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“Kayak Spencer Spit”

Spencer Spit State Park
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Spencer Spit is a nice state park with easy access and great views. If your into bird watching, there are plenty of different birds in the protected areas (early morning and evening). If you check local island bulletin boards there might be an open birding group visiting.

Spencer Spit is a large enough area that even with a big group, you will still feel like you have enough of your own area. There are plenty of warm smooth rocks and clean sand to take a little nap and get some sun.

For the ultimate experience though, don't stay on the spit. Take the evening/sunset guided kayak tour. The cost is $40.00 per
person. The guide (Dan) directed us around Frost Island, where we saw starfish and bald eagles. Later, we saw plenty of seals, porpoises, and kingfishers.

We have kayaked with several different guides/businesses on the island is this is our favorite. Overall, Spencer Spit will be enjoyed for free (Washington State Pass $10.00 day or $30.00 for the year). For best experience, try the kayak tour and you won't be disappointed.

4  Thank Soyouknownow
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

on oneside when you get to the very tip of the spit, the water is freezing! and on the other side, it's nearly bath water! was alot of fun. saw some cool jelly fish too. :)

1  Thank Jordan C
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

An amazing State Park...unpopulated with a variety of paths through the woods and on the beach. Incredibly beautiful camping spots both on the beach and in the main campground. Only about 3 miles from the main village.

Thank Nancy E
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Reviewed 10 July 2013

We go to Spencer Spit State Park almost every year - I think we've been every year except one in the last ten years. We typically car camp, with bikes, which is great fun. This year, we boated there (launching in Deception Pass) and camped in the "walk-in" sites. There are mooring buoys for boats. (first come first serve on the buoys, but campground sites require a reservation.) Lopez Village is a quick drive or bike ride away (or 4 mile nice walk). It's cute, and small. There is a fun farmers' market every Saturday in the summer. On 4th of July, there are fireworks from Fisherman's Bay, which we saw, and were great. Walking to the end of the spit is always fun as well as exploring the spit/beach, kayaking from the beach, stand-up paddleboarding, etc. If you kayak out the the island (can't remember the name) right off from the tip of the spit at low tide, you'll be rewarded with lots of views of purple and orange starfish. We saw a bright red jellyfish this time, and we have seen dolphins. You'll always see bald eagles, great blue herons, and ospreys as well. If you do a little hike at Shark's Reef, you'll be rewarded with a view of sea lions lying in the sun on the rocks below. It's a wonderful spot for family camping. Enjoy!

4  Thank Julie0500
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

During the summer you have to make reservations far ahead. Nice camp sites with areas to explore and walk down to the beach. Set up more fore tent camping. The only down side is the bathrooms don't have showers.

2  Thank Kathi Q
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