Basic Information

Spring: Temperatures usually range from 40 F to 60 F. Wildflowers are at their peak around May. Summer: Temperatures usually range from 45 F to 70 F. On very sunny days, be prepared with water-heat exhaustion is a common complaint among park visitors who are unprepared. Fall: Temperatures usually range from 40 F to 65 F. Rain is common. Winter: Temperatures range from 35 F to 50 F. Be prepared with cold and wet weather gear and numerous layers if you intend to be outside. Rain and wind are common.

Entrance Fees:

Entrance - $0.00

There is no fee to access San Juan Island National Historical Park.

American Camp Visitor Center

The American Camp visitor center is located on Cattle Point Road on the island's southern peninsula.

English Camp Visitor Center

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


San Juan Island National Historical Park is composed of 2,141 acres of woodland, prairie and saltwater shoreline in two units on San Juan Island, one of the 172 named islands and reefs in San Juan County, Washington State.

Both park units--American Camp and English Camp--despite their names, are day-use only. For an up-to-date list of lodging properties check the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau web site.

Last updated: September 27, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 429
Friday Harbor, WA 98250


(360) 378-2240

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