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San Juan Island Beaches / Parks

Park recreational programs & activity schedule info is available at: San Juan Island Parks and Recreation

Name Phone Details
American Camp -
San Juan Island National Historical Park

Visitor Center/Ranger Station: Open All Year
September 2 - June 6
Thursday-Sunday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
June 9 - September 1
Daily, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Visitor Center: (360) 378-2902

Located six miles southeast of downtown Friday Harbor, American Camp has over 1,200 acres of grassland and beach with 9 miles of trails and spectacular marine vistas. South Beach, 4th of July Beach, Cattle Park and Jakle's Lagoon are all a part of American Camp.

A one mile, self-guided history foot trail begins in the American Camp parking lot. Ranger guided walks are also available. Facilities include picnic tables, fire pits, and restrooms.

Eagle Cove Park
Eagle Cove Road, 6 miles southeast of Friday Harbor
  A nice sandy beach great for picnicking and beachcombing.
English Camp
San Juan Island National Historical Park
Visitor Center:
June 9 - September 2
Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
 

English Camp is about nine miles northwest of downtown Friday Harbor. It contains 530 acres with 2 miles of shoreline and approximately 4 miles of trails. A self-guided history walk includes trails to the open Parade Ground, formal English garden, cemetery and up through the woods leading to breathtaking views of Canada at the top of Mt. Young. Picnic tables, restrooms, and a dinghy dock.

Fourth of July Beach   Part of American Camp - A perfect spot for a picnic or kite flying. Many people enjoy wading in Griffin Bay on a summer day.
Mt. Finlayson Nature Trail   Part of American Camp. Beautiful views of Mt. Rainier on a clear day. The trail is up 290' Mt. Finlayson.
San Juan County Park
www.sanjuanco.com/parks
(360) 378-8420

San Juan County Park is a beautiful 12 acre park located at Smallpox Bay (between Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor). Beautiful views to the Straits of Juan de Fuca, Olympic Mountains and British Columbia. Park amenities include water, flush toilets, picnic tables, fire rings, 20 campsites, boat launch & mooring buoys.

Cattle Point Lighthouse   Part of American Camp - a great spot for a picnic. Visit the Coast Guard Radio Station.
Eagle Cove   A popular sandy beach on the south side of the island.
Egg Lake   Fish for rainbow trout in April and May, and largemouth bass throughout the summer. This small year-round lake is located on the northeast end of San Juan Island. There is a public access dock and launch ramp on Egg Lake Road.
Jackson Beach
Off Pear Point Road
  Sandy beach popular for volleyball, picnics, wading and skimboarding.
Lime Kiln State Park  

Also known as "Whale Watch Park", Lime Kiln State Park is located 9 miles west of Friday Harbor. Orca whales, porpoises, seals, dolphins, and eagles frequent these shorelines during the spring and summer months. High rocky banks - no beach. Facilities include toilets, picnic sites, a lighthouse, and a viewing platform.

Reuben Tarte picnic area
Limestone Point Road
  This secluded park looks out at Saturna, Flattop, Waldron, Sucia, and Orcas Islands. Roadside parking - walk down steep trail.
San Juan Island Trails Committee
www.sanjuanislandtrails.org
  Maps and information on hiking and biking trails in the San Juans.
San Juan County Park
380 Westside Road
  Camping, picnicking, boating, scuba diving. 18 campsites.

Sportsman's Lake

 

Located approximately 3 miles northwest of Friday Harbor this 66 acre lake has a public access boat launch.

Turn Point Park  

Launch kayaks/canoes only - carry from the parking area.

Westcott Bay Reserve Sculpture Park
www.wbay.org
(360) 370-5050 A nineteen-acre nature reserve displaying over 80 sculptures. Excellent bird-watching and nature trails.
     
Samantha Bryner - Windermere Real Estate / San Juan Islands
1-800-262-3596 - (360) 378-3600 - (fax) (360) 378-5916 - email: samantha@realestatesanjuans.com
PO Box 488 | 50 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250