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Washington State Parks

USA Parks
The Islands Region
Clark Island State Park
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Roasting hot dogs over an open fire.
Clark Island is a 55-acre marine camping and moorage park with 11,292 feet of saltwater shoreline on the Strait of Georgia. Beaches are sandy on the west side of the island and smooth pea gravel on the east side. This is a popular kayaking site. It provides an important camping and rest site for paddlers traversing the northern San Juan islands.

Boaters anchoring offshore or using the park moorage buoys should be aware of the strong currents on the west side of the island.

The east side moorage area is subject to large waves created by passing commercial shipping in Rosario Strait.

Park hours/updates:

Summer hours: 6:30 a.m. to dusk Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. No generators in operation from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Nature of the Area
Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life

? Eagles ? Seals
History of the Area
Members of the 1841 Wilkes Expedition named the island after John Clark, a midshipman killed in Perry's Battle of Lake Erie.
The park has nine campsites and two vault toilets. The nearest fuel and limited groceries are at Blakely Island Marina.

Campsites 1-2 are open year round.Campsites 3-9 are available from October through March and can accommodate up to four campers.

Group Accommodations:

One campsite is suitable for small groups up to 12 persons and may be reserved by calling (360) 376-2073.
The park features nine moorage buoys: six on the east side of the island, three on the west side. No vessels over 45 feet permitted on buoys. All boaters mooring vessels at buoys are required to self register and pay moorage fees at the bulletin board/pay station onshore. Boaters need to obey rafting limits posted on mooring buoys.There is no garbage service at any of the State Parks marine parks. Park visitors need to pack-out what they pack-in.

Clark Island State Park is located near Anacortes, Bellingham and Blaine

There are two picnic sites on the west side of the island with a sandy beach area.
Area Attractions
Water Activities

? Boating (saltwater)? Diving? Fishing (saltwater)? Clamming? Crabbing

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Area Campgrounds
The Cedars RV Resort
6336 Portal Way
Ferndale, WA
Nearby Hotels

The park is located 1.75 miles northeast of Orcas Island in the San Juan islands.

Marine access, reachable only by boat.The closest launch sites are at Obstruction Pass, Orcas Island; Washington Park, Anacortes; Cap Sante Marina, Anacortes; Squallicum Harbor, Bellingham.


Washington State Parks