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Blake Island State Park

Seattle, WA (Downtown)
206 933 8600
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Ranked #79 of 212 Attractions in Seattle
Type: State Parks
Activities: Kayaking
Description: Reachable only by tour or private boat, Blake Island has 475 acres of land and features views of the Seattle skyline.
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Bothell, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

One of the best views of Seattle and Mt Rainer and from the comfort of your tent on the Sound. We truly enjoyed our weekend enjoyed the abundant wildlife and wonderful trails. We had an opportunity to meet the park ranger, Paul, and several of his staff and found them to be friendly, knowledgeable and especially eager and helpful with... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I spent a few hours hiking in the park with my young son and we had a lot of fun. To help keep my son engaged and entertained during our hike, I found an interesting iPhone app called "Git Your Goat." It lets you create a lot of goats along the trail and when you reach the spot with a... More

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North America
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

On the ferry ride we were told stories about the Indian tribes and their legends. The lodge on the island is lovely with a big gift shop with beautiful Indian made items. The clam appetizer so delicious and the salmon dinner

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Seattle
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful time at Blake Island. Arrived on a busy Friday afternoon in July and were greeted by the Harbormaster. He was very accomadating in helping us nab a spot. I was nervous about the raccoon situation since we have a 3 yr old and I envisioned raccoons clawing at our tent in the middle of the night, but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We boat to Blake at least once a year. It is a beautiful island with beach combing, hiking, wildlife and the Tillicum Village experience. A great experience this year was being greeted at the docks by the marina host and another boater. He directed me to where there was room to dock and they lent a hand bringing in the... More

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Fpo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My hubby and i went to this island for the dinner show there and we also had a lovely walk about and saw 4 deer on our walk. the Ranger did aproach us and told us a bit about the camping sites there. It was a lovely place and we hope to return to cam there one day

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Seattle
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

My wife and I have been visiting Blake Island State Park off and on for several years. The island is a wonderful destination! In the summer the dock space is quite crowded if you are coming by private boat, but there are some mooring buoys and plenty of space to anchor. We usually do a walk around the island. There... More

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Des Moines, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This place is overrun by raccoons. If you are in the marina you have to keep all windows closed or they will be in the cabin. No - not "only if you leave food out" - the competition is just that stiff DAY or NIGHT. If there are more than 3 on the dock they will not yield to people... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

So, if you have a boat, or a friend with a boat, this is an excellent trip. A walk around the island is about 4.5 miles and can be done in under two hours. It is really nice and great views of Puget Sound. You can also camp here, but apparently the park ranger is bored and likes to mess... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

There is new sheriff in town! Just when you thought we could not have a more authoritative ranger than Paul Ruppert, here comes ranger Casey! What a joke these two are. They can take a nature lover and magically turn them into felons!

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