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Lime Kiln Point State Park

Address: Westside Road, WA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This 36.32-acre park, located on the west side of San Juan Island, boasts over 2,550 feet of scenic...
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This 36.32-acre park, located on the west side of San Juan Island, boasts over 2,550 feet of scenic shoreline.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Go around sunset with a bottle of wine and some snacks and you will probably enjoy the most magnificent view of your life. With the backdrop of the Olympic Mountains, Vancouver Island, Haro Straight and a lovely little lighthouse you will not be disappointed. BUT if the local Orca pods decide to join you for happy hour, which they very... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were driving towards the park and we saw whales in the water! At the park there was a fantastic spot to watch the orca whales go bye. We had our 18 month old with us so we had a picnic while watching the whales.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Lime Kiln SP is one of the few places one can access the shore of San Juan Island because most of the accessible shoreline of the island is private property. Kudos to State of Washington for preserving some of it for the public. The views here are fantastic, looking across the channel to Vancouver Island, B.C., watching dolphin and whales... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We spent an afternoon here watching the waves, seals, and even spotted a few Orcas from shore. Nicely maintained paths for a walk along the water.

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I have seen lighthouses from Maine to Florida to Texas, the Great Lakes and points in-between. Lime Kiln is one of the most accessible, active, and educational lighthouse to visit. The main attraction is the orcas that frequent the area (the Southern Resident pods J, K, and L, as well as transients), but there are also many other opportunities of... More 

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Newtown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were not too concerned with seeing any whales. There had only been one sighting all day. One should make the time to see the whole park. To the north we found out why it's called Lime Kiln. This site used to be a limestone quarry. One can see where the kilns were built to fire the limestone. Pretty cool... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great place to spot killer whales whether you are ashore or in a boat. The lighthouse is stunning too.

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Camas, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Spent a few hours here. Although we weren't lucky enough to see orcas, we did spot a couple seals, lots of birds and many kayakers. Nice relaxing spot even the locals like to hang out here. The light house is an easy walk, has tracking information on the pods of orcas. We had seen the light house from lopez island,... More 

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I went to Lime Kiln in hopes of seeing some orcas, even though I wasn't one of the lucky ones, i had a great time hanging out for a few hours. The views are beautiful and I did see a few seals hanging out in the kelp beds. Bring a picnic lunch, beach chair or towel to sit on the... More 

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Shirley, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Wasn't far walk,could sit and have lunch in peace and look at beautiful water below and could also go down towards rocks where the orcas come close to

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