the park offers excellent crabbing, windsurfing, sailing and paddling.

Staying overnight? Birch bay camping has a basketball court and environmental education programs in summer ensure fun for the whole family. If you're looking for a side trip, the U.S.- Canada border town of Blaine and the fascinating Peace Arch State Park are only 9 miles north, and the lively university city of Bellingham is 20 miles south. You can always spend an evening in town and return to the beachy bliss of Birch Bay.

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