Parks & Recreational Areas

home > san juan island places of interest > parks & recreational areas Mount Young
Mount Young, with its expansive marine views over the northwest side of San Juan Island easily makes our top 10 viewpoints in the San Juan Islands list. It almost made our top 10 hikes in the San Juan Islands list but the hike is only 10 minutes long! Bring along your camera for the views!

Visit San Juan Island's English Camp ( aka British Camp )Visit San Juan Island's English Camp ( aka British Camp )
Highlights of English Camp include a ranger guided walking tour, historical reenactments, nature programs and orientations, a trail leading up Mount Young, photographic opportunities of Garrison Bay and the historic structures left over from the Royal British Marines occupation during the Pig War, and much more.

Great Places to Picnic in the San Juan IslandsGreat Places to Picnic in the San Juan Islands
A list of the best places to picnic on Orcas Island, Lopez Island, and San Juan Island.

Camping On San Juan IslandCamping On San Juan Island
Detailed San Juan Island camping info, campgrounds, photos, maps, and more.

Lime Kiln State park ... aka Whale Watch Park
Lime Kiln Point is a 36-acre day-use park set on the west side of San Juan Island. The park is considered one of the best places in the world to view whales from a land-based facility.

Jakle's Lagoon, San Juan Island
Just opposite of South Beach, on San Juan Island is Jakle's Lagoon. Park here for access to the lagoon itself, self-guided natural tours on Mount Finlayson, Fourth of July beach, and views of Griffin Bay.

San Juan County Park
This park and boat launch area is one of the few places to camp on San Juan Island. While there are no showers on site or watercraft rentals of any kind there are picnic shelters, fresh water, picnic tables, a pebble beach for swimming ( if you can brave the cold water ), and panoramic views of the Haro Straight.

Fourth of July Beach
Home of the first non-Native American community on San Juan Island the Fourth of July Beach is located within San Juan Island's National Historic Park and features views of Lopez Island, Griffin Bay, and Dinner Island.

Dead Man's Bay/Cove
Don't let the grisly history of Dead Man's Bay prevent you from enjoying this treasure of San Juan Island's West side.

West Side of San Juan Island
The west side of San Juan Island is one of the best places in the Pacific Northwest to enjoy a picnic during the day or a romantic evening watching the sunset...

San Juan Island's American Camp
American Camp general info, links, and more.

Mt. Finlayson
Finlayson at the peak of a narrow peninsula affords beautiful views of Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier, the Olympic Mountains, and British Columbia. A short hike to a truly stunning San Juan Island vista.

Snug Harbor Marina Resort
Located on the west side of San Juan Island in the protected waters of Mitchell Bay lies Snung Harbor Resort and Marina. With vacation rentals and a sheltered Marina, Snug Harbor Resort makes for a perfect home base for your venture into the San Juan Islands.

San Juan Island's South Beach
South Beach is a 2 miles long stretch of pebble beach where you can still get a good chunk of beach all to yourself, even in the height of summer.

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