• American Camp parade ground looking west

    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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  • American Camp Visitor Center on Summer Schedule

    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 »

  • English Camp Visitor Contact Station on Summer Schedule

    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.

Park Planning

Fire crew discussses prescribed burn
An NPS fire crew from Olympic National Park and San Juan Island National Historical Park discusses prescribed burn tactics on the American Camp prairie. Restoring the prairie to its natural state is a key element in the park's long-range planning.
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To learn more about park projects, including the Fire Management Plan and the Cattle Point Road Relocation, please click on the link below:

Park Planning, Environment and Public Comment/San Juan Island NHP

Click here to view the Island Marble Butterfly Conservation Agreement and Strategy

Did You Know?

camas

Camas bulbs were so highly prized by Northwest Indians for their creamy potato/baked pear taste that groups sometimes fought over the best growing areas, and people traveled great distances to harvest the bulbs and prepare them into thin, dry cakes. To ensure future harvests, the Indians burned the prairie regularly.