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    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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  • English Camp Visitor Contact Station on Winter Schedule

    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.

  • American Camp Visitor Center on Winter Schedule

    The American Camp visitor center is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from September 2 to June 6, 2015. Grounds remain open daily from dawn to 11 p.m. Telephone 360-378-2240, ext. 2227 or 2226 for information. More »

Tall Oregon Grape

oregon grape
Portland Habitat
 

Tall Oregon grape
(Berteris nervosa)

This evergreen shrub has thin, shiny leaves and can grow to five feet or more. Leaves turn a rich scarlet along the edges. Used by Indians for yellow dye, flowers, and innerbark, but not edible.

Where in the Park: Many places, but most noticeably along the Visitor Center porch at American Camp.

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island marble butterfly

The island marble butterfly was once thought extinct until it was spotted on the American Camp prairie in 1998. The park, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service actively monitors the butterfly. More...