Clark Island Marine State Park is a 55-acre marine camping and moorage park with 11,292-feet of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Georgia. Beaches are sandy on the west side of the island and smooth pea gravel on the east side.
This is a popular kayaking site. It provides an important camping and rest site for paddlers traversing the northern San Juan islands.
Boaters anchoring offshore or using the park moorage buoys should be aware of the strong currents on the west side of the island. The east side moorage area is subject to large waves created by passing commercial shipping in Rosario Strait.
Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
There are two picnic sites on the west side of the island with a sandy beach area.
Activities Water Activities & Features
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.
Located in San Juan County on Puget Sound, Clark Island features nine moorage buoys, six on the east side of the island, three on the west side. No vessels over 45-feet permitted on buoys. All boaters mooring vessels at buoys are required to self register and pay moorage fees at the bulletin board / pay station onshore. Boaters need to obey rafting limits posted on mooring buoys. There is no garbage service at any of the state parks marine parks. Park visitors need to pack-out what they pack-in. Additional information can be found in the Boating Program.
Boat Moorage Latitude: 48º 41' 50.99" N (48.6975) Longitude: 122º 45' 49.96" W (-122.7638)
The park has 15 campsites, one composting toilet, and two vault toilets. The nearest fuel and limited groceries are at Blakely Island Marina. Campsites are open year-round. Campsites 1-6 and 14 can accommodate up to eight campers, campsites 7-13 accommodate up to four campers.
Campsite 15 is suitable for small groups up to 12 persons and may be reserved by calling 360-376-2073.