What to do in Bay View State Park

Bay View State Park consists of 25 acres with 1,200 feet of saltwater shoreline on Padilla Bay with an unguarded saltwater beach along the perimeter.

Park amenities include parking for 150 cars (plus 12 camp visitor spaces) and a highway underpass from the camp area to the beach, 59 picnic sites and one reservation kitchen shelter (capacity of 100).

Camping facilities include a reservation group camp area (64 persons maximum), nine trailer hookup sites, 67 standard campsites, three primitive sites, a comfort station and five vault toilets. The park is on the Campsite Reservation System.

Picnicking, camping, saltwater swimming, sail boarding are some of the activities enjoyed in the park.

Bay View State Park is located seven miles west of Burlington, off State Highway 20, in Skagit County.

Washington's climate varies with each region. Bay View State Park is located in an area "protected" by surrounding ocean waters and mountain ranges. Temperatures are consistently moderate, rarely topping 80 degrees in the summer and rarely falling below 30 degrees in the winter.

Annual rainfall averages 26 inches, approximately half that of Seattle. In the summer months, and especially during July and August, the park may go for weeks without a cloud in the sky. Snowfalls occur mainly in January and February and usually total only one or two inches. Northeast winds may cause temperature extremes.

Island tides range over 14 feet. The extreme low tide of 4.0 feet to the extreme high tide of over 10 feet.

10905 Bay View - Edison Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Phone: 360-757-0227

Fax: 360-757-1029

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