Five miles north of San Juan Island, Stuart Island's 19 campsites are a welcome relief after a day of hiking, clamming, and crabbing. Wander to the historic Turn Point lighthouse on the western section of the island—a great place to watch whales during the season.

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Beach Review of Stuart Island Marine State Park

Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
BeachExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Sailing,Scuba Diving
BeachExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • With its location in the middle of Haro Strait, orcas are a common sight in the offshore waters, which makes the park popular with kayakers and occasionally divers.
  • The park has 18 primitive campsites, four of them exclusively for campers arriving by wind or human-powered craft.
  • There are no stores, water may or may not be available, and campers must pack in what they need and pack out everything that remains.
Accessed only by boat, 85-acre Stuart Island is part of the Cascadia Marine Trail. The closest launching point is Roche Harbor on San Juan Island—a four-mile boat or kayak crossing.

Parking: 6:30 a.m. to dusk in summer
Price: No fee

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Price Information: No fee
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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