Shaw Island

Shaw General Store is closed for the season.


The Shaw General Store (located at the ferry landing on Shaw Island) opens in May each year and closes around or after Labor Day.  There are no other stores, shops, cafes, restaurants, or other visitor services on Shaw Island. Plan accordingly and pack your ice chest with goodies on your way to visit Shaw County Park!
Important Information for Ferry Travelers to the San Juans
Washington State Ferries (WSF) has begun accepting vehicle reservations for some routes in the San Juans. You can find more information on this reservation system and make your ferry reservations online.
Ferry Button

About the Island


Members of a local order of nuns operated the ferry landing at Shaw Island every day for over 27 years, rain or shine. They've now moved on, and new faces greet ferry travelers.

Aside from narrow, empty roads and Arcadian beauty, a small grocery store at the landing, and one park and campground at sandy Shaw County Park, Shaw Island has no commercial amenities. Shaw has an area of 7.7 square miles. Population is 165.
To read a local newspaper article (Journal of the San Juans), about the history of the park (PDF).

Shaw County Park - Camping


The park is open year 'round with reduced fees and services during winter (November 1-March 31), when all sites are on a first-come, first-served basis only. Note: during winter, there is no drinking water available at Shaw County Park.

Shaw Park map


View the map to see park features and campsite locations.

Shaw Park WINTER Fee Schedule - prices valid November 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017

Campsites - up to 6 people per site
Fee pays for:
Fee/night
Campsite #1-8W*
*No vehicles allowed for #8W
up to 4 people/1 vehicle
*site 8W is walk-in only
$15.00 per site
Extra person
12+ years old
5-11 years old
$5.00 per person
$3.00 per person
Extra vehicle
*No vehicles allowed for #8W
1 car (maximum of 2 vehicles per site;
4 vehicles in Group Camp)
$8.00 per vehicle
Walk-In Camp - No vehicles in park
Care-to-Share site #9
12+ years old
5-11 years old
$5.00 per person
$3.00 per person
Group Camp
(combines sites #10 & 11)
Maximum 15 people and
4 vehicles
$32.00 per night
Special Events - only by prior
arrangement
Refer to Special Event Policy; e-mail Parks Office
parks@sannuanco.com or call 360-378-8420
per policy
Overnight Parking
One vehicle
$8.00 per night

Extra charges apply for extra vehicles and extra people

All prices valid November 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017, and are subject to change without notice. Other rates and charges apply to group camp, commercial users, and day use events.

Shaw Park SUMMER Fee Schedule - prices valid April 1, 2017 through October 31, 2017

Campsites - maximum 6 people/site (unless noted)
Fee pays for:
Price/Night
Standard Campsite #7
up to 4 people/             1 vehicle $15.00
Standard Campsite #8W (walk-in)
up to 4 people/          NO vehicle $15.00
Choice Campsite # 1-6, 10, 11
up to 4 people/             1 vehicle $20.00

extra child (5-11 years) $5.00/each

extra adult (12+ years)
$8.00/each

1 extra vehicle (maximum 2/site) $10.00
"Care to Share" site #9
Holds max. 10 people
Adults (12+) $6.00
Age 5-11 $4.00

Extra charges apply for extra vehicles and extra people

All prices valid through October 31, 2017, and are subject to change without notice. Other rates and charges apply to group camp, commercial users, and day use events.