Spencer Spit State Park

Spencer Spit State Park is a 138-acre marine and camping park situated on Lopez Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The park is named for the lagoon-enclosing sand spit on which it rests. The park has a reputation for excellent crabbing, clamming, and car-top boating. This is one of the few state parks in the San Juan Islands that is accessible by automobile. A sand spit encloses a salt chuck lagoon.

Discover Pass: A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.


  1. Boating
  2. Camping
  3. History
  4. Maps

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
The park provides three picnic shelters without electricity. One shelter is reservable and includes four picnic tables, a barbecue grill, fire pit and water spigot. The other two picnic shelters include two picnic tables each.

Activities
Trails
  • 2 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
  • Boating
  • Clamming
  • Crabbing
  • Diving
  • Saltwater fishing
  • Swimming
Other Activities & Features
  • Beach exploration
  • Bird watching
  • Fire circle
  • Wildlife viewing
Interpretive Opportunities
The park offers a Junior Ranger interpretive program from July 5th through Labor Day.

Additional Information
  • Kayak and bike rentals and tours are available, for more information, call 425-883-9039.
    • Kayak rental (singles) $20 first hour, $9 each additional hour. Fiberglass singles, doubles, and triples available.
    • Kayak tours starting at $40 per person.
    • Bike rental $5 per hour.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.