Parks & Shorelines
In the San Juan Islands, you’ll find it’s less a question of where’s a park than of where isn’t a park. From the 5,252 acres of Moran State Park on Orcas Island to small, waterfront County parks, the islands' parks offer you unspoiled natural beauty and diversity. Learn about island and U.S. history in the National Historical Parks of American and English Camps on San Juan, camp in secluded sites near the beach on Shaw, or hike deep forests and rugged shoreline parks on Lopez. There's so much history and natural beauty to keep you amazed in the San Juans.
Please adhere to our Leave No Trace guidelines while you're visiting any park or shoreline. There are some very special ecosystems in the islands that are especially fragile, such as Indian Island, a small island in East Sound on Orcas Island (find out more by visiting www.kwiaht.com). More than 1,000 acres of shoreline, islands, forests and more were designated as the San Juan Islands National Monument by President Obama in 2013. Some of these places are open for visitors, but be sure to take extra care when you visit.