What to do in Doe Island State Park

Doe Island State Park covers 6 acres with 2,000 feet of saltwater shoreline with a 44-foot pier, a 12 x 30 ft moorage float with 60 square feet of moorage float space and a 31-foot connecting access ramp.

Camping facilities include five campsites (each with a table and stove) and one vault toilet. The island has no drinking water. You must pack out your garbage.

Other attractions are a loop trail and a Native American " canoe pullout" archeological site on the north shoreline.

Doe Island State Park is one of the Washington Marine and Boat Moorage parks and may be subject to boat moorage fees. Call (360) 753-5771 for a fee update as all fees are subject to change.

Park activities include primitive camping, picnicking, saltwater fishing, scuba diving and hiking.

Doe Island State Park is 1/4 mile southeast of Orcas Island. It is accessible by boat only at Township 36 North, Range 1 W of Section 2, in San Juan County.

Washington's climate varies with each region. Doe Island State Park is located in an area "protected" by surrounding ocean waters and mountain ranges. Temperatures are consistently moderate, rarely topping 80 degrees in the summer and rarely falling below 30 degrees in the winter.

Annual rainfall averages 29 inches, approximately half that of Seattle. In the summer months, and especially during September and early October, the islands may go for weeks without a cloud in the sky. Snowfalls occur once or twice a year and usually total only one or two inches. Northeast winds may cause temperature extremes.

Island tides range over 14 feet. The extreme low tide of 4.0 feet to the extreme high tide of over 10 feet.

c/o San Juan Marine Area
226 Roehls Hill Rd.
Olga, WA 98279

Phone: 360-376-2073

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