Lopez Island, in Washington State's San Juan Islands in the northwest corner of the state about 100 miles north of Seattle, is a great place to come and enjoy an island way of life. Be prepared to wave, because Lopez is the Friendly Isle. The island is a bicyclist's paradise and a beachcomber's dream.
Lopez Island is the first stop on the Washington State Ferry from Anacortes. The island is 15 miles long and 8 miles wide, with 2,400 year round residents.
There's much to do on Lopez: visit Lopez Village and browse in the shops and galleries, eat in one of our fine restaurants, get fresh-baked goodies or have a drink at one of our coffee shops. There are plenty of places to explore the beach and wetlands around the Village. Visit one of our county day parks, Odlin County Park, or Spencer Spit State Park to enjoy the beach, and see wildlife in its natural element. Drive or bicycle to the south end of the island. Stop at the Southend General Store and Restaurant for groceries or a snack,then visit Watmough Bay, Point Colville, Agate Beach or Iceberg Point for delightful outdoor scenery and great hikes. Hike or ride your mountain bike up to the top of Lopez Hill for a "woodsy" experience.
Kayaking, Cycling, Whale Watching, Hiking, and Fishing: these adventures and more await you on Lopez Island, the "Jewel of the San Juan Islands."
Please browse through this website for information about Lopez and its resources. Please see our Directory for a complete listing of accommodations, restaurants, businesses, services, and community organizations. Stop by our Visitors Center for maps and brochures and talk to our staff to get all of your questions answered and get their recommendations.
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