Lily Point Marine Park

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Located at the southeast point of Point Roberts between Boundary Bay and the Strait of Georgia, the Lily Point property consists of around 90 acres of uplands and 39 acres of Class two tidelands. With healthy upland forests, marine riparian forest, tidelands, and exceptional near-shore sediment, this property is vital to the local ecosystems health and is highly valuable to the overall health of the Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia. The upland portion of the property is home to a diverse mix of native forest plants found at sea level within the Puget Sound and the Strait of Georgia. The marin riparian forest offers vital shade and benthic prey for salmon within the property. The habitat is benicar for local species such as Orcas, Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Salmon, and Eelgrass. The land is vital to the Co-Salish Indigenous groups within the area and it is still used today for certain cultural practices.

Why we love this land

The Lily Point property is an extremely valuable property that is home to an impressive marine riparian forest and class two tidelands. The ecosystem within the property is essential to the health of the Puget Sound and the diverse landscape of the property provided vital habitat to a wide array of local upland and marine organisms.


Ownership and Management

Lily Point is managed by Whatcom County Parks and Recreation. This property was granted to the Whatcom Land Trust via a conservation easement by Whatcom County.


The Lily Point Property is located at the southeast point of Point Roberts between Boundary Bay and the Strait of Georgia in Whatcom County. 


Parking lot available

Restoration Efforts

Identified as a priority protection site in the Puget Sound Action Team Recovery Plan, the Lily Point Property has been protected under the general goals of the Salmon Recovery Plan. Both the WLT and Whatcom County have been monitoring human impact and use of the property to prevent activities that damage the ecological health of the habitat. Both groups have also monitored and removed invasive species from the property. The WLT has spent time working on the restoration of non-functioning habitat within the property as well. Stewardship has been promoted within the community through work parties, tours, and educational opportunities offered throughout the property.

Usage Rules

Please follow Whatcom County rules and regulations for this park