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 »
General Management Plan
A proposed new year-round visitor center at American Camp and the expansion of the English Camp boundary are among the highlights included in San Juan Island National Historical Park's General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement released October 24, 2008.
Copies of the final GMP/EIS are available at park headquarters, 650 Mullis St., Suite 100, Friday Harbor; and at the American camp Visitor Center, 4668 Cattle Point Road. For an electronic copy, please visit the following link.
In the development stage for more than six years, the document also identifies trails, programs and natural and cultural resource projects that will unite the park's historical and natural themes, according to park superintendent Peter Dederich.
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.