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State, County, City and other Public Parks

These parks are not in a particular order.  All of the parks are within about half an hour or less drive of the Bed and Breakfast here in Bow.  If golfing is your thing there are also a few golf courses close to Carriage Hill Farm. Only public lands are on this list some do charge entry or use fees.  A Discovery Pass works for the day use area at the State Parks.  Please help us keep Skagit county clean and take with you what you brought.


Bay View State Park is a public recreation area located on Padilla Bay The state park's 66 acres include 1,285 feet of shoreline and facilities for camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming and beachcombing.

Bay View

State Park

Distance 3.7 Miles



Oyster Dome is about a 2 mile hike from the trailhead .  Plan on about 2 1/2 hours car to viewpoint and back. This hike is not for the faint of heart nor is the road to the trailhead.

Oyster Dome Trailhead

Distance:  10.7 Miles



The Padilla Bay Reserve is nestled just north of the quiet community of Bay View. The reserve is a place where a massive eelgrass meadow is studied and protected.  A great place for a flat hike.

Padilla Bay National Estuarine

Distance 4.6 Miles


Deception Pass State Park

At about 3,854 acres over two islands the park is Washington's most-visited state park offering mysterious coves, rugged cliffs, jaw-dropping sunsets, 

and a stomach-dropping high bridge.

Distance: varies


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Park - Anacortes

This 220-acre city park that juts into Rosario Strait on the western edge of Anacortes offers territorial views, camping, a boat launch, day-use picnic sites & a scenic loop road.

Distance:  19 Miles


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Cranberry Lake Park - Anacortes

Cranberry Lake is in the Anacortes City Forrest Lands.  It is a great little park with hiking trails, Mountain bike trails and a kyak or canoe launch.  There is access from many places.

Link to park map

Distance: 17.5 Miles


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