If you don't like trains beware. They come all hours of the night and can be startling. It is a nice place if you can get past that. I wasn't able to do much and didn't get to explore. Just passed by to sleep. Not sure if I would go back but I think I'd give it a second chance cause I like trains.
Clean campground in the rainforest along Chuckanut Drive. I visited in March and the pay showers were free during the colder months. Super hot showers were a delight. The campground is close to the train tracks and although you can't see them from the campsites, a middle of the night distant train horn will go off. While it's a beautiful forest campground, the campsites are pretty close together and not very private. I found one of a few grassy area sites suitable to pitch a tent, but it seemed to me that most of the sites were intended for small travel travelers as the parking pads looked about 20-30 feet of level pads. I would definitely come back again if I visit Bellingham, mainly because it is just outside town.
This is a great campsite if you are hoping to be near Bellingham and the Puget Sound. It gets lots of day use.
This campground was so nice and clean and was very well maintained. The bathrooms were spotless and the hosts were very friendly. Some really nice spots!
Excellent spot. Biggest downside is the train that runs by. If you’re okay with that, you’ll have quick access to a small beach and local amenities in Bellingham. Sites are large and bathrooms are kept clean and sanitary.
I used to live in Bellingham years ago and had never camped here before. It's only a few miles from town, so you could head in there for a day away from the forest/beach, or you could hike one of the many trails leading to scenic views. Easy beach access, playground for kids, dog friendly. Bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper, the train tracks are right there.
There is a train very close to the campground! It didn't bother us, but some might find that useful. We stayed 1 night here. It was pretty nice. Easy walking access to the beach/trails. cool mural tunnel.
The good: it's not far from Seattle and we had a great time beach exploring.
The Meh: The trains. They aren't kidding. They are loud and they are all night. The sites themselves are super tiny. One of our groups had to pitch their tent in the parking space.
Larrabee State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located on Samish Bay, six miles (10 km) south of the city of Bellingham, Washington. The 2,683-acre (1,086 ha) state park offers fishing, boating, and camping as well as mountain trails for hiking and biking. It is managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.
The park features a short walk down to a pebble beach with views onto Samish Bay and the San Juan Islands. For longer excursions, there are 13 miles of biking trails and 15 miles of hiking trails, including trails leading 1,940 feet up Chuckanut Mountain. Picnicking, boating, saltwater fishing, sailboarding, and beachcombing along 8,100 feet of saltwater shoreline are among the other recreational options. Two mountain lakes, Fragrance Lake and Lost Lake, offer freshwater fishing for hikers.The park also includes camping sites, an ampitheater, and large fields.
Campground was nice and bathrooms were clean. the campsites had a picnic table and fire pit. enjoyed our time at the campground. good for families and adults.
We stayed during Memorial weekend and had a blast! With young children we loved that Larrabee had a playground area and easy access to the beach. We also took advantage of the hiking trails nearby. One downfall is the heavy train traffic that runs straight thru the camp.