Spencer Spit State Park

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Spencer Spit State Park
Washington State Park
Country United States
State Washington
County San Juan
Elevation 154 ft (47 m) [1]
Coordinates 48°32′11″N 122°51′44″W / 48.53639°N 122.86222°W / 48.53639; -122.86222Coordinates: 48°32′11″N 122°51′44″W / 48.53639°N 122.86222°W / 48.53639; -122.86222 [1]
Area 137 acres (55 ha)
State acquisition 1967
Management Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Location in the state of Washington

Spencer Spit State Park is a 138-acre (56 ha) state-operated, public recreation area located on the east side of Lopez Island in San Juan County, Washington, USA. The park features two sand spits that join to form a briny marsh lagoon. This provides a migratory stop for waterfowl, including Bonaparte's gulls. Other local fauna include great blue herons and kingfishers.

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park has 37 spaces for tent camping and two miles of hiking trails. For boaters, there are eleven mooring buoys on the Cascadia Marine Trail. Other recreational opportunities include swimming, fishing, clamming, diving, and beachcombing.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Spencer Spit State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Spencer Spit State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 

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