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 1930's 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.

Automated pay stations: This park is equipped with automated pay stations for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass and boat launch permit.

  1. Boating
  2. Camping
  3. History
  4. Maps
  5. Video

ADA amenities/facilities

  • Campground
  • Restroom

Use our interactive ADA recreation map to search for other state parks with ADA amenities and facilities.

Picnic & day-use facilities

The Lowell Point Kitchen Shelter accommodates groups of up to 44 people within the shelter and up to 80 including the outdoor area. It is wired for electricity and contains picnic tables, a potable cold-water sink (available seasonally), and a wood stove within the shelter. Two large charcoal braziers are located outside. For additional information and tips on renting the Lowell Point Kitchen Shelter, please review this information sheet.

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