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Lime Kiln Point State Park

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Address: Westside Road, WA
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Whale watching
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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Amazing Sunsets and Whales from shore...

We spent a week on San Juan Island and went to Lime Kiln Point State Park everyday. A great place to soak in the views and the sunsets are spectacular. We bought a discover pass... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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New Brighton, Minnesota
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New Brighton, Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We spent a week on San Juan Island and went to Lime Kiln Point State Park everyday. A great place to soak in the views and the sunsets are spectacular. We bought a discover pass online prior to arriving so we could visit as many times as we wanted to. Daily fee is $10 but Discover Pass is $30 for... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We have been here so many times in last three years. Everytime we have a unique experience and love the trails and rocks to climb on and look for small sea creatures up close. Last visit we saw a pod of whales, a huge sea lion and fun little Rick fish. Go here. Worth buying a discovery pass just for... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

While we didn't luck out and see any orcas in the area when we visited Lime Kiln State park we did see lots of other wildlife,including sea birds and deer. One early morning just outside the park we saw a doe and her two baby fawn just off the road---what a sight-- so adorable!!! The views from the park are... More 

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Washington State
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We came hoping to see orcas, as do many visitors. They were by Canada that day, but the views were amazing.

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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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