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About Birch Bay State Park
Campgrounds in Birch Bay
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Super nice camp sites, just a short walk to the beach and super nice clean bathrooms. The sites are well taken care of and really well sized. The near by shop is well stocked and just down the road on your way in. Highly recommend this to anyone in the area looking for a sweet site.
History of Birch Bay State Park
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.