Cattle Point to Lime Kiln State Point Park

Estimated Travel Time: 40 minutes


Retrace your route until you see a sign on your right for Little Road.

Turn left and when you reach Douglas Road, turn left again.

Douglas Road becomes Bailer Hill Road.

The next 5.5 miles to Lime Kiln Lighthouse Whale Watch Park are very enjoyable and scenic.

Consider taking a side trip 1/4 mile up Wold Road to the beautiful Pelindaba lavender farm.

During your adventure, if you want to stop and enjoy the scenery, please make sure to use one of the turnouts. This section of roadway offers some of the most diverse views of the island, open pastures, distant mountains, and bluffs overlooking the ocean.

The Whale Watch Park is the most popular spot on the island and chances are good that, during the summer months, you may spot a pod of orca whales. We have three ”resident” pods of Orca whales (J, K, and L) that call the waters off San Juan Island home from May to  October.

Park your moped, Scoot Coupe or Pedego in the parking lot, and take the short trail to the whale watching area. During the summer months, park rangers and occasionally whale researchers are around to answer your questions. The park is a great place to relax, picnic, whale watch and take in the splendid scenery. Toilet facilities, picnic tables and water are available.