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Shaw Island

Thanks to Park staff and a talented volunteer, the boat ramp is now open! Due to damage to planks in the boat ramp, the ramp had been closed until repairs could be made.

Shaw General Store closed until Memorial Day Weekend

The Shaw General Store (located at the ferry landing on Shaw Island) has closed for the season. They plan to reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend. There are no other stores, shops, cafes, restaurants, or other visitor services on Shaw Island. Pack your ice chest with goodies, and come visit Shaw County Park!


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 at http://www.takeaferry.com. You can return to the Parks home page for a link, too.

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 & 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, click here (Adobe® Acrobat® file).

Shaw Island Parks

Day Use and Camping Shaw County Park
Shaw Park beach campsite

Shaw County Park Features

Approximately two miles from Shaw ferry landing
Beach access and boat launch
60 acres, 11 camp sites
Part of the Cascadia Marine Trail system
Group Camp
Picnic tables, fire rings, firewood (extra charge)
Water, vault toilets (NOTE: The park water system is shut down during winter, and there are no other sources of running water available on the island. Bring your own water supply.)
Picnic area and shelter

Shaw County Park Map

Click here to see a campground map.

Fee Schedule (Shaw Island)

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.

Overnight Camping – Spring/Summer Rates
(fees are for April 1, 2016 - October 31, 2016)

Campsites - maximum 6 people/site*
 (except as noted below)

Fee pays for:


Standard Campsite #7

up to 4 people/1 vehicle


Standard Campsite #8W (walk-in)

up to 4 people/NO vehicle


Choice Campsites # 1-6, 10, 11

up to 4 people/1 vehicle



extra child (5-11 years)



extra adult (12+ years)



1 extra vehicle (maximum 2/site)


"Care to Share" site #9     

Holds maximum of 10 people

Adults $6
Ages 5-11 $4

*extra charges apply. All prices valid thru October 31, 2016, and are subject to change without notice. Other rates and charges apply to Group Camp, Commercial Users, & Day Use Events.

Winter fee schedule

Do you have more questions? Visit Camping or FAQ!