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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.

May 18, 2014
Climate Scientists Coming to the San Juans
San Juan County residents and visitors will have an opportunity to learn more about the impacts of climate change through a dynamic speaker series scheduled June through September in venues in Friday Harbor, as well as on Orcas and Lopez Islands.

May 18, 2014
American Camp Fireside and Tour Slated
San Juan Island National Historical Park, the San Juan Island Library and the San Juan Historical Society will celebrate the pioneer heritage of American Camp with a Fireside Program and Historical Structures Tour of American Camp's Officers' Quarters and the other structures associated with it at American Camp on May 30-31.

April 20, 2014
Seventh Graders Publish Bird Guide
Prepare for the BioBlitz at San Juan Island National Historical Park and enjoy birding with a local flavor by consulting Spring Street International School's field guide to birds, assembled by Sharon Massey's Seventh Grade middle school science class.

March 22, 2014
2014 Summer Program Schedule
From black powder demonstrations to weaving with natural fibers, ranger guided walks, art workshops, special Climate Change programming, period music and dancing, the park’s 2014 Summer Program Guide offers one of the most diverse and exciting summers in park history.

Did You Know?

Belle Vue Sheep Farm in 1859

Belle Vue Sheep Farm, founded in 1853 on San Juan Island, was a classic HBC sheep station with two rows of tidy log houses, heavy-duty fencing for sheep pens and an English-style, double-bay barn. Its establishment created tensions that nearly brought war with the United States. More...