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 »
Park Host Resident Program
Volunteer Park Host Openings:
Summer Park Hosts serve at both American and English camps. We prefer three-month commitments for summer positions as it is the height of the tourist season on San Juan Island.
The park has two trailer pads at American Camp with full hook-ups and spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and Strait of Juan de Fuca. The park reimburses ferry fares to the island.
Park hosts are usually the initial contact with visitors, and often the only contact the visitor has with the National Park Service. Duties include answering questions, giving directions and handling sales of books, postcards, pins and related materials. Park host couples must be physically fit, at least 21 years of age.
Contact: Mike Vouri, (360)378-2902. Or e-mail.
Did You Know?
Many of San Juan Island's roads trace sheep runs cut by Hudson's Bay Company workers. They were led, in part, by Fort Victoria Chief Factor and colonial Gov. James Douglas, from 1853 to 1859. Many of the workers were Cowichan Indians from Vancouver Island.