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    San Juan Island

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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 »

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September 08, 2014
Lummi Nation Returns to English Camp
Members of the Lummi Nation for the first time in decades brought ceremony and dance to San Juan Island in July and August as part of their project to re-introduce traditional fishing practices to Lummi youth, launching from the shores of San Juan Island National Historical Park's English Camp unit.

June 23, 2014
Prescribed Fire Slated June 23 on Young Hill
National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and possibly San Juan County fire crews plan to conduct a prescribed fire on the southwest slope of Young Hill between June 9 and early July, weather permitting, announced Superintendent Lee Taylor.

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.