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Bay View State Park Campground Washington

Bay View State Park Overview

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Bay View State Park Campground has 76 campsites and is located on Padilla Bay offering spectacular views of the San Juan Islands. All campsites can be reserved. There are 46 tent sites, 29 partial-hookup sites and 6 cabins. The campground has drinking water, flush toilets and hot showers ($) 2 restrooms and 6 showers. There’s also a group beach shelter (175 person capacity) with 2 large BBQs. Overflow parking is available.  Firewood and ice are available for sale at the campground. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring and grill.

Campsites 1 to 9 (for trailers and RVs, but no hookups) will give you the best chance for magnificent views of Padilla Bay and the San Juan Islands. All campsites are back-in and maximum size is 50 feet. Campsites 10-30 (back-in hookup sites / 40 foot maximum) provide a view of a nice grassy area where the kids can play to their hearts content. Campsites 31-76 can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs (from 25-40 feet).

Each of the Bay View State Park cabins can accommodate up to 4 people. Each has a double bed and two single bunks. Pets are permitted in the cabins for an additional fee. Smoking is not allowed. Bed linens are not provided. Cooking is allowed in the kitchenettes. All cabins have electricity, but no restrooms/showers.

Bay View State Park Area Recreation

Bay View State Park has 1,285 feet of saltwater shoreline on Padilla Bay, one of 28 existing national marine estuaries. Also (on clear days), you can see the Olympic Mountains to the west and Mt. Rainier to the south. Outdoor activities include boating (boat ramp a few blocks away), canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, biking, sail boarding, swimming, waterskiing, beach combing, metal detecting and wildlife viewing.

Larrabee State Park and Deception Pass State Park are both about 15 miles away.

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  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Electrical Hookup
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Grills
  • Overflow Parking
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • RV Hookups
  • Showers
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Combing
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Ocean
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Sailboarding
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Sports
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wind Surfing
10901 Bayview Edison Road
Mt Vernon, Washington 98273
360 757-0227
Lat / Long:

48.48762, -122.47985

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Bay View State Park Comments & Reviews

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16 Comments on “Bay View State Park”

  1. Sarah Pratt says:

    Can you make reservations?

    • Hi Sarah, Yes you can make camping reservations at Bay View State Park. Go to our camping page HERE and click on the Make A Reservation link to check availability/make a reservation.

  2. Jessica Swink says:

    We rented cabin 3 for 2 nights. Are the cabins heated and have electricity? Also, I have seen on some reviews that you have to pay to take a shower? Is this true? Is there water close to the cabins for drinking and cooking?

    • Hi Jessica,

      Each of the Bay View State Park cabins can accommodate up to 4 people. Each has a double bed and two single bunks. Pets are permitted in the cabins for an additional fee. Smoking is not allowed. Bed linens are not provided. Cooking is allowed in the kitchenettes. All cabins have electricity, but no restrooms/showers. You’ll use the restrooms and coin operated showers in the campground.

      • Jessica Swink says:

        Are there water faucets nearthe cabins for drinking and cooking? What is the price of the coin operates showers?

      • Hi Jessica,

        I recommend calling the Park directly to see if there is water nearby the cabins and the price of coin operated showers at Bay View State Park:360 757-0227

  3. Jessica Swink says:

    I already tries to call and there was no answer, I also left a message and no one called me back!

    • Perhaps someone here knows.
      CampsitePhotos.com is not associated with the campgrounds listed on our site. We provide the photos of each campsite – like the Bay View State Park Campground photos, and some more information.
      We will keep looking for an answer too!

  4. We reserved the double site it was too small for our rv’s even though they told us they would fit with extra room. Tried to cancel our reservations an they said no it’s a big disappointment that bay view state park and Washington state would miss represent an pull this it’s disgusting

  5. Machelle Maylone says:

    How much is it to stay a week? We have a travel trailer that’s 19 feet.

    • Hi Machelle,
      The per night rate for trailers under 20 feet at Bay View State Park is $30 per night. You can click on the ‘Make A Reservation’ button to check availability, pricing and make a reservation. Have a great time!

  6. Love this park for its location! Close to the San Juan ferry, Whidbey Island, Bellingham hiking trails, Anacortes Forest trails. We make the trip over from the Methow Valley to get a dose of civilization!

  7. John S Villasenor says:

    First time that we’ve stayed at Bay View State Park. It wasn’t the nicest of weekends… very wet and cold with high winds. The water was turned off at the site for winter, but the ranger was helpful and pointed us to where we could top our fresh water tank there at the park. It was very handy to have a dump station at the park with a hose to flush the tanks as well.

    It is a smaller park, but we had direct access to the beach, the Bay View Shoreline Trail and several other good hikes. Quick and easy access to Whidbey, Anacortes, and Bellingham so it makes a good home base for several days of activities.

    It’s a great state park… would recommend it for anyone who is looking for a smaller foot print with good access to the surrounding cities/towns. The guests, ranger, support staff, and camp host were all tremendously helpful and friendly!

  8. Meg Peterson says:

    Is there an additional parking lot for extra vehicles that don’t fit on a campsite?

  9. Kay Burns says:

    We stayed here on June 6, 2022. The trailer campsites are in a poor state of repair. Many have standing water and the ground is damp due to lack of gravel. Our picnic table had a partly melted top and was so unstable on the eroded slope it was not usable. The tent sites were very wet and sloping. It looks as if Washington State Parks and Recreation has totally neglected this park for several years. The campsites need ditching and a load of gravel each and levelling. The fees are expensive ($40.00/night) plus a Discovery Pass, so it is definitely not worth it to stay at this park.

    On the other hand, the campground host was very friendly and the restrooms were spotless, which was under her control. The poorly maintained infrastructure is not.

    I will be writing to the State to voice my concerns.

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