San Juan Island was the site of one of the first European settlements in the San Juan Islands of Washington State and its parks reflect that long and rich history. American Camp and British Camp commemorate the 1859 border dispute known as the “Pig War” between Great Britain and the United States. Both Camp parks also feature exhibitions about colonial life and technology in the 1800s. Nature parks are just as abundant including San Juan County Park with beautiful views of Vancouver Island and an abundance of campsites. Lime Kiln Point features a preserved Lighthouse and Marine Observatory and is one of the best locations to observe the local orca whale pods. Days and days of activities await in the beautiful San Juan Islands of Washington State.
San Juan Island is well known for splendid vistas, saltwater shore, quiet woodlands, orca whales and one of the last remaining native prairies in the Puget Sound/Northern Straits region. But it was also here in 1859 that the United States and Great Britain nearly went to war over possession of the island, the crisis ignited by the death of a pig.
Call (360) 378-2240, San Juan Island
San Juan County Park is open for day use and overnight camping on San Juan Island. Reservations for Summer camping (May - September) are strongly recommended at this popular campground. See Camping for information on making reservations. This beautiful park, located on the west side of San Juan Island, includes rocky bluffs and gravel beaches that overlook Haro Strait with views to the Straits of San Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island. Most sites have water views across an open meadow surrounded by trees. Park amenities include water, flush toilets, small picnic shelter, picnic tables, beach and boat launch. Click here to read about the park's "colorful, rich" history.
San Juan Islands park islands including Blind Island, Clark Island, Doe Island, Jones Island, Matia Island, Patos Island, Posey Island, Stuart Island, Sucia Island and Turn Island. Accessible by private or chartered boat only, all have campsites and mooring buoys, some have docks. Visit the San Juan Islands.
Call 888-226-7688, San Juan County, Washington
A beautiful setting for that special day, with a stunning view symbolizing a new horizon for the happy couple! Our Top of the Lighthouse Weddings program offers a unique and romantic location to exchange vows. There is even a chance that a few Orca whales might join the wedding party!
For intimate events or parties of up to 150 guests, Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes offers spectacular ceremony sites and reception locations on San Juan Island that both nature lovers and sophisticates will love. Our stunning log Great Room overlooking Neva Lake provides a warm reception atmosphere, perfect for an unforgettable Friday Harbor wedding. Lakedale's Event Coordinators would love to assist you and your wedding planner with your once-in-lifetime event (and we are crazy about second-time-arounders too!)
The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to San Juan Island, Washington.
Call 360-378-5240, San Juan Island
The Mission of the San Juan County Park and Recreation Board is to provide and maintain quality parks and recreational opportunities that respond to the needs of residents and visitors, are in keeping with the natural character and beauty of the islands, are consistent with state and county statutes and which foster good stewardship of County lands.
Call 360-378-8420, San Juan Island