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Birch Bay State Park

Puget Sound and Islands > Bellingham Area
48.9069, -122.7660 Map & Directions
Length
1.5 miles of trails
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  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Coast

Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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Terrell Creek Marsh is one of the few remaining saltwater/freshwater estuaries in northern Puget Sound. The half mile loop through a mixed forest of maple, alder, paper birch, cedars, and hemlock has 10 informative signs along the way. There are 1.5 miles of saltwater shoreline to explore. Continue reading

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Hiking Birch Bay State Park

Terrell Creek Marsh is one of the few remaining saltwater/freshwater estuaries in northern Puget Sound. The half mile loop through a mixed forest of maple, alder, paper birch, cedars, and hemlock has 10 informative signs along the way. There are 1.5 miles of saltwater shoreline to explore.

Hiking opportunities at Birch Bay SP include the 1/2 mile Terrell Marsh Loop and 1.5 miles of saltwater shoreline. Migratory waterfowl, American Bald Eagles, Great Blue Heron, and smaller song birds can be seen.

Terrell Creek Marsh is one of the few remaining saltwater/freshwater estuaries in northern Puget Sound. The 1/2 mile loop through a mixed forest of maple, alder, paper birch, cedars, and hemlock has 10 informative signs along the way. There are 1.5 miles of saltwater shoreline to explore.

Birch Bay State Park

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 48.9069, -122.7660 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Discover Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

I-5 Exit 266. West onto Grandview Road, 7 miles. North onto Jackson Road, .8 mile, west onto Helweg Road, .6 mile to park.

More Hike Details

Trailhead

Puget Sound and Islands > Bellingham Area

Washington State Parks

Guidebooks & Maps

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife brochure

"Western Washington Interstate 5 Wildlife Viewing"

Washington State Parks Birch Bay State Park PDF Map: https://bit.ly/2QFvAkN

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