Lime Kiln Point State Park

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Lime Kiln Point State Park is a 36 acre day use state park on the western shore of San Juan Island in the San Juan archipelago of Washington. Lime Kiln Point State Park provides opportunities for hiking, sight-seeing, and orca watching. The park is considered one of the best places in the world to view wild orcas from a land-based facility. Due to the unique bathymetric properties of the site, visitors on the shore can be within 20 feet of whales jumping out of the water (breaching and spyhopping). As the name suggests, the park was the site of lime kilns beginning in 1860, and one kiln has been restored for public viewing and interpretation.

The park is open daily from 8:00 AM until dusk. It is supported in part by the Friends of Lime Kiln. Volunteers and marine naturalists are often onsite to assist and educate visitors.

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Coordinates: 48°30′55.2″N 123°9′1.8″W / 48.515333°N 123.150500°W / 48.515333; -123.150500