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USA Parks
The Islands Region
Camano Island State Park
Camano Island State Park Trail to the beach from the cabins © Bryan Hanson
We hiked many trails and had a wonderful couple days here. Going back and bringing our dog.
Camano Island State Park Trail leads down to the beach. © Bryan Hanson
Camped in the cabins and used this trail to get down to it.
Camano Island State Park © Doug McDougall
Camano Island State Park © Doug McDougall
2269 S. Lowell Point Road
Camano Island, Washington   98282

Toll Free: 360-387-3031
Camano Island State Park is a 134-acre camping park with 6,700 feet of rocky shoreline and beach. The park provides sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and offers opportunities for shellfish harvesting.

Park hours/updates:

Summer: 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.Winter: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The park is open year round for camping and day use. Some campsites are closed in winter. Camping:Check-in time, 2:30 p.m.Check-out time, 1 p.m.Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Nature of the Area
Chipmunks, Coyotes, Deer or Elk, Otters, Rabbits, Raccoons, Skunks, Crows or Ravens, Doves or Pigeons, Ducks, Eagles, Geese, Gulls, Hawks, Herons, Hummingbirds, Jays, Owls, Woodpeckers, Wrens, Clams, Crabs, Mussels, Octopuses, Sea Birds, Sea Cucumbers, Seals, Shellfish, Shrimp, Starfish, Whales, Bullhead, Cod, Crappie, Eel, Perch, Salmon, Shark, Steelhead, Trout

During the last ice age, the area was covered by an ice sheet approximately one mile thick. The glacier carved the shape of the island with its high "feeder banks" that helped build the beaches. Cedar, Douglas, Fir, Hemlock, Spruce, Yew, Alder, Apple, Cherry, Maple, Poplar, Daisy, Foxglove, Lupines, Paintbrush, Rhododendron, Rose, Berries, Eel, Grass, Ferns, Moss or Lichens, Seaweed, Thistle
History of the Area
Earliest inhabitants of Camano Island were the Kikalos and Snohomish Indians, who used the island for a summer dwelling while gathering seafood and berries. They named it "Kal-lut-chin," meaning "land jutting into a bay." The island was renamed for Jacinto Caamano, a Spanish explorer.

The first European settlers came to the island in 1855 and began extensive logging operations. Farmers came later and developed the area agriculturally.

After the land was designated for use as a park in 1949, the initial development was accomplished in a single day by nearly 900 volunteers from Stanwood and Camano Island. The park celebrated its 50th birthday in July, 1999.
Park Store
Available in the park

Available in the area

Camping Firewood

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Marine supplies

Overnight Accommodations

Postal service




Most services are available within a few miles of the park.
The camp has 88 tent spaces, five cabins, one dump station, two restrooms and two showers. The upward camp loop is better for RVs of up to 40 feet.

Reservations are needed for the campsites at Camano Island State Park during the peak-season from mid-May to mid-September. They are first-come, first-served only during the off-season. Reservations can be made online at https//
There are two boat ramps.

A daily watercraft launching permit for $7 and a daily trailer dump permit is available at the park. Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.

Camano Island State Park is located near Camano Island, Everett and Marysville

Nature Programs
At this park, a volunteer group hosts interpretive programs during the summer months.
Area Attractions
3 mi. Hiking Trails

1 mi. Bike Trails

Boating (saltwater)

2 boat ramps (saltwater)

DivingFishing (saltwater)

Personal Watercraft (saltwater)

Swimming (saltwater)

Water Skiing (saltwater)



1 Amphitheater

Bird Watching

1 Fire Circle

Interpretive Activities


Wildlife Viewing

The park has a large field for ball games in the day-use area. An 18-hole golf course is located near the park on Camano Island.

Check Fish and Game regulation booklet and local papers for season dates of clamming, crabbing and fishing.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 23 very nice by Alexander
nice beach with cool cliffs and a nice trail that leads to it. I had a lot of fun
January 24 Has gone downhill since last year. by Pete B.
June 14 A great place by chris
Washington State Park Provides a fantastic getaway opportunity. Park your car a little over a ? mile from your beach front cabin. Be shuttled down to your home away from home by a State Park employee who can offer some of the best tourist information you can find. There are two rows of cabins. Be sure to get the beach front cabins, the second row of cabin has no view. The cabins are close together and privacy can be a problem, however if you have kids and have friends in another cabin it is great. Facilities are great! Well kept and Clean. Park staff is very friendly! The best part about this experience is the lack of cars. No motors starting or running, no car doors slamming shut, no annoying ?beep-beep? of the car alarm. It is very quiet! Life is a little slower at this park, and if you like the idea of that, you will love this place. If you need your car at your fingertips, go elsewhere. There is a little store, museum and Ranger office on site. We visited in October and it was great!
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Located fourteen miles southwest of Stanwood, Wash. in Island County.

From I-5:Take exit #212 and head west onto Hwy. 532. Three miles west of Stanwood, take left at fork (road is now East Camano Dr. and no longer SR 532). Drive approximately six miles on East Camano Dr. (At this point East Camano Dr. heads left by Windermere. Keep to main road, which is now Elger Bay Rd). At a spot marked by Elger Bay Grocery, gas station and a cafe, turn right onto Mountain View. Travel two miles, climb a steep hill, then turn left onto Lowell Point Rd. The road will dead-end at park entrance.


Washington State Parks