Blind Island State Park



Information: -Blind Island is a small,mostly barren three-acre marine camping park nestled between Orcas and Shaw Islands, located near the entrance of Blind Bay, Shaw Island. This natural area includes 1,280 feet of saltwater and rocky shoreline, with year-round moorage available. The park is part of the Cascadia Marine Trail. The island receives heavy use by kayakers.

Access: -Only by boat. There are four mooring buoys, no dock, and the four campsites are exclusively for the use of boaters arriving by human- or wind-powered watercraft on the Marine Trail. No drinking water or walking trails are available. Motorized boaters may use the island for picnicking and day use.

Comments: -Kayaking the San Juan Islands is a special delight for many. This small state park affords a haven from boat and ferry traffic in the Harney Passage. There are small campsites, picnic tables and a fine outhouse. -At night the lighted ferries serve as moving candelabra.


-----This is primarily a single purpose park -- a haven for those kayaking in this area and who need a place for camping ashore. It is small and barren but serves its purpose very well. The island is difficult for landing with a dinghy, since the shoreline is rocky and there are only a few places on the southwestern shore where one can (with care) land safely on a pocket beach.


The Beach; Kayak Hauled Out


Rocky Shore; Outhouse

-----The Shaw Island ferry landing is a short distance from the park. It allows an excellent viewpoint for observing the coming and going of the ferries so important to those who live on the islands.



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