Blind Island State Park

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Blind Island State Park

Washington

(360) 902-8844

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Overview

Blind Island State Park is located in San Juan County, Washington. It is part of the Cascadia Marine Trail. Blind Island is a small, three-acre marine camping park loacted 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. This park is part of the Cascadia Marine Trail. Blind Island Park offers activities including onshore camping, picnicking, scuba diving and bird watching. All of the onshore campsites are for the exclusive use of boaters arriving by human- or wind-powered watercraft. The park's onshore camping is a perfect resting spot for kayakers and boaters in human- or wind-powered watercraft. Be sure to set your crab traps in Blind Bay, an area closed to commercial crabbing. Results can be spectacular. Be aware of shellfish regulations and have your shellfish permits and catch record displayed on your person while harvesting shellfish.

Map of Blind Island (WA)

Latitude, Longitude: 48.585053, -122.936993

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Activities

  • Boating

    There are four moorage buoys available year round. Moorage fees are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m. Visitors arriving by vessels with motors are not allowed to camp at this park, but may use the island for day use. No potable water is available on the island.

Seasonality/Weather

Park hours/updates: Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6 p.m., no generators in use from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. The park is open year-round for camping, day use and boat moorage.

Directions

Driving

Blind Island is located west of the Shaw Island ferry dock and one mile south of the Orcas Island ferry dock in San Juan County.

Marine access, reachