Spencer Spit State Park Trail

Lopez Island, Washington

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A child-fascinating sand spit encloses a saltwater lagoon in a state park on Lopez Island. Homesteaded at the beginning of the century, the spit houses a replica of the original cabin at its tip, inviting children to come and play in it. Two mirages may disappoint them, however: No, the spit does not reach Frost Island (there is a deep, swift channel separating them), and no, they cannot play in the lagoon and marsh. These are fragile areas reserved for birds and other marine life. But abundant other activities present themselves to kids, and they will not want to leave Spencer Spit.
Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

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Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades

by Joan Burton (The Mountaineers Books)

A child-fascinating sand spit encloses a saltwater lagoon in a state park on Lopez Island. Homesteaded at the beginning of the century, the spit houses a replica of the original cabin at its tip, inviting children to come and play in it.

Two mirages may disappoint them, however: No, the spit does not reach Frost Island (there is a deep, swift channel separating them), and no, they cannot play in the lagoon and marsh. These are fragile areas reserved for birds and other marine life. But abundant other activities present themselves to kids, and they will not want to leave Spencer Spit.

©  Joan Burton/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Lopez Island
Distance: 0.5
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day hike or backpack
Season: Year round
Trailhead Elevation: 50 feet
Top Elevation: 50 feet
Local Contacts: Spencer Spit State Park
Local Maps: Washington State Parks map
Driving Directions: Directions to Spencer Spit State Park Trail

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