Operating Hours & Seasons

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The American Camp visitor center, located on Cattle Point Road on the island's southern peninsula, serves year-round as the primary contact station for the park.

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American Camp Visitor Center

September 2, 2014-May 25, 2015:
Wednesday - Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

May 22, 26-29, 2015:
Closed for Seasonal Training

May 30-September 6, 2015:
Daily: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Grounds are open dawn to 11 p.m. daily year-round.

Phone: (360)378-2240, ext. 2226, 2229 or 2227

Location: The Visitor Center entrance road is on the right, just past the park entrance on Cattle Point Road, the primary southbound thoroughfare on San Juan Island. Please, the entrance road speed limit is 15 mph.

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, Puget Sound prairie display and a "Pig War" orientation program on dvd.

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--late spring to early fall--for those with accessibility issues.

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The heart of English Camp is situated on the shoreline located below the main parking area, accessible from West Valley Road.

Gary Tarleton Photo


English Camp Visitor Center

May 30-September 7, 2015
Open Daily: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September 2, 2014-May 29, 2015.

Grounds are open dawn to 11 p.m. daily, year round.

Location: Off West Valley Road, between Yachthaven and Roche Harbor roads.

Closures: Closed during the winter season through May 29, except for the Holiday Social scheduled noon-3 p.m., Saturday, December 5, 2015 in the Royal Marine Barracks.

Special Programs: Ranger guided walks, living history, nature orientations. Encampment 2015 event is scheduled July 25-26, 2015; and the Weaving Weekend, August 1-2.

Exhibits: English Camp Then and Now photography exhibition and 12-minute dvd program on the history of the "Pig War" and camp.

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. An all-terrain vehicle is available for those with accessibility issues.


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