• American Camp parade ground looking west

    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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  • Sidney, BC--Friday Harbor Ferry Cancelled

    All international departures from Anacortes, Friday Harbor and Sidney, B.C., will be canceled on Thursday, 7/31 and Friday, 8/1 because of a vessel breakdown. The affected westbound departures are Anacortes 8:25 a.m. and 2:50 p.m., and Friday Harbor 9:45. More »

  • Lopez Ferry Run from Anacortes Cancelled Friday

    On Friday, 8/1, the 6:15 a.m. departure from Anacortes to Lopez and the 7:15 a.m. departure from Lopez to Anacortes are canceled due to vessel repositioning throughout the system. 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.

  • 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 »

Bicycling Information

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Cyclists pedal east on the Redoubt Road toward Mt Finlayson. The route crosses the park from the American Camp visitor center to Pickett's Lane providing one of the most spectacular vistas on the island. It is also the safest way to travel as it bypasses the blind turns on Cattle Point Road.
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Bicycling is one of most rewarding ways to see San Juan Island. Every year touring companies arrive and on the island's roads stream cyclists of varying levels of experience.

It is easy to be lulled into a false sense of security by the island's rural atmosphere. Don't be fooled. The main routes on San Juan Island (see map) are county roads with speed limits of 45 mph, except where posted. Bicycle lanes are limited, especially on Cattle Point Road, so riders should exercise extreme caution, especially when accompanying children. Please ride single file, well spaced in groups of three to four, and move completely off the road when stopped. Before exiting park access roads be sure to come to a complete stop and look both ways before entering the roadway.

 

Bicycle Rentals
Rental bikes provide a wonderful means of travel and sightseeing, without the hassle of transporting bikes from far away and risking damage from shipping. Island Bicycles--(360) 378-4941 or FAX (360) 378-4706--is the primary rental company on San Juan Island, specializing in bicycle rentals for self-directed touring and sight-seeing. Bikes are available by the hour, day, multi-day or week.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The English Camp barracks was originally used as the privates' mess until extended in 1867. During the restoration process in the early 1970's a pot of gold coins and currency was found in the attic. The treasure belonged to the Crook family, who settled on the site in 1875.