Spencer Spit State Park

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Spencer Spit State Park
Spencer Spit State Park.jpg
Spencer Spit State Park, June 2015
Map showing the location of Spencer Spit State Park
Map showing the location of Spencer Spit State Park
Location in the state of Washington
LocationSan Juan County, Washington, United States
Coordinates48°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]
Area200 acres (81 ha)
Elevation154 ft (47 m)[1]
DesignationWashington state park
Established1967[2]
AdministratorWashington State Parks and Recreation Commission
WebsiteSpencer Spit State Park

Spencer Spit State Park is a public recreation area covering two hundred acres (81 ha) on the east side of Lopez Island in San Juan County, Washington. The state park features two sand spits that join to form a briny marsh lagoon that 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Spencer Spit State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "Spencer Spit State Park". Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Retrieved August 30, 2018.

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