San Juan Island National Historic Park is teeming with plants and animals. Among the living things on our island are many edible plants and animals that visitors can forage and eat. Remember to not trample any sensitive areas or harm any resources while you pick fresh, local food in our park!
Fruits and berries are available in abundance at our park. In late May and early June, salmonberries ripen throughout our trails. Native trailing blackberries, red currants, and bright red thimbleberries ripen in early July. In August and September, the heirloom plum trees planted at the English Camp Parade Ground and the Sandwith Orchard available to pick. Pears, apples, and invasive Himalayan blackberries are ripe in the fall. They were planted by the Crook and Sandwith families. As winter falls, our fruit trees and bushes go dormant for the year.