Contact the Reserve

Padilla Bay is located in Skagit County at the northeast corner of Puget Sound. 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.

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



Office hours

  • Our trails and parking lot are always open.
  • The Breazeale Interpretive Center is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - closed on official state holidays.
  • Staff is available to answer phones Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 360-428-1558


  • Interstate 5 Exit 230, just north of Mount Vernon
  • Highway 20 West toward Anacortes about 6 miles
  • Right at stop light onto Bay View-Edison Road
    Farm House Inn Restaurant is at this intersection
  • North five miles, past Bay View State Park
  • Breazeale Interpretive Center will be on your right
    1/4 mile past the state park