Camano Island State Park

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Close to Seattle but a world away, Camano Island State Park offers a mellow, less bustling, but equally friendly alternative to its busier neighbor, Cama Beach State Park. 

Forest loop trails provide cool, tranquil hiking, while shoreline strolls offer birding, shell and rock exploration and sweeping views of Puget Sound, Olympic Mountains and Mount Rainier. 

Are you happiest in or on the water? Go boating, crabbing, saltwater fishing and sailboarding in Saratoga Passage. Curious about the restored 1930s fishing resort at Cama Beach? Hike the 1-mile trail to check out this neighboring state park. 

After a fun day exploring the trails or cavorting in the water, you will probably want to kick back in your forested cabin, pitch your tent or get cozy in your RV. There, you can cook up the delicious crab you have caught, or your dinner of choice, and enjoy a bit of sublime R and R before heading back to the world. 

Park features


Camano Island State Park is a 244-acre camping park with 6,700 feet of rocky shoreline and beach located an hour from Seattle on beautiful Camano Island. 
  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History
  5. Maps

ADA amenities/facilities


  • Campground
  • Restroom

Picnic & day-use facilities


The Lowell Point Kitchen Shelter has a sink, wood stove, is wired for electricity and will accommodate groups of up to 44 people. A generator and a small amount of firewood will be provided upon request. There are two large charcoal braziers and picnic tables. The North Beach picnic shelter is first come, first served and can accommodate up to 12 people.

Activities


Trails


  • 1 mile of biking trails
  • 3 miles of hiking trails

Water activities & features


  • Boating
  • Boat ramps (2)
  • Crabbing
  • Diving
  • Personal watercraft use
  • Saltwater fishing
  • Swimming
  • Waterskiing

Other activities & features


  • Amphitheater
  • Bird watching
  • Fire circle
  • Sailboarding
  • Wildlife viewing

Interpretive opportunities


At this park, interpretive programs are held on Saturdays during the summer months. Programs will be held at different times; hours will be posted on the interpretive display board located at the entrance to the campground.
 

Additional information


  • The park has a large field for ball games in the day-use area. An 18-hole golf course is located near the park on Camano Island.
  • Check Fish and Game regulation booklet and local papers for season dates of clamming, crabbing and fishing. A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Printable park brochure.