Park on Winter Schedule
The American Camp Visitor Center is closed Thanksgiving Day, re-opening Friday. Winter hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday. The English Camp Visitor Center is closed for the winter. Grounds at both units are open from dawn to 11 p.m. daily. More »
Operating Hours & Seasons
American Camp Visitor Center
May 28-May 31:
Grounds are open dawn to 11 p.m. daily.
Phone: (360)378-2240, ext. 2233, 2228, 2229 or 2227
Closures: Christmas, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving.
Special Programs: Ranger guided history walks, nature programs and orientations during summer season.
Exhibits: Four cases of archaeological objects from American and English camps, Treaty of Oregon display, historical photo murals, Find a Plant display and a "Pig War" orientation program on dvd.
Available Facilities: Full-service restrooms, water fountain (the water has a high sodium content; bottled water also is for sale), picnic area with tables, book, souvenir and postcard sales. A golf cart is available for transport to the redoubt for those with accessibility issues.
EnglishCamp Visitor Center
Open Daily: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Grounds are open dawn to 11 a.m. daily.
Closures: Closed during the winter season through June 2, except for the Holiday Social scheduled noon-3 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2012 in the Royal Marine Barracks.
Special Programs: Ranger guided walks, living history, nature orientations. Encampment 2013 event is scheduled July 27-28, 2013.
Available Facilities: Public restrooms in parking area and on the parade ground, water fountain, picnic tables in parking area. Bottled water, book, souvenir and postcard sales are located in the barracks. A golf cart is available for those with accessibility issues.
Did You Know?
American Camp's Officers' Quarters, built in 1859-1860, is the oldest structure on San Juan Island. It may have once been home to Capt. George E. Pickett of Civil War fame.