• American Camp parade ground looking west

    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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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 »


San Juan Island NHP map and guide
San Juan Island National Historical Park's map and guide is available at the American Camp and English Camp bulletin boards year around. Click on the image for maps of both sites. For historical text visit our "Pig War" page under the "Stories"  section of the "History & Culture" menu.
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The 2014-2015 Guide to American and English Camps provides the latest information on park maps and trail descriptions, 2014 Summer Program Guide and park projects.

Mike Vouri

San Juan Island National Historical Park offers several publications that provide information about the natural and cultural history of park landscapes and structures. A few are available online. To view a publication, please click on one of the links below or on a highlight in the far right column.

To receive a free, printed copy of the full-color park brochure by mail, please contact the Visitor Center Information Desk at 360-378-2240, ext. 2233 or e-mail. Printed copies of other park publications are available for $1 apiece.

Wildflower Guide

San Juan Island NHP Bird Checklist

Jakle's Lagoon Nature Walk

2014-2015 Guide to American and English Camps

Junior Ranger Workbook

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

James Alden, commander of the USCS Steamer Active, carried dispatches during the Pig War crisis. During the Battle of Mobile Bay he led the Union fleet into the harbor until stalled by Confederate mines. That's when Admiral David G. Farragut shouted "Damn the torpedoes..."