English Camp Visitor Contact Station on Summer Schedule
The English Camp visitor contact station in the Royal Marine Barracks is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily through September 1. Grounds are open daily from dawn to 11 p.m.
American Camp Visitor Center on Summer Schedule
The American Camp visitor center is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through September 1. Grounds remain open daily from dawn to 11 p.m More »
Brief American and English Camps Visitor Center Closure
The American and English camps visitor centers will be closed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, August 27. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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?
First Lieutenant James W. Forsyth was Capt. George E. Pickett's second in command on San Juan Island. Forsyth would become a brigadier general in the Civil War and go on to command the 7th Cavalry at the Battle of Wounded Knee Creek in 1890.