Doe Island Marine State Park is a veritable dot on the map next to Orcas Island. But, as far as dots go, you could not ask for more.
Once on terra firma, the island’s 0.3-mile perimeter loop is a short, rugged hike, so bring your good boots and trekking poles. Campsites are first come, first served, and all provide glorious views. The island’s rocky south side features two pocket coves perfect for beaching a kayak.
While the south and east sides are stony and bare, the island’s north and west sides are pleasantly shaded, and Orcas Island is visible across the narrow channel that separates little Doe from its mammoth neighbor.
Doe Island Marine State Park is a quiet 7-acre marine moorage and camping park with 2,049 feet of saltwater shoreline southeast of Orcas Island.
Accessible only by boat, the park features views of the Salish Sea and surrounding mountains and islands.
There is no potable water on Doe Island and visitors must pack out what they pack in.
Located in San Juan County on Puget Sound, Doe Island has 60-feet of dock (30 feet on each side of dock). The dock seasonally is removed mid-October through March.
There are no State Parks moorage buoys available. All mooring buoys in this area are private. Please respect private property. Moorage fees are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats, and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m. Boaters must self-register and pay fees at the onshore bulletin board / pay station.
Latitude: 48º 38' 3" N (48.6341) Longitude: 122º 47' 12.99" W (-122.7869)
The park had five campsites, each with a table and stove. There is one vault toilet and a loop trail on the island. Camping fees are in place year-round. Campers must self-register and pay fees at the bulletin board / pay station.