What to do in Sucia Island State Park

Sucia Island State Park covers 564 acres with over 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Georgia. Boating facilities include two docks with 12'x160' mooring floats and 48 mooring buoys.

Other amenities are an underwater scuba park with one locator buoy and 6.2 miles of hiking trails. Park visitors will find the marine fossil deposits at Fossil Bay of special interest.

Camping facilities include 55 campsites, two reservation group camps, three picnic shelters, 16 picnic sites, five pit toilets and nine composting toilets. Drinking water is available April through September. All garbage must be packed out.

Facility use is first come, first served, with continuous moorage limited to three consecutive nights. Fees are charged year around. Call (360) 753-5771 for a fee update as all fees are subject to change.

Recreation
Some of the activities enjoyed in the park are primitive camping, picnicking, hiking, scuba, clamming and crabbing.

Location
Sucia Island State Park is 2.5 miles north of Orcas Island on the Strait of Georgia in San Juan County. It is accessible only by boat.

Climate
Washington's climate varies with each region. Sucia 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.

Address
San Juan Marine Area
226 Roehls Hill Rd.
Olga, WA 98279

Phone: 360-376-2073


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