Basic Information

4668 Cattle Point Rd.
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

San Juan Island is served by Washington State Ferries, several private cruise and shuttle craft and two air carriers (one of which has both land and seaplane service). The Washington State Ferries terminal is 85 miles north of Seattle and 90 miles south of Vancouver, BC in Anacortes, WA.

San Juan Island National Historical Park

Park grounds are open dawn to 11 p.m. daily year-round. Services and facilities are only available during specific hours tied to visitor center operating hours.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Sunrise -
  • Monday: Sunrise -
  • Tuesday: Sunrise -
  • Wednesday: Sunrise -
  • Thursday: Sunrise -
  • Friday: Sunrise -
  • Saturday: Sunrise -

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, located on Cattle Point Road on the island's southern peninsula, serves year-round as the primary contact station for the park.

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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