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Birch Bay State Park

Birch Bay, WA
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Birch Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors

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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is a pretty park but the sites are pretty close together. There area few that have more room but not sure they have hookups.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There's both clamming and oystering in August and September and the beach itself is clean and interesting. The water is fairly warm, the bathrooms are clean and there are many different wildlife lectures given on weekends. Ospreys and eagles and many different kinds of birds abound from sea birds like terns and kingfishers to cedar waxwings and goldfinches. An all... More 

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Central Coast, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you love huge heritage trees then you will love driving and hiking through this State Park. It was only 1/2 mile from our hotel, so it was perfect. The park is not large but worth an afternoon of exploration.

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Lacey, Washington
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had a picnic at the park in late June. We got a table and firepit right on the bay. Bathrooms were close. The view was phenomonal. The park is quite large. There is camping and day use. I would reccomend reservations for the campspots in the summer.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Lovely campground with very nice bathrooms. The showers were new and very clean and used quarters rather than tokens as in some other Washington state parks. The campsites are set in a lovely forest with big tall trees

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Murrieta, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

we drove around this bay and we were marvelled the beauty of this place. Took some pictures for souvenirs and a nice play to stay for relaxation.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We just got back from camping 2 nights here. The setting is beautiful, but the campsites are very small. The only site available was a double site, which we paid full price for both the sites. This was ridiculous because the sites were both very small, and in my opinion, if they require both sites to be rented simultaneously, there... More 

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Miami, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We spent one afternoon exploring this camping park. Like most of the Pacific NW, it offers panoramic views of the Cascade Mountains and Canadian Gulf Islands. There are hiking trails and a natural game sanctuary at the park's north end. The children, ages 3-11, loved the long rocky beach and found many interesting "stuff". It was a cold day (we're... More 

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Valrico, Florida
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218 reviews 218 reviews
150 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We decided to stop here on our return from Vancouver BC since it is located just off I-5 South. It was a nice treat. The tide was out and you could trek almost half a mile out to the water. The town itself was quaint and charming with ample public access points to reach the water. The park itself was... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We go to Birch Bay at least once a year to camp. It is 20minutes from our home in Bellingham to the campsite. It is a clean, well regulated campground. Local Sheriffs are ever present poaching speeders who seem to enjoy cruising the beach strip in a variety of car show worthy vehicles. The road closes at dusk and re-opens... More 

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