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Lime Kiln Point State Park

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Address: 1567 Westside Rd, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8602
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+1 360-378-2044

This 36.32-acre park, located on the west side of San Juan Island, boasts...

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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orca sightings even during winter

Nice walk to the whale watching points and small hike paths to explore.Sighted orcas ,seals and bald eagles from here.

Reviewed 27 December 2016
Redmond, Washington
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Redmond, Washington
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Nice walk to the whale watching points and small hike paths to explore.Sighted orcas ,seals and bald eagles from here.

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Everett, Washington
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Lovely site to easily walk to. Amazing views of the Sound and passing tanker ships. Perfect place to snap a picture of the lighthouse with a loved one. I imagine this would be the place to be for the sunset.

Thank Shawna M
Auburn, California
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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful little State Park. Perfect for lunch, little hikes and whale watching. We were there in November so it was cold and windy but still an amazing view of Victoria and Cordova Bay. Highly recommend whether you spend 5 minutes or 5 hours!

Thank mykiavelli
Eagle Point, Oregon
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Didn't see a whale, but there is the possibility and there is an underwater microphone there that is very interesting. Beautiful place for a picnic.

Thank Kathy B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is the place to see whales, if they are nearby. Great trails. Love the Madronas, which are everywhere you turn. Bring a picnic - there are some amazing tables with endless views.

Thank 121FortLauderdaleMom
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

As soon as we arrived on the island, we checked into Kirk House B&B, then headed to Lime Kiln to see orcas. We weren't disappointed. There must have been 10-15 grouped together just offshore. I got some great photos with a 70-210mm lens. The woman who maintains the Whale of a Purpose blog was there narrating the whole thing and... More 

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Oak Harbor, Washington
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

After visiting the Whale Museum we headed out to Lime Kiln State Park to watch for whales! What a great state park and the ranger was really friendly and informative! Thank you!

Thank alicebgrace
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Over the course of a summer, I spent several evenings watching the sunset by the lighthouse. It is a wonderful spot for this, with great colors and watching the boats, far off mountains and BC. My group was lucky enough to see the pods of whales traveling south a couple of these times. It is a well known spot for... More 

Thank Katherine M
University Place, Washington
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

On the water with beautiful views of the Olympic Range. I heard it's a great whale watching spot; I didn't see any, but we didn't stay very long either! Very picturesque!

Thank Carole K
Boston, MA
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The iconic view of the lighthouse with the blue waters behind it is a must. The short walk to the ruins of the lime kiln also is nice. When the Orcas are off the point, there are a lot of people. But, heh, views os Killer Whales. Trey cool.

Thank Casualtraveler99

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