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Yes
Difficulty
Moderate / Class B
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Burrows Island is located just to the south of Fidalgo Head and the Anacortes Ferry, and it is easily accessed from Washington Park. The trip out is an exciting paddle through the narrow channels separating Burrows Island and Fidalgo Head and Allan Island (privately owned). The currents in these channels can be very strong, and they offer the paddler an opportunity to play in the eddies and tidal rips that often form throughout the route. On the western side of Burrows there is an abandoned lighthouse that can be explored either from the coast or from the trails that lead there from the Cascadia Marine Trail site located on the eastern shores of the island. You'll also have ample opportunity to explore the nearby tide pools.  

Puget Sound Lighthouses

In total, the Puget Sound is home to 19 U.S. lighthouses still standing, not all of which are currently in use. Lighthouses and light stations include (from north to south):

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Tidal pools. Solitude. Abandoned lighthouse. Fun currents.

Cons

Tidal rips.

Address

Washington Park Loop
Anacortes, WA 98221
United States

Features

Backcountry camping
Whale watching
Wildlife
Bird watching
Wildlife

Site characteristics: Water

Sound/Strait

Portage required

No

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

12/30/2016
Absolutely beautiful - especially in nice weather. Be prepared for rip tides like the description says. Also take lots of photos! The sun gives off tremendous colors during sunset.
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