Looking for an island camping park you can get to by car? Spencer Spit, on Lopez Island, may be just what you had in mind.
One of the few auto-access state parks in the San Juan Islands, Spencer Spit provides dramatic, east-facing views of Decatur and Blakely islands and features a rare sand spit enclosed by a salt-chuck lagoon.
The park offers crabbing, clamming, saltwater fishing, swimming, diving, bird and wildlife viewing and 2 miles of hiking trails. Families visiting this kid-friendly park between July 5 and Labor Day can enjoy a Junior Ranger interpretive program. The park, which is on the Cascadia Marine Trail, caters to boaters off all kinds. Amenities include kayak rentals and moorage for those who prefer to sleep in the comfort of their vessels, as well as large private campsites and primitive sites for hikers, bikers and kayakers.
You can either go minimalist, or pack all those car or boat-camping luxuries, and head for your next island getaway at Spencer Spit State Park.
Spencer Spit State Park is a 200-acre marine and camping park on Lopez Island in the Strait of Juan de ****. The park has a reputation for excellent crabbing, clamming and car-top boating.
PICNIC & DAY-USE FACILITIES The park provides three picnic shelters without electricity. One shelter is reservable and includes four picnic tables, a barbecue grill, fire pit and water spigot. The other two picnic shelters include two picnic tables each.
2 miles of hiking trails
WATER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
OTHER ACTIVITIES & FEATURES
Located in San Juan County on San Juan Islands, Spencer Spit offers 11 moorage buoys on the Cascadia Marine Trail. There are eight buoys on the north side of the spit and three on the south side of the spit.
The park has 37 standard campsites, seven hiker/biker sites, one dump station and two restrooms. There are no showers or hookups. There are Cascadia Marine Trail sites available to those arriving to the park by wind- or human-powered watercraft.. Most of the park's tent sites are large and private. Seven walk-in beach sites have limited privacy. Campers may enter the grounds until 10 p.m.
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m.
Check-out time is 1 p.m.