• American Camp parade ground looking west

    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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    The English Camp visitor contact station in the Royal Marine Barracks is closed for the season, starting September 2. Grounds are open daily from dawn to 11 p.m.

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Columbia black-tail deer

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Mandy Lee
 

This is the largest land mammal in the San Juans, and native to the islands. Note their large, sensitive ears and tails—black on top and white underneath. They can be spotted almost anywhere in the park and on roadsides (and in local gardens). Be careful as you round the curves; if one crosses the road, one or two may follow.

Park Status: Common. Resident. Native.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

George E. Pickett, a West Pointer and Mexican War veteran, was the first U.S. commander on San Juan Island. He would resign his commission on San Juan and go on to lead his Confederate division in the climatic charge that bears his name at the Battle of Gettysburg.