Peace Over War

San Juan Island is well known for splendid vistas, saltwater shore, quiet woodlands, orca whales and one of the last remaining native prairies in the Puget Sound/Northern Straits region. But it was also here in 1859 that the United States and Great Britain nearly went to war over possession of the island, the crisis ignited by the death of a pig. Read More

Musicians pose with their instruments.

Music in the American Wild

San Juan Island NHP is proud to host "Music in the American Wild" during their Pacific Northwest National Park Tour, August 4 & 5.

Visitors enjoy sun at the beach.

2016 Program Guide

From cultural demonstrations to ranger guided walks, the park's 2016 Summer Program Guide offers an exciting summer in the park.

A green and golden marbled butterfly perching on a mustard stem.

Island Marble Butterfly

Most of the world population of the Island Marble Butterfly is in the park, and is currently protected. Learn more about this rare species.

Volunteers reenact peaceful resolution.

Centennial Events

Help celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the National Park Service at a variety of park events.

Two youth harvest native plant seeds on the prairie.

Prairie Restoration in Action

American Camp is home to one of the most rare ecosystems in the country, the prairie. Learn more about prairies and how you can get involved

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P.O. Box 429
Friday Harbor, WA 98250


(360) 378-2240

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