• 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 »

Hiking Trails

south beach trail finalyson
American Camp's new South Beach trail cuts across the prairie and exits at Alaska Packer's Rock at the terminus of the Salmon Banks frontage road. Even in summer one can find solitude along the prairie expanse and enjoy spectacular views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Click on the links below to access maps and trail information for American and English camps. Visit the San Juan Island Trails Committee web site for information about trails throughout the island.
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cemetery from west
The Royal Marine cemetery is about a quarter of the way up the Young Hill trail. It is the resting place of five marines and one civilian. Another marine, whose body was never found, is memorialized. The four masonry stones are original. The wooden marker is a replica of the original which is housed in the park's collection.
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Did You Know?

bald eagle

The San Juan Islands have one of the largest populations of nesting bald eagles in the nation's lower 48 states. One pair has been nesting above the American Camp visitor center since 1995. More...