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    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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  • English Camp Visitor Contact Station on Summer Schedule

    The English Camp visitor contact station in the Royal Marine Barracks is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily through September 1. Grounds are open daily from dawn to 11 p.m.

  • American Camp Visitor Center on Summer Schedule

    The American Camp visitor center is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through September 1. Grounds remain open daily from dawn to 11 p.m More »

  • Brief American and English Camps Visitor Center Closure

    The American and English camps visitor centers will be closed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 27. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Ranger-guided Pre-visit Materials


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American Camp Historic Guided Walk

The American Camp self-guided history walk helps visitors relive the Pig War on a one-mile trail that starts in the visitor center picnic area. The guide is conveniently numbered to correspond to numbered posts.

English Camp color self-guided walk booklet

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English Camp Historic Walk
Use this booklet to discover the many layers of English Camp's past along the route that starts at the bottom of the park entrance trail. The map and guide correspond to the numbered site markers.

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Jakle's Lagoon Nature Walk

This nature walk explains the sharp contrast between forest and grassland along the Mt. Finlayson plateau. The numbered loop trail is about one mile in length and mostly level, although walkers should be alert for a few rocks and roots. About half the walk is in forest and other half on the edge of an open grassland. Allow about an hour to complete the walk.

Pig War Resource Guide cover

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The Pig War Resource Guide

The purpose of this curriculum resource is to provide teachers and students with hands-on activities and materials to better understand this important historic event. Beyond the war’s quaint title, there is a deeper lesson: that people can and should take every opportunity to stop and listen to one another and to employ peaceful means to resolve conflicts.

Junior Ranger badge

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Junior Ranger Activity Book

The Junior Ranger activity book is designed to help youngsters explore the visitor center and self-guided interpretive trails in the park units and experience activities conducted by the park rangers and volunteers. Completion of the booklet earns a Junior Ranger Badge.

Did You Know?

Colour Sgt. John Prettyjohn

English Camp's Colour Sgt. John Prettyjohn was awarded the Victoria Cross (Great Britain's highest award for valor)for his actions during the Battle of Inkerman during the Crimean War.