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Birch Bay State Park Campground

Northern Puget Sound, Washington

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  • Restroom and shower facilities on the north loop.- Birch Bay State Park Campground
  • A standard campsite on the north loop.- Birch Bay State Park Campground
  • A standard campsite on the north loop.- Birch Bay State Park Campground
  • A campsite with views out to Birch Bay.- Birch Bay State Park Campground
  • A view of Birch Bay from a campsite on the north loop.- Birch Bay State Park Campground
  • One of 20 RV hook-up sites.- Birch Bay State Park Campground
  • A family of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) on Terrell Creek.- Birch Bay State Park Campground
  • A footbridge over Terrell Creek that connects the day use beach area to the campground.- Birch Bay State Park Campground
  • Terrell Creek.- Birch Bay State Park Campground
  • The wilderness theater in the community area.- Birch Bay State Park Campground
  • The basketball court in the community area.- Birch Bay State Park Campground
  • Picnic tables in a group of cedars.- Birch Bay State Park Campground
  • One of two sheltered picnic areas in the community area.- Birch Bay State Park Campground
  • The primitive group campsite that accommodates up to 40 people.- Birch Bay State Park Campground
  • A standard site on the south loop.- Birch Bay State Park Campground
  • A trail in the south loop.- Birch Bay State Park Campground
  • Direct Birch Bay beach access.- Birch Bay State Park Campground
  • The large day use area, reservable kitchen shelter, and restroom facilities near Terrell Creek.- Birch Bay State Park Campground
  • - Birch Bay State Park Campground
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Pros: 
Direct access to Birch Bay. Interpretive trail.
Cons: 
Few RV hook-up sites.
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Region:
Northern Puget Sound, WA
Managed by: 
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Washington Discovery Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer
Reservations possible: 
Yes
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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If you are looking to get into nature and you prefer to retain the convenience of nearby restroom facilities and showers, Birch Bay State Park Campground is a great choice. With 170 sites spread throughout the 194-acre park, it’s pretty easy to find a quiet corner during most of the season. Perhaps the best perk here is the 1.5-mile seashore on Birch Bay, which is directly accessible by way of bridge over the flowing freshwaters of Terrell Creek. This can add exciting water activities to your itinerary, or even shellfish or crab options to your outdoor dinner menu.

Cedar trees scattered throughout the campground's well-developed community area create a nice atmosphere for picnics, shooting some hoops on the basketball court, or hanging out at the wilderness theater. Groups up to 40 can be accommodated via the one secluded group camp or by reserving a group of five adjacent standard sites. Fees vary with the size of group. 

If you are camping on the more primitive south loop, you'll hear a good amount of wildlife activity from nearby Terrell Creek Marsh. Views are limited from the sites, but you can satisfy your curiosity by taking a stroll on the 0.5 mile Terrell Marsh Trail loop. 

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