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Great Souveniers and Cool Sculpture

Stopped in here to buy our Discovery Pass and ended up getting a few souvenirs, too. Folks working... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2016
Sammamish, Washington
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After an evening hike where we climbed the lighthouse and saw a stunning sunset we returned for a... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2016
Westfield, Massachusetts
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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 August 18, 2016

Stopped in here to buy our Discovery Pass and ended up getting a few souvenirs, too. Folks working there were very kind and I overheard them helping several people by giving them directions and advice on their stay. Also a really neat scale model of...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

After an evening hike where we climbed the lighthouse and saw a stunning sunset we returned for a morning hike. What a beautiful day we had exploring the trails, beach and coves we came upon. During our day we saw eagles, seals, fox & deer....More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Great park for an easy, picturesque hike. Great to see the Orca research going on inside the old lighthouse. Maybe you will be lucky and see some whales from the whale watching beach. Need discovery pass to park here which you can buy onsite.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 2BWanderlust
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed sitting on a picnic table with binoculars watching for the whales. We didn't see them but we saw lots of birds, a sea otter, a seal, and even some jelly fish. Plus you can watch boats go by. On a sunny day...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful view for pictures! A bumpy walk but not hard. Baby strollers seemed to do okay though. Whales are spotted there often.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 24, 2016

Hey folks, We stopped for about two hours while we looked for whales out in the strait. Rest rooms did not have any running water, nor any way to wash your hands. Bring sanitizer. Best wishes, Dave Wile

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited the interpretive center and the staff person who we met was very helpful. She made sure we got the most from our visit and was very passionate about the park.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank BenB43
Reviewed July 23, 2016

FOLKS (Friends of Lime Kiln Society) are friendly, knowlegable and helpful. Lovely interpretive center and gift store. Beautiful state park and views whether the orcas make a showing or not. Spectacular if you are treated to an orca pod traveling through.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The center is very neat. They have a few displays and a "play" area that has artifacts that you can pick up and touch. The people working there are welcoming and helpful, especially if you don't have change to pay the parking fee. Its a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank O-town-resident-UCF
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a gorgeous park with trails winding along the rock cliffs overlooking the ocean. Lots of picnic tables throughout. A quaint lighthouse on the rocks has a message board that tells you when a pod of orcas was last sighted. We lucked out. They...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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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.