Washington Park, Little Cranberry Lake & Big Beaver Pond

An easy walk on the beautiful trails in the Anacortes Community Forest Lands. Enjoy the natural environment within the town of Anacortes.

Driving Directions

Washington Park

From Northbound I-5 take Exit 230 and follow SR 20 west for 11.7 miles to the junction with SR 20-spur into Anacortes. Turn right on Commerial Ave. to 12th St. Turn left on 12th St. and continue for approx 3 miles. 12th St. becomes Sunset Ave.  Stay to the left to avoid the ferry access road. Continue on Sunset Ave. for 0.9 mile to the day use parking at the Washington Park entrance.

On the Trail

Starting at Washington Park walk along urban areas  to connect with the trail system at Little Cranberry Lake. Hike scenic trails along Little Cranberry Lake and Big Beaver Pond. After a stroll through a residential neighborhood with beautiful water views, pass Skyline Marina on your way to Washington Park ending with a scenic walk through the park.


  • To avoid  overcrowded trail conditions, separate into two groups  30 minutes apart, if you have more than 12 in your group. 
  • Have lunch slightly beyond the halfway point at Tugboat Park with nice water views.
  • On the Google map, Little Cranberry Lake is labeled Cranberry Lake and Big Beaver Pond id labelled Little Cranberry Lake.
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
  • Length: 11.0
  • Elevation Gain: 600 ft
  • 300 ft
  • Green Trails Deception Pass No. 41S

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