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Lime Kiln Point State Park

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A gem of a location for picnic lunches, whale watching, and light hiking. In the summer it a bit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Annrachelle
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Seattle, Washington
Whales-not this time.

This beautiful park sits on the west side of San Juan Island with views of the Cascade range to the... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
h2onab
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St. Helena, California
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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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1567 Westside Rd, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8602
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A gem of a location for picnic lunches, whale watching, and light hiking. In the summer it a bit crowded but on off season it’s perfect.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Annrachelle
Reviewed October 29, 2018

this is a pretty state park. a fair amount of parking, several trails to walk, lots of tables to picnic at and watch for whales from.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

This beautiful park sits on the west side of San Juan Island with views of the Cascade range to the south and Vancouver Island to the west. It is noted for whale watching. Even without sighting whales it is worth the stop for the views...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank h2onab
Reviewed October 19, 2018

My wife and I visited the park in early October. Saw a seal, but no whales (but it was getting towards the end of the season). Hiking was easy (we're both in our 60's) and the water views very nice.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank psjdk77
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Drove over from Friday Harbor to take a hike and maybe spot whales. Had our daughter and husband from DC for three days. Had been lightly raining so decided to swing by San Juan Golf clubhouse to have one round of Bloody Mary's to stoke...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a state park with a self-service kiosk for a daily permit. You can get an annual pass in town at King's Market. Bathrooms are large. Trail is wide and well-marked, but does not have hand rails and could be difficult for those with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

We were on bikes so didn't take much time to hike this area but did catch glimpse of orca whales. It's a beautiful park to which I hope to return.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Colleen C
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Nice setting and views. Park is good setting for whale watching during season. Little else to say about the park.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sidneyaf
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We just went here to see the lighthouse, I didnt actually explore the whole park to see what else there is to offer.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Decoyia H
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Great spot to look for whales etc. Sunsets are spectacular. Check out the Orca research station too. Getting there from Friday Harbor requires a bike or vehicle.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John S
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Allen B
November 17, 2018|
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Response from Judith C | Reviewed this property |
From May to Labor Day, you can use the shuttle or trolley. The rest of the year, you could use one of the taxi companies.
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Nicole H
May 18, 2017|
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Response from Audrey K | Reviewed this property |
yes they are but I would keep them on a leash and pick up their poop.
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January 18, 2015|
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Response from RegularJoe62 |
There's a place near the ferry terminal that rents mopeds. I think bikes are also available, but while the island is small for a car, it would be pretty large for a bike.
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