Larrabee State Park

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Coordinates: 48°39′30″N 122°28′36″W / 48.65833°N 122.47667°W / 48.65833; -122.47667
Larrabee State Park
Washington State Park
Larrabee State Park coastline.jpg
The park's rocky coastline
Name origin: Named for C.X. Larrabee
Country United States
State Washington
County Whatcom
Elevation 1,083 ft (330 m) [1]
Coordinates 48°39′30″N 122°28′36″W / 48.65833°N 122.47667°W / 48.65833; -122.47667 [1]
Area 2,683 acres (1,086 ha)
Established 1923
 - Donation 1915
Management Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Location in the state of Washington
Website: Larrabee State Park

Larrabee State Park is a Washington state park located six miles (10 km) south of the city of Bellingham. It was the state's first state park and had its beginnings in 1915, when the Larrabee family donated 20 acres to the state to be made into a park. In 1923, the new park was officially named after Charles Xavier Larrabee.[2]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park features a short walk down to a pebble beach with views onto Samish Bay and the San Juan Islands. For longer excursions, there are 13 miles of biking trails and 15 miles of hiking trails. Picnicking, boating, fishing in either salt or fresh water, sailboarding, and beachcombing are among the other recreational options.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Larrabee State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Larrabee State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 

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