Recreational Boating Information for the Northwest

Marine Parks
San Juan Islands
Puget Sound
San Juan Islands

#1  >  Blind Island
#2  > Clark Island
#3  > Deception Pass
#4  > Hope Island
#5  >  James Island
#6  >  Jones Island
​#7  >  Matia Island
#8  >  Patos Island
#9  >  Saddlebag Is.
#10 > Skagit Island
#11 > Spencer Spit 
#12 > Stuart Island
#13 > Sucia Island
#14 >Turn Island

Click number on map for park details
Sucia Island State Park
Stuart Island | Reid & Prevost
Saddlebag Island State Park
Patos Island State Park
Blind Island State Park
Matia Island State Park
Hope Island State Park
Jones Island State Park
James Island State Park
Deception Pass State Park
Skagit Island State Park
Turn Island State Park
Spencer Spit State Park
Clark Island State Park
Canadian Gulf Islands
#1 - Blind Island is a small, three-acre marine camping park located near the entrance of Blind Bay, Shaw Island. Approach the park from the northeast (ferry terminal) to access the four mooring buoys located on the south side. The 4 park buoys are marked, all others are private
#2 - Clark Island | Just northeast of Orcas Island. Exposed to the straits, so choose a calm day. Mooring buoys, picnic area, toilets, fire rings. If you wish to stay the night, the west side might be the ticket.
#3 - Deception Pass | Good dock space, overnight moorage at the T-dock, restrooms, showers, pump-out. Nearby hiking, picnic areas, groceries, laundromat. Fuel dock.
#4 - Hope Island | Just east of Deception Pass, 5 buoys, good anchorage. Shallow area, watch your charts.
#5 - James Island | East of Decatur Island, 65 feet of dock space, 5 buoys, anchorage not very good, toilets, picnic area, hiking.
#6 - Jones Island | West of Deer Harbor. Day & overnight mooring/camping. North-end has dock space, buoys & good anchorage. South-end has a few buoys and ok anchorage but subject to boat traffic. Picnic areas, toilets, great beaches, hiking and deer!
#7 - Matia Island | Just southeast of Sucia & northeast of Orcas Island, float in Rolfe Cove, 2 buoys, toilet, water, good anchorage. A great destination!
#8 - Patos Island | Due-North of Orcas Island. 2 buoys, toilets, campsites, only anchorage is in Active Cove, can get rough because of the straits. Very popular destination.
#9 - Saddlebag Island | 2 miles northeast of Anacortes. Anchorage can be found on each side of the island. A few campsites, trail around the island.
#10 - Skagit Island | The park features primitive campsites and a vault toilet. Gas stoves are recommended. Only 1 park buoy. Watch you charts, shallow area.​
#11 - Spencer Spit | East shore of Lopez Island. 16 buoys for overnight stays, good anchorage, south side a bit more protected from boat traffic. The beach is great! A must stop if only for a few hours.
#12 - Stuart Island State Park is an 85-acre marine camping park with 33,030 feet of shoreline. The park is part of the Cascadia Marine Trail and offers camping and moorage at Reid and Prevost harbors.
#13 - Sucia Island | Northeast of Orcas Island. Overnight moorage & camping (camping reservations call 888-226-7688), toilets, picnic area, lots of beaches. Only the best island in the San Juans!
#14 - Turn Island | Southeast of Friday Harbor. 3 buoys - west side, anchorage not great, toilets, good crabbing. This is a great park.
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Not all Marina Parks listed are run by the Washington State Parks System
Annual State Park Moorage Permits:
The annual moorage permit fee is $5 per foot, with a minimum of $60. If you moor at docks, floats, and buoys in
fee areas multiple nights a year, you may save money by purchasing an annual moorage permit, which is valid January 1 through December 31. However, all boats over 45 feet will not be permitted to moor on buoys, only docks and linear moorage. Purchase here.