San Juan Island

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​***UPDATE 7/23/20***

San Juan County Parks will be operating at 50% capacity through at least August 25, 2020. We do not have a date by which we will open at 100% capacity.

If you have a reservation for a CLOSED site that starts on or before August 25, your reservation will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund. You do not need to cancel your reservation online. Please be patient, it will take some time to process refunds.

If you have a reservation for a CLOSED site that starts on or after August 26, your reservation will be held through your reservation dates in case we are able to open to 100% capacity during your stay. Our cancellation and refund policies during this 50% capacity phase are listed below.

Cancellation/refund policy during our 50% capacity phase.

• If you have a reservation for an OPEN site, and you need to cancel, our standard cancellation policy will apply: If you cancel 30 days or greater prior to the date of arrival, there is a 25% cancellation fee; 3-29 days prior to the date of arrival, there is a 50% cancellation fee; less than 72 hours in advance the reservation becomes non-refundable. The reservation fee of $9.00 is non-refundable. You can self-cancel reservations for open sites online. 

​• If you have a reservation for a CLOSED site, for dates during the 50% capacity phase, please know we cannot transfer your reservation to an open site due to our current policy, and limited staffing. 

​• If you have a reservation for a CLOSED site that starts on or after August 26, and you need to cancel now to make other plans, please contact us at parks@sanjuanco.com and include the details of your reservation in your email. We will refund your reservation in full.

​ • We will hold all reservations for CLOSED sites that starts on or after August 26, in case we are able to open all campgrounds at 100% capacity. 

​• If you are a Canadian citizen with a reservation for any site, and cannot use your reservation because it is for dates when the Canadian/US border is closed, please contact us at parks@sanjuanco.com, and you will be refunded in full.


San Juan County Park 50% Capacity Campsite Status

Open: 3, 4H, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, Hiker/Biker shared sites (8 people/ 7 tents total)

Closed: 2, 4, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35




San Juan County Park is open for day use and overnight camping on San Juan Island. Reservations for Summer camping (May - September) are strongly recommended at this popular campground. See Camping for information on making reservations. This beautiful park, located on the west side of San Juan Island, includes rocky bluffs and gravel beaches that overlook Haro Strait with views to the Straits of San Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island. Most sites have water views across an open meadow surrounded by trees. Park amenities include water, flush toilets, small picnic shelter (CLOSED 2020), picnic grills (NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO COVID), picnic tables, beach and boat launch.

San Juan County Park

is open for day use and overnight camping on San Juan Island. Reservations for Summer camping (May - September) are strongly recommended at this popular campground. See Camping for information on making reservations. This beautiful park, located on the west side of San Juan Island, includes rocky bluffs and gravel beaches that overlook Haro Strait with views to the Straits of San Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island. Most sites have water views across an open meadow surrounded by trees. Park amenities include water, flush toilets, small picnic shelter (CLOSED 2020), picnic grills (NOT AVAILABLE DUE TO COVID), picnic tables, beach and boat launch.






Hammock Tents not allowed at San Juan County Park

Hammock Tents are not allowed in San Juan County Park (San Juan Island) campsites. While we recognize that some manufacturers are prudent in their design and application and respectful of the environment, there are many who are not. Other traditional tents are, of course, still allowed in any of our park campsites. Hammock tents are allowed in specified sites at Odlin and Shaw County Parks; please use the designated trees. If in doubt, ask Park staff. When reserving your campsite, please read the campsite description carefully and select a site appropriate for your camping equipment.

Vessel Launch Permit Policy for San Juan County Park suspended for 2020

The annual program that has operated from the 2nd Friday in May through the last Sunday in September, requiring all vessel operators launching from San Juan Park with the intention of leaving the immediate cove area to have a valid permit has been suspended for 2019. It is expected that all vessel operators familiarize themselves with best practices for vessel operations around endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales and other marine life. You can learn more on this topic from Be Whale Wise.

San Juan Park map


View the map to see park features and campsite locations.

San Juan Park SUMMER Fee Schedule - prices valid April 1, 2020 through October 31, 2020

Campsites - maximum 8 people/site Fee pays for:
Price/night
Standard Campsites #2-14, 17, 19-20
Up to 4 people/        1 vehicle $38.00
Choice Campsites #15,16
Up to 4 people/        1 vehicle $48.00
Premium Campsite #18
Up to 4 people/         1 vehicle $54.00
Extra child (5-11 yrs)

$6.00/each
Extra adult (12+ yrs)

$10.00/each
Extra vehicle (max 2 vehicles)

$22.00/each
Human-powered site (rates are per person)
Capacity limited to 8 people/ 7 tents due to COVID restrictions
1 person  NO vehicles $13.00 (12+ yrs) $6.00 (5-11 yrs)
Overnight parking one vehicle $22.00

Extra charges apply for extra vehicles and extra people.

