Other than a great wine pairing, lunch at The Oyster Bar and Eagle spotting may be the next best duo. Start at Larrabee State Park to catching a glimpse of nesting bald eagles. Call ahead for a reservation to wrap things up with lunch.
HABITAT: Forest, lakes, streams, saltwater coves, rocky tidepools and mountain views.
WILDLIFE: Douglas squirrels, black-tailed deer, coyotes, foxes, rabbits, skunks, porcupines, and Townsend’s big eared bats in forested area. Beaver and river otters by lakes and sea stars, octopus, Dungeness crabs and sea cucumbers in rocky tidepools.
VIEWING: Hike up to 15 miles of trails; then explore the shoreline for intertidal species. Scan waters for orca whales year-round.
ACCESS: State Park lands. I-5 Exit 231. Northwest onto Chuckanut Dr. 14.4 miles to park entrance.