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People Are The Prize

The park staff member we spoke to was informative, truly pleasant, and welcoming. Our splendid... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2018
Bob R
Portland, Oregon
Great staff

We went here and asked about orcas, as on our last visit we had seen about a dozen. They knew where... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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 May 22, 2018

The park staff member we spoke to was informative, truly pleasant, and welcoming. Our splendid visit to the park was enhanced tremendously.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bob R
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

We went here and asked about orcas, as on our last visit we had seen about a dozen. They knew where they had last been seen and were able to suggest where to go to see them today (And they were right!). So while we...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

This little center at Lime Kiln is centrally located for convenience for everyone. Its staffed with helpful people and bright and tempting to buy their swag. I bet its nice and warm when the weather is stormy. Nice sculptures and restrooms near by.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit. Very amazing views and water location. Nice little trails and paths to meander around and the scenery is fantastic. Had there been time, I'd have just sat there all day and watched the water. So calming. Great stop as you're touring...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank DallasJeffA
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Great place. We hiked the trails and sat on the rocks and saw the resident Orcas return home -- we watched as they breached the water and sang their songs.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank T4924IWnancyk
Reviewed August 24, 2017

Stopped in before heading out on the trails and the volunteers there were really nice. Helpful in determining what trails to take and informative of the area.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Visiting Lime Kiln Point was beautiful. Highly recommend visiting it in the early morning before all the tourists show up and bikers if you want some nice photos. This is an orca whale hotspot, even though we didn't see any whales while visiting, but it...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank malymurphy17
Reviewed July 3, 2017

The folks behind the counter were knowledgeable and friendly. The display was detailed but would also keep a kid's attention. The center is easy to access and the day we visited there was a box of fresh Washington apples available for snacks.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Partypoodle
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

This place is stunning. They keep tracking records of the Orca. And have tons of information about viewing them. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank aimeer209
Reviewed March 16, 2017

I was there in late August, early September and some of the leaves were already changing to fall colors. Beautiful coastal scenery without any crowds. This is a great place to be at sunset, especially at West End, just south of this park.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Stephen W
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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.