We won’t promise you can see Russia from Bay View State Park, but on a clear day, you can catch a glimpse of the Olympic Mountains, Mount Rainier and the San Juan Islands! Lining the 1,285-ft Padilla Bay saltwater shoreline, the campground has 46 tent spaces, 30 utility spaces, six cabins, two restrooms, and six showers. Sites are divided into three sections, and here’s the scoop: Sites 1-9 offer killer views but are for RVs only (viva la #vanlife), 10-30 face a 1.5-acre grassy lawn, perfect for tikes, and 31-76 have a parking place, stove, picnic table, and space to pitch a tent. If you’re just stopping in without gear, Bay View offers six cabins set among Douglas Fir trees with views of Padilla Bay and the San Juan Islands. Wander seconds from your site to find boating, swimming, sailboarding, beachfront fire pits and a volleyball field, but watch out, looks can be deceiving--Padilla Bay is heavily influenced by tidal action and becomes a large mud flat during low tides.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
85 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available


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Bay View State Park
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48.488° N, 122.479° W
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 85 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)