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What a beautiful area to spend time. The lighthouse is picturesque, the lime kilns are fascinating... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Cindy S

Great spot to learn more about the sealife and wildlife of the area and a chance to pick up a... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
Friday Harbor, Washington
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Visit the Interpretive Center while you are at Lime Kiln Point State Park. Come learn about the orca whales that frequent our shores, the historic lime kilns & lighthouse that are in Lime Kiln Point State Park. The Interpretive Center staffed by...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1567 Westside Rd, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8602
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

What a beautiful area to spend time. The lighthouse is picturesque, the lime kilns are fascinating, and you may get a free orca sighting, too! Just a lovely place to hike around and enjoy.

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Great spot to learn more about the sealife and wildlife of the area and a chance to pick up a unique rememberence of your visit.

Thank WALLYtwo
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

The surrounding state park is nice but the interpretive center itself has very little to offer. Plan to spend 5-10 minutes here.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed August 3, 2018

The volonteers offered their help not only for the park but gave tips for dinner As well As for other activities.

Thank sushiDarmstadt
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

The Lime Kiln Lighthouse and Interprative Center is a great place to see Orca Whales and learn about their plight. The views are fantastic and the marine biologists on hand will answer every question you might have about the Orcas.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed July 14, 2018

We stopped in to get our parking pass and were pleasantly surprised by this little interpretive center. Not only was the staff extra-nice and welcoming, they have a short film you can sit through that runs on a continuous loop that tells a lot about...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

On several trips we found Lime Kiln Point the most reliable way to see Orcas and in what felt like an almost personal way. They come to this area as a safe environment that offers them the comfort of a "belly scratching" zone. We watched...More

Thank Sally V
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Unfortunately we visited on a day when the whales were not visible from the observation areas, but that was more than compensated for by a wonderful tour guide. She explained all about the whales (residents and visitors) as we walked along the shore hoping to...More

Thank Katherine C
Reviewed June 16, 2018

If you do the entire walk of the park, be sure you are able to traverse some steep unpaved walkways. Beautiful vistas!! The staff at the center offered much information but only one person can take you up in the lighthouse and that person was...More

Thank PAT H
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

We visited the park on a Wednesday a d learned of a 7pm docent tour on Thursday. We came back and truly enjoyed the sunset views and learning about the history. Great docents both at the lighthouse and interpretive center. Bring your discovery pass for...More

Thank Kimberley F
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December 10, 2016|
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Response from Tjb91148 | Reviewed this property |
We actually never saw any transportation but others said they are. If you are going to the other Islands you might need a car. I would think you need a car to go see Mt. Constitution on Orca Island. That is the best view I... More
May 30, 2016|
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Response from Tom H | Reviewed this property |
Washington State Ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. About a 1 hour trip. Lime Kiln Park is on the west side of the island about 20 to 30 minutes from Friday Harbor.
May 20, 2016|
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Response from Sandy B |
Yes there is. A vendor is now on the premises behind the interpretive center. hot dogs, chips, sandwiches, and drinks I think are for sale there.