Pull up a camp chair, place it facing north, sit down and stay awhile. Bay View State Park on Padilla Bay overlooks the San Juan Islands and offers up magnificent views of the archipelago. On clear or partially clear evenings, the skies light up and cast the islands in silhouette against the bright sunset colors.

Into active adventures? Get out on the water for sailboarding, waterskiing, paddle sports, fishing, and swimming. Looking for relaxation? Lounge in camping chairs or enjoy the porch swing in your rental cabin.

This tiny park has a larger, interesting neighbor: Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve makes up 11,000 acres of the bay and draws students, scientists, activists, and citizens for research, education, awareness, and training. This reserve is one of five such protected areas in the western United States. Its habitat includes open waters, eelgrass beds, intertidal bays, uplands, freshwater sloughs, and a high salt marsh.


Bay View State Park
10901 Bayview Edison Rd, Mt Vernon, WA 98273, United States



The park is open year round for camping and day use. Some campsites are closed in winter.


8 a.m. – dusk


8 a.m. – dusk


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Contact Details

Phone: (360) 757-0227

Official Website: Bay View State Park


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Bay View State Park:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


Bay View State Park is a must-visit state park in Washington. Check out other state parks in Washington here.

Washington State Parks