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Padilla Bay is located in Skagit County in Washington State. It's part of the Salish Sea, which includes the Straits of Juan de Fuca, Puget Sound, Hood Canal, Georgia Straits, and the waters around the Gulf and San Juan Islands.

Driving Directions

Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
10441 Bayview-Edison Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-9668

Take Interstate 5 north from Seattle or south from Bellingham to exit 231,near Burlington. Just west of the freeway bridge (near the State Patrol Office), take Josh Wilson Road west toward Anacortes about 6 miles. At the end of Josh Wilson, turn right onto Bay View-Edison Road. Drive north less than one mile, past Bay View State Park. The Breazeale Interpretive Center will be on your right, 1/4 mile past the State Park.

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Our trails and parking lot are always open and free of charge.

The Breazeale Interpretive Center (offices, exhibits and fish tanks) is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 to 5:00 - closed on official State holidays.

There's someone here to answer the phones seven days each week from 8:30 to 5:00 except on official State holidays.

Public Meeting Rooms Public Meeting Rooms Public Meeting Rooms Theater and Exhibits Theater and Exhibits Theater and Exhibits Library and Staff Offices Scientific Laboratory Scientific Laboratory Breazale House Breazale House Breazale House Aquarium Aquarium Aquarium Aquarium Breazale Barn Guesthouse Guesthouse Guesthouse Guesthouse Beach Access Beach Access

1. Public Meeting Rooms
    2. Theater and Exhibits
    3. Aquarium
        4. Library and staff offices

5. Scientific laboratory
  6. Breazeale House
  7. Breazeale barn
8. Guesthouse
      9. Beach access