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Chuckanut Bay Shorelands

Chuckanut Bay Shorelands

Amenities & Features


6:00 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.


The Chuckanut Bay Shorelands lie in the South and Edgemoor Neighborhoods of Bellingham.  Turn west off Chuckanut Drive (SR11) at 21st Street behind the Chuckanut Bay Art and Sculpture Gallery and then immediately turn west (right) on Fairhaven Avenue.  Proceed straight to the shoreline of the bay.  Please observe parking and use signs.  Walkers and bikers can reach the entrance at 21st Street from the Interurban Trail using Lake Samish Road and Chuckanut Drive.



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More Information

Northeast Chuckanut Bay is Bellingham's richest and most biologically diverse estuary.  Birds and other wildlife are easily disturbed by human activity, especially when gathering during migration or roosting along the shore.  Please avoid walking on the mudflats and marshes and limit your travel to improved roads and trails and upper beach areas.  The tidal basin is also known as "Mud Bay" after a navigational description used on some charts and maps.

Shellfish gathering is ONLY allowed under Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife permitting regulations and ONLY when the area is open under the authority of Health Officials. 

For more information about this park contact the Parks & Recreation Main Office.

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