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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Saint Cloud, Florida
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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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South Portland, Maine
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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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Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We originally went to this park because we were told that it offered a good chance of seeing orcas. However, while there, we took the park tour given by Bob, one of the volunteer naturalists. He was great. Has a lot of knowledge about the park, and the surrounding area. The park itself is wonderful, and the people who work... More 

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New Brighton, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
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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Address: Westside Road, WA
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands

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