Spencer Spit State Park, Lopez Island

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Spencer Spit State Park is a 138acre state-operated, public recreation area located on the east side of Lopez Island in San Juan County, Washington, USA. The park features two sand spits that join to form a briny marsh lagoon. This provides a migratory stop for waterfowl, including Bonaparte's gulls. Other local fauna include great blue herons and kingfishers.
The park has 37 spaces for tent camping and two miles of hiking trails. For boaters, there are eleven mooring buoys on the Cascadia Marine Trail. Other recreational opportunities include swimming, fishing, clamming, diving, and beachcombing.
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  • It was a little bit stinky (seaweed?) but it was beautiful. The beach is quite rocky but it was lovely to walk on and had a few sandy areas to play on. Also had these hidden creatures (sea cucumbers?)...  more »
  • This is one of the very best camp grounds in Washington State. Small camp ground with limited utilities. Located on a salt water spit with a natural low tide. Good place for little ones to play and ex...  more »
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  • This is a fun stop for boaters...if it's not windy and stormy. Nice beach. Mooring buoys on both sides of the spit. Camping also. The area has nice walks. We walked to Lopez Village (8 miles round trip) but it was a beautiful walk. Very pastoral and not much traffic to worry about. You pass by a lake that was very inviting to stop at. Beautiful place, but it can be very windy and rolley.
  • Stayed in a group camp and had a lovely weekend. Kayak rentals were fun. Bring your bike to really enjoy the Island. Bathrooms were a bit of a hike from the campsite, but clean and we'll kept
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