American Camp Visitor Center Closed Christmas and New Year's Days.
The American Camp Visitor Center will be closed Christmas Day, December 25 and New Year's Day January 1. Grounds at both American and English camps will remain open from dawn to 11 p.m.
Park on Fall Schedule
The American Camp visitor center is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Wednesday-Sunday. The English Camp contact station is closed for the winter. Grounds at both units are open from dawn to 11 p.m. More »
Skagit Bridge Lane Closures/Detours Expected Through November
Expect nighttime lane closures and full Interstate-5 (I-5) detours into November at the I-5 Skagit River Bridge in Burlington. Work on the permanent bridge began Monday, September 16. Check the following link for weekly updates from the WDOT. More »
Peace Over War
San Juan Island is well known for splendid vistas, saltwater shore, quiet woodlands, orca whales and one of the last remaining native prairies in the Puget Sound/Northern Straits region. But it was also here in 1859 that the United States and Great Britain nearly went to war over possession of the island, the crisis ignited by the death of a pig.Read More
Belle Vue Sheep Farm
The founding of the Hudson's Bay Company's farm on San Juan Island in 1853 radically changed the environment of what we today call American Camp.Read More
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Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace is a national program that promotes the protection of our nation's parks and wildlands. Learn how it matters at San Juan Island NHP.Read More
Civil War War Connections
Several officers directly involved in the Pig War crisis would make their marks in the Civil War in blue and gray. Check out our "Connections" page.Read More
Native Americans & Stewardship
Learn how American Indians and First Nations peoples shaped the region’s environment before the arrival of Euro-Americans.Read More
2013 program Guide
San Juan Island artist Nancy Spaulding's on-site landscape workshop in August is one of many weekly and special programs offered in 2013.Read More
American Camp's prairie is one of the last of its kind in the Puget Sound/Northern Straits region. Enjoy this and other park panorama views.Read More
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Did You Know?
Capt. Lewis Cass Hunt, who squabbled with Capt. George E. Pickett over buildings on San Juan Island, was the brother of Henry Hunt, who commanded the Union artillery at the Battle of Gettysburg. Hunt's guns would largely decimate Pickett's division before they reached the Union lines.