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Spencer Spit Trail and State Park

Parent Category: Islands
Created: 27 June 2014
Acreage: 138 acres
Roundtrip of the trail: 1.75 miles
Features: Coast, Wildflowers, Meadows, Wildlife, Campsites

Discover Pass Required

Good for kids

Dogs allowed on leash

GPS Coordinates: N 48 32.175, W 122 51.558
Hours: Summer: 8 a.m. to dusk. Winter: Closed Oct. 30, reopens March 14.

Camping: Check-in time, 2:30 p.m. Check-out time, 1 p.m. Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Photo from North Cascades, Lopez Island, Spencer Spit State ParkPictures below will take you on a virtual tour around the park! The photos will help you to imagine this perfect hike!


  • Hiking trails
  • Boating
  • Clamming
  • Crabbing
  • Diving
  • Saltwater fishing
  • Swimming
  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Fire circle
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Kayak and bike rentals and tours are available

Photo from North Cascades, Lopez Island, Spencer Spit State Park


Spencer Spit State Park is a wonderful 138-acre marine park with gorgeous camping possibilities that is situated on Lopez Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This place is famous among the tourists and is a popular place for crabbing, car-top boating, clamming and, of course, camping.

The park got its’ name thanks to the sand in the lagoon. Native Americans used this perfect place for fishing, crabbing and clamming.

Photo from North Cascades, Lopez Island, Spencer Spit State Park

In 1967, the land was bought by State Parks and developed into a wonderful recreational spot.

It is located just in four miles from the ferry station, so Spencer Spit is an ideal place for camping camp if you’re on bikes.

Spencer Spit is a gorgeous and stunning beach of pebbles and sand that can be hiked all the year round. Low-tide-time is great for exploring the marine life. Here you will find lots of sea stars and other creatures.

Spencer Spit State Park Trail is a 0.5 mile out and back trail, which runs near Lopez Island. It offers wonderful views and can be hiked even by kids. It should be said that scenic sand spit encloses a lagoon in this State Park. When you come here, it’s easy to loose the sense of time, because time here stops. The picture is so perfect and peaceful and you really want to stop the clock.

Photo from North Cascades, Lopez Island, Spencer Spit State Park

You can enjoy this time by camping in one of the 37 tents that offer wonderful sense of unity with nature.

Start your hike at the trailhead and immediately you will see a junction. If you turn right, you will be able to rest at the picnic area. It is also recommended to take a wide trail when the tide is high, because there are lots of beached logs here.

An important thing to do on this hike is to explore the log cabin. It is a replica of a construction that was built out of driftwood logs. This place is perfect for enjoying playful birds and calm waters.


From the Lopez ferry landing

Take Ferry Road south for about 1.2 miles. Turn left onto Port Stanley Road, turn left onto Baker View Road, which is signed "Spencer Spit".

These pictures were taken on June 12, 2014

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Photo: Roman Khomlyak

Photo Editing: Pavlo Petryshyn

Information: Marina Petrova

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