• American Camp parade ground looking west

    San Juan Island

    National Historical Park Washington

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  • Sidney, BC--Friday Harbor Ferry Cancelled

    All international departures from Anacortes, Friday Harbor and Sidney, B.C., will be canceled on Thursday, 7/31 and Friday, 8/1 because of a vessel breakdown. The affected westbound departures are Anacortes 8:25 a.m. and 2:50 p.m., and Friday Harbor 9:45. More »

  • Lopez Ferry Run from Anacortes Cancelled Friday

    On Friday, 8/1, the 6:15 a.m. departure from Anacortes to Lopez and the 7:15 a.m. departure from Lopez to Anacortes are canceled due to vessel repositioning throughout the system. More »

  • 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 »

Ride Along with a Park Ranger

Chief Ranger Barry Lewis
Chief Ranger Barry Lewis is responsible for the protection of culural and natural resources of San Juan Island National Historical Park. He is also committed to providing a safe environment for visitors and park employees alike. You can learn more about Barry's work by applying to rider along on a park patrol. See below for details.
Mike Vouri

San Juan islanders and visitors over age 18 are invited to ride along with park protection rangers to learn first hand what is involved in protecting park resources and ensuring the safety of employees and visitors.

The primary purpose of the San Juan Island National Historical Park Ride-Along Program is to encourage community involvement in law enforcement and to educate the public by opening up the lines of communication within the community.

The Ride-Along program promotes a better understanding of the challenges, risks and rewards of the Park Ranger's role in the community and the Park. Other Ride-Along Goals are:

1 Provide an opportunity for citizens to get to know their Park Rangers.

2 Provide citizens interested in a career in law enforcement an opportunity to examine the job.

3 Educate the community about the responsibilities of Park Rangers.

4 Educate the community about what to expect and why, if they ever have a need to call for police assistance.

5 Provide an opportunity for Park Rangers to get to know their community.

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Application and Waiver

Did You Know?


Camas bulbs were so highly prized by Northwest Indians for their creamy potato/baked pear taste that groups sometimes fought over the best growing areas, and people traveled great distances to harvest the bulbs and prepare them into thin, dry cakes. To ensure future harvests, the Indians burned the prairie regularly.