• American Camp parade ground looking west

    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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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?

American Camp's Officers' Quarters, built in 1859-1860, is the oldest structure on San Juan Island. It may have once been home to Capt. George E. Pickett of Civil War fame.