Birch Bay State Park

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Address: /td> 5105 Helweg Rd, Blaine, WA, 98230
Phone Number: (360) 371-2800
Website: Birch Bay State Park
Latitude   48.90435    
Longitude   -122.76454    
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Site Quantity: 167 Pad Type: Gravel, Paved
Price: $20 to $30 Quality:
Electric 50 Amp Water Sewer
Big Rig Access Tents Allowed Pull-thrus Group Area
Handicap Access Waterfront Access Telephone Cable TV
Amenities
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Store Laundry Pool Hot Tub
Pet Friendly 55+ Park Game Room Playground
Cabins Dump Station LP Gas Wi-Fi
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Birch Bay State Park Details

Birch Bay State Park is a 194-acre camping park with 8,255 feet of saltwater shoreline on Birch Bay and 14,923 feet of freshwater shoreline on Terrell Creek. The park is rich in shellfish resources and offers panoramic views of the Cascade Mountains and Canadian Gulf Islands.

The park has 147 tent spaces (12' x 12') in the forested camping area, plus 20 utility spaces, an RV dump station, eight restrooms (one ADA), and 18 showers (two ADA). Maximum site length is 60 feet (may have limited availability). Campsites are reservable for arrival dates from May 15 through September 15.

The park has one primitive group camp for up to 40 people. Two group camps with five standard sites each.

The Terrell Creek Marsh is one of the few remaining saltwater/freshwater estuaries in north Puget Sound. The park features nearly two miles of beach and great views of the Canadian Gulf Islands and the Cascade Mountains. A natural game sanctuary is at the park's north end.

Birch Bay was named by botanist Archibald Menzies for its abundance of black birch trees. Menzies was on the 1792 Vancouver expedition. Archeological evidence indicates that the bay was inhabited by Semiahmoo, Lummi and Nooksack tribes since prehistoric times. At the turn of the 20th century, the huge fir trees of the area were logged with oxen and horse teams. Large old-growth stumps, with spring-board marks, remain as evidence.
Captain Vancouver stopped in Birch Bay during 1792 to calibrate instruments used to map their location and to brew beer, a common staple on the long voyage.

Birch Bay State Park has an active summer interpretive program, a 1/2 mile Terrell March Interpretive Trail and four interpretive signs throughout the park.

  • 167 sites, 0 PullThru's, 16' wide, 60' long, 30 amps

Recreation near Birch Bay State Park

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Swimming

Directions to Birch Bay State Park

From the south:
Take exit #266 off of I-5. Go left on Grandview for seven miles, then right on Jackson Road for 1/2 mile, then turn left onto Helweg.

From the north:
Take exit #266 off of I-5, and turn right onto Grandview for seven miles, then right on Jackson Road for 1/2 mile, then turn left onto Helweg.

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