• American Camp parade ground looking west

    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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    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 »

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    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.

Nootka Rose

nootka rose
Mary Stark
 

Nootka rose
(Rosa nutkana var. nutkana)

This is the most common shrub on the island and has an exquisite fragrance. Showy pink flowers may be three inches or more and grow at the branch tips.

Where in the park: In bloom all over the island in summer. In American Camp, located along the trail to the Laundress Quarters

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Winfield Scott

Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott's Mexican War campaign was a set-piece example for cadets in both Europe and North America, but he was most celebrated as a peacemaker. He had resolved two other Anglo_american border disputes before coming to San Juan Island. More...