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Lime Kiln Point State Park

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Address: Westside Road, WA
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Activities: Whale watching, Viewing wildlife
Description: This 36.32-acre park, located on the west side of San Juan Island, boasts...
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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Great walking trails and views. I saw several harbor seals playing and swimming. We didn't see whales go by but many people were waiting because they heard they were due to pass... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great walking trails and views. I saw several harbor seals playing and swimming. We didn't see whales go by but many people were waiting because they heard they were due to pass through. It's really pretty. A great spot for a picnic lunch.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Lots of natural beauty. Look at schedule posted to schedule lighthouse or other tour, given by docents. Lighthouse tour is awesome, orca whale research facility downstairs, but also a still functioning lighthouse. Tour will take you upstairs to light and outside views. View to Canada just across the straight. U.S. Phones may pick up Canadian cell towers, so call carrier... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Nice park with beautiful views. Ample parking available. There are lot of viewing decks with good views. Nice little light house adds to the beauty of the place. We were not able to see orcas but the views were stunning. The park is worth visiting in the beautiful island.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The locals also call this Whale Watch Point. Unfortunately, we didn't see any whales during our morning hike on 6/30/15. However, the trails and views are beautiful. We parked in the lot and payed the $10 Discover Park Day Pass Fee. (Personally, it was too much considering the trails end after a certain point and we were only in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We visited Lime Kiln State Park mid afternoon in late June 2015. We hiked from the parking lot along the shoreline to the interpretive center. Unfortunately, we didn't see any whales. It turns out they had been coming by every day for several weeks, and had apparently gone by earlier in the afternoon, so we just missed them. The whales... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We went on the 4th of July, and the whales just kept coming past where we were in 3s and 4s.... better than any other Independence Day parade! We saw at least a dozen over the course of two hours, they stayed near us for that entire time. Even without the whales it was absolutely gorgeous and would be a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great Views of the lovely straight...though we didn't see the advertised whales. Better to take the boat tour for that. Also, just park at the road pull offs rather than the tiny lot...there are some not far away...and why pay if the state is too cheap to maintain running water in the restrooms??? Saving water is great , but mankind... More 

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great views! Sat a while to watch for the orcas but later learned that one of the resident pods had passed through at about 4 in the morning and my visit was is the evening. Enjoyed the lighthouse view and ocean view. Wonderful location for photographs and a walk.

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

On the west side of San Juan Island, Washington is a lighthouse, waterfront walk and interpretive information about the local sea and its most popular inhabitants - the resident Orca whales. Since the salmon they eat tend to round this point on predictable tides, the Orca also are frequent close-shore visitors to the Point. You can bring a picnic and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

On the suggestion of a tour guide we did an early dinner and went out to Lime Kiln for the sunset and we witnessed a truly spectacular sunset. We positioned ourselves past the very quaint lighthouse (some excellent pictures of the sunset with the lighthouse!) and were entertained by the seals until the light show began and I mean show.... More 

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Address: Westside Road, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands

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