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“Remote natural park for the boating crowd”

Sucia Island State Park
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US$107.02*
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Orcas Island Whale Watching
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Eastsound
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

Unless you have a yacht or power boat, getting here direct from mainland is a long paddle from island to island. You could go to Orcas or Lummi Is. via ferry and then make your kayak crossing to Matia and Sucia. Sucia is a island formed by a series of underwater mountain ridges so it is cut with many bays. It is all state park with miles of hiking trails along the fingers of the island. Land facilities are primitive. No fresh water. The bays fill with yachts on nice weekends and the beaches are a destination camp for kayak floatillas. Beautiful views of surrounding sound and islands with Mt Baker in the east meet you from every prominent point. You will need to pay moorage and park fees...see Washington State parks website for details. The moorages consist of a limited number of mooring bouys in most bays and some mooring lines. If you are yachting you will need a dinghy to make shore. Tides vary the water level 12 feet or so and the beaches are not very suitable for beaching power boats without risking damage.

3  Thank Hikestick
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

We packed a lunch and had a great day visit. We can't wait to camp overnight sometime as well. Beautiful island!

2  Thank EDSfamily31
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

We rented bikes and rented a boat out to Sucia Island. It was early in the season and rain was forecasted for the day, so the island was almost completely empty. We had our own private island. We rode our bikes on the wide and well-groomed trails, which were perfect for our young children. We spent hours at the many beach areas and enjoyed the marine life we found there. We took some hikes and just had a relaxing day. It was our favorite day of our 10-day vacation.

5  Thank Bountiful5
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

We took a boat charter around and saw Eagles, Seals, Otters, and Stellar sea lions.

2  Thank ChrisMac17
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

Well loved local secret...until now. A local retreat....shhhh...

4  Thank OrcasFerry
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