Mount Vernon Washington 98273
Bay View State Park derives its name from the community of Bay View. The 25-acre park features picnicking (with six sheltered and 62 unsheltered picnic tables), camping, swimming and sail boarding. The park is open year-round for camping and day use. Some campsites are closed in winter. The beach shelter capacity is 175 people. It provides a view of Padilla Bay, two large barbecues and ADA access, but no electricity. Rental fees vary depending on size of the group. Activities include waterskiing, clamming, volleyball, horseshoes, wildlife viewing, among others. To reserve, call (888) CAMPOUT or (888) 226-7688.
The Washington State Parks system includes more than 125 developed parks and includes about a quarter million acres. To make a reservation at more then 60 Washington state parks, contact Washington State Parks from May 15 to Sept. 15.
Other Washington State Parks nearby:
(Mount Vernon) Bay View State Park
(Blaine) Birch Bay State Park
(Stanwood) Camano Island State Park
(Oak Harbor) Deception Pass State Park
(Coupeville) Ebey's Landing State Park
(Coupeville) Fort Casey State Park
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04/09 Coming to The Mount Vernon area
Seattle Japanese Cultural Festival Seattle WA April26-28 The festival features Japanese exhibits, performances, and demonstrations. Held at the Seattle Center in the Fisher Pavilion. The annual festival began in 1976 with a gift of 1,000 cherry trees to the city of Seattle from the Japanese government to celebrate the U.S. Bicentennial.
Grays Harbor Shorebird Festival Hoquiam WA April26-28 Witness the migrating shorebirds at Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge and other birding hotspots in Grays Harbor County.
Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest Leavenworth WA May16-19 Learn about the wide variety of migratory birds that come here for a brief, but important part of their year: the breeding season. Hear the songs sung only during the breeding season.
Northwest Folklife Festival Seattle WA May24-27 Music and dance performances, visual arts, folklore exhibits, hands-on children's activities, workshops, crafts, food, demonstrations, and more!
Berry Dairy Days Burlington WA June13-16 Fresh local strawberry shortcake, spectacular fireworks show, fabulous parades, Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, entertainment stage with live music, nostalgic Berry Cool Car Show.
Bellevue Strawberry Festival Bellevue WA June22-23 Entertainment, an auto show, vendors, food, and family fun are all highly visible parts of the festivities.