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 »
Fees & Reservations
English and American camps do not have entrance fees. Reservations are taken for weddings, picnics, and other group activies. For permit applications, please click on the above link. Nor do we sell passes at our site. We provide the following information about recreation passes for our visitors who frequent National Parks and other federal lands that do charge fees.
The NPS is an important participant in the new Interagency Pass Program which was created by the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and authorized by Congress in December 2004. Participating agencies include the National Park Service, USDA Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation. The WASO Fee Management Program is coordinating NPS efforts to launch the interagency pass series collectively known as the America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass and is responsible for getting information to the field to promote this exciting new program.
The four passes in the interagency program are:
Did You Know?
George E. Pickett, a West Pointer and Mexican War veteran, was the first U.S. commander on San Juan Island. He would resign his commission on San Juan and go on to lead his Confederate division in the climatic charge that bears his name at the Battle of Gettysburg.