The Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory is located on Rosario Beach, next to Deception Pass State Park in the northwest corner of Washington state. The lab includes more than 40 acres of timberland, hills, wetlands, and beachfront on the beautiful Rosario Strait. From our cabins you can view the Straits of Juan de Fuca, the Olympic Mountains, Vancouver Island, and the San Juan Islands. The cities of Anacortes and Oak Harbor are 15 minutes away. Less than an hour's drive takes you to Bellingham or Everett. In just a bit longer you can be in Seattle or Vancouver B.C. Ferry transportation will get you to Friday Harbor, Port Townsend, and Victoria B.C.
Housing facilities include four cabins on the beach, 18 cabins in the upper area, and a seven-room residence hall in the upper area. Wireless internet is available in most areas and buildings.
Caring for Rosario
Our facilities are just steps away from Rosario Beach, a stunning display of amazing marine and short life. Learn more about the wonders of Rosario Beach, and how we can work together to keep it beautiful for generations to come, through this Rosario Beach Natural Area Stewardship Agreement.
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Information to help you reserve Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory facilities, including rental rates and cancelation policies.