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CAMP: San Juan County Park

by Lauren Braden

in Camping and Outdoors

If ever there was a popular campground, this is it. We stop here frequently while on San Juan Island because you can sometimes spot killer whales from the park in the summertime. (Lime Kiln State Park is the spot for whale watching and a short distance south of here). Campsites can be reserved for May – September starting March 1, and reservations are strongly recommended for summer months. Winter camping is first-come, first-served.

Location: west shore of San Juan Island, Washington

park website | map of campsites | description of campsites | 360.378.8420

Campground type: county park

Rates: $32-$45 per night in summer, reduced fees in winter, +$7 reservation fee (summer only)

Details: 20 tent sites with a hiker/biker/kayaker area and a group site. Flush toilets. In case you were wondering, HAMMOCK TENTS are not allowed in San Juan County campgrounds. No foolin!

Reserve your campsite online.

TripFinder Tip: It’s no secret that walk-in site #18 is the most popular campsite on San Juan Island. The campsite pictured above is the hiker/biker campsite adjacent to site #20 (see map) and well, we think those two sites are pretty sweet, too.

 

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Cathy Porter April 10, 2012 at 11:43 am

Yes! We came late one time and ended up with #20. How lucky could we have been. This is a great place and one thing we like is that they don’t allow tall RVs in the front to block the view for others. My only complaint was owners who allowed their dogs to bark. I’m not sure how to solve that problem that is everywhere (not just here). We love this park! Thanks for featuring it.

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