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STUART ISLAND STATE PARK   Back to Island Region Map


Four miles northwest of San Juan Island in San Juan County.


86 acres with approximately 4,130 feet of saltwater shoreline on Haro Strait.


Stuart Island State Park was acquired in four parcels; the first in 1952 and the last in 1975, for a total cost of $6,004.

Historical Background

The island was named by the Wilkes Expedition in 1841, in honor of Frederick D. Stuart, captain's clerk on the expedition.


There is one Cascadia Marine trail campsite.  Additionally, there are 19 primitive campsites, picnic units, 2 pit toilets, 2 composting toilet building, hiking trails, potable water, 22 mooring buoys, 907' lineal feet of 12'-wide moorage float, 1 boat pumpout, 2 bulletin boards and 1 fenced service area with storage building.


Primitive camping, picnicking, hiking trails, fishing, clam digging, crabbing.

Of Special Interest

A large colony of prickly pear cactus was discovered in the Reid Harbor area.

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