What should I know before I plan to launch my vessel/kayak at San Juan County Park?
To help protect Southern Resident Killer Whales and other marine animals, San Juan County Parks is working with NOAA Fisheries, The Whale Museum, and local kayak tour operators to educate all boaters on regulations affecting Killer Whales. 1) From the 2nd Friday in May through the last Sunday in September of each year, all vessel operators launching from San Juan County Park with the intention of leaving the immediate cove area must have a valid permit.

To obtain a permit, vessel operators will attend a short educational presentation on whale watching regulations and guidelines and pay the applicable permit fee. Vessel operators agree to follow prescribed whale watch guidelines and regulations. Vessel operators who return annually may attend the training every other year upon presentation of the previous year’s permit to park staff.

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1. Where can I get driving directions from the ferry to the park?
2. Where is the nearest grocery store?
3. How far is it from San Juan County Park to local harbors and parks?
4. Where can I go for a hike?
5. Are there other places to camp on this island?
6. What about camping on other islands?
7. Where can I take a shower?
8. Where can I park?
9. Where can I rent a kayak?
10. Where can I find tide and current predictions for the area?
11. What should I know before I plan to launch my vessel/kayak at San Juan County Park?
12. How can I get more information about the Marine Stewardship Area in the islands?