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Lime Kiln Point State Park Interpretive Center

1567 Westside Rd, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8602
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Visiting Lime Kiln Point was beautiful. Highly recommend visiting it in the early morning before... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Oswego, Illinois
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The folks behind the counter were knowledgeable and friendly. The display was detailed but would... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Seal Beach, California
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Visit the Interpretive Center while you are at Lime Kiln Point State Park. Come learn about the orca whales that frequent our shores, the historic lime kilns & lighthouse that are in Lime Kiln Point State Park. The Interpretive Center staffed by Friends of Lime Kiln Society (FOLKS) volunteers and all donations support the Center and other FOLKS programs & projects in Lime Kiln Point State Park. There is also a small gift shop in the Interpretive Center.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1567 Westside Rd, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8602
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Visiting Lime Kiln Point was beautiful. Highly recommend visiting it in the early morning before all the tourists show up and bikers if you want some nice photos. This is an orca whale hotspot, even though we didn't see any whales while visiting, but it...More

Thank malymurphy17
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The folks behind the counter were knowledgeable and friendly. The display was detailed but would also keep a kid's attention. The center is easy to access and the day we visited there was a box of fresh Washington apples available for snacks.

1  Thank Partypoodle
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This place is stunning. They keep tracking records of the Orca. And have tons of information about viewing them. Well worth the visit.

Thank aimeer209
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I was there in late August, early September and some of the leaves were already changing to fall colors. Beautiful coastal scenery without any crowds. This is a great place to be at sunset, especially at West End, just south of this park.

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 4 January 2017

If you want to learn about Orcas or the history of the Lime Kilns this is the place to visit. If you are there during the summer months there is a good chance you will see Orcas off the light house point, they even have...More

1  Thank 83jaf
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped as we were driving around the Island. Beautiful lighthouse and view. Orcas were there the month before in July. We knew that but planned the kayak trip anyway and left a day on the island to explore. Well worth it.

Thank aimeer209
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Very scenic - the drive to, the short hike to the lighthouse and the park & lighthouse. As an added bonus there are docents/whale experts available onsite, listening for the appearances of the whales and to provide information about the rich flora and fauna found...More

Thank Bellauno
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We went at the end of the season and were fortunate to see about 12 whales. It was amazing and so soul warming! Beautiful day and the area is spectacular. Definitely need to hike around and see this area if you are on the island.

Thank Clown4321
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Great hiking area and great point to sit and watch for orcas. We were lucky the day we went to see several swim by.

Thank webbydeb1
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We happened by the lighthouse at the right time. The volunteer is tuned to the radio frequency used by whale watching boats. She heard that some whales were making their way up the coastline and told us where to go to (probably) get the best...More

1  Thank ghodecker
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11 December 2016|
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Response from Tjb91148 | Reviewed this property |
We actually never saw any transportation but others said they are. If you are going to the other Islands you might need a car. I would think you need a car to go see Mt. Constitution on Orca Island. That is the best view I... More
30 May 2016|
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Response from Tom H | Reviewed this property |
Washington State Ferry from Anacortes to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. About a 1 hour trip. Lime Kiln Park is on the west side of the island about 20 to 30 minutes from Friday Harbor.
21 May 2016|
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Response from Tom H | Reviewed this property |
No, take a lunch or plan on food elsewhere. Roche Harbor has places to eat.