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Little Cranberry Lake is located within Anacortes Community Forest Lands on Fidalgo Island in the northwestern corner of the U.S. state of Washington. The lake is deepened by a dam on the northern end which was constructed in the 1930s. … Continue reading

Fishing, boating, weather and lake information all in one place for Heart Lake (near Anacortes) in Skagit County, Washington and has boat launch access. Location: 2 miles S of Anacortes. Information to include topographical and bathymetric maps, WDFW special fishing … Continue reading

Great beach access, plenty of hiking trails, tide pools, picnic areas and more. Find out more

Bowman Bay is part of the Deception Pass Washington State Park. The bay is on the north side of the Deception Pass bridge.

Cap Sante Park (1000 W Avenue) is a 37 acre forested promontory at the eastern edge of Anacortes. It is primarily a viewpoint overlooking the marina, the City of Anacortes, March Point, Fidalgo Bay and the Cascades. A remnant of … Continue reading

Mt. Erie is a 160 acre Park. It includes the summit of Mt. Erie, the highest point of Fidalgo Island and is part of the former Anacortes watershed. There is a small parking area and a road to the top … Continue reading

A 110-acre Skagit County Park with the largest remaining undeveloped waterfront on Fidalgo Island near Anacortes. Highlights include a freshwater beaver pond and the stunning views of Rosario Strait. A short 3/4 -mile walk through old growth firs, madronas, and … Continue reading

Whistle Lake is a small lake located within city limits in Anacortes Community Forest Lands southeast of central Anacortes, Washington. Though not directly accessible by vehicle, Whistle Lake attracts thousands of visitors each year. The lake may be reached by … Continue reading

Washington Park sits on a peninsula at the west end of Fidalgo Island. The 220-acre city park features camping, a boat launch, and day use picnic sites. A scenic 2.2-mile loop road winds through the park’s forested hills and meadows with views of the San Juan Islands and Olympic Mountains. Continue reading

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