All prices valid April 1, 2020 thru October 31, 2020 and are subject to change without notice. Other rates and charges apply to Group Camp, Commercial Users, & Day Use Events.

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San Juan Park 2020 WINTER Fee Schedule - prices valid January 1, 2020-March 31, 2020

Campsites - maximum 8 people per site Fee pays for: Price/night
All Upper campground sites #2-20 up to 4 people/1 vehicle $30.00
Extra person - maximum of 8 people in
one campsite
1 @ 12+ years old
1 @ 5-11 years old
$7.00
$3.00
Extra vehicle - parking is restricted to a
maximum of 2 vehicles per campsite
1 car (maximum of
1 extra vehicle per site)
$18.00
Human-powered site - NO VEHICLES IN PARK
Capacity limited to 8 people/ 7 tents due to COVID restrictions
1 @ 12+ years old
1 @ 5-11 years old
$11.00
$4.00
Overnight Parking One vehicle $18.00

Extra charges apply for extra vehicles and extra people.

All prices valid January 1, 2020 thru March 31, 2020 and are subject to change without notice. Other rates apply to Group Camp, Commercial Users, & Day Use fees.

RV Camping at San Juan County Park

If you are considering using an RV during your stay in the islands, San Juan Park has only specific sites that can accommodate RVs up to 20 feet in length and 9 feet in height--please read each site detail through our reservation system by hovering over the available site. If your vehicle is over 20 feet long, please consider the San Juan County Fairgrounds for your stay.

If you plan to bring an RV, you must select a suitable site when you make your reservation, no hook-ups are available (partial hook-ups available at Fairgrounds). Oversize RV’s/campers/trailers will be refused a campsite. If you have an oversize vehicle, please consider the County Fairgrounds for your RV stay on San Juan Island.

One RV or trailer per campsite is allowed. One towing or towed vehicle is allowed in a campsite with trailer or RV at no additional charge (when site space allows), see below for size limits.

Maximum RV Lengths in San Juan County Park

There are several options for *small* RVs/camper vans at San Juan County Park. No hook-ups available.

Site 5, 6, 7, 10, & 15: <20ft for a *single unit* RV or trailer + vehicle combination. NO RVs or trailers permitted in upper campsites 8 & 9, or campsite #18.

*Most small campers, such as VW pop-up campers can fit in any campsites at San Juan Park. Maximum vehicle size in non-RV sites is 9 feet high by 20 feet long.

Fairground RV Campsites

Located less than a mile from downtown Friday Harbor, the San Juan County Fairgrounds offers 8 RV camping pedestals. Nightly rate is $45 per site. Each pedestal is equipped with water and power hook-ups, 20/30 AMP. No sewage hook-ups*. Restrooms including showers, are available with your reservation upon check-in. 10 day maximum stay in a 30 day period. During the winter months, some amenities, such as restrooms facilities, may not be available. Please call the Parks & Fairgrounds Administrative Office for more information (360)378-8420. *Waste Disposal Station: Located across the street from the Town of Friday Harbor waste management facility at 375 Tucker Avenue, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.

MAKE A RESERVATION HERE

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Important Information for Ferry Travelers to the San Juans

Washington State Ferries (WSF) accepts vehicle reservations for some routes in the San Juans. You can find more information on this reservation system and make your ferry reservations online.

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There are no vessel rentals at San Juan County Park

Vessel rental operations are not allowed at any of the San Juan County Parks. Rental vessels may not be dropped off or retrieved by the operator at any San Juan County Park.

Low Island National Wildlife Refuge

Low Island is a small rocky island located just off-shore from San Juan County Park. This island is designated as protected wilderness and is closed to public access. Please remain at least 200 yards away to reduce wildlife disturbances. This U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service info sheet shares more information about this sensitive marine area.

Day Parks - San Juan Island


Be sure to visit one or more of our day parks on San Juan Island!

  **Turn Point County Day Park
  **Eagle Cove County Park
  **Reuben Tarte Memorial Day Park

There is no camping allowed at County Day Parks or on Land Bank property. Day parks are available for daytime activities onlyvisitors should exit the park prior to darknessFires or open flames are not allowed in County Day Parks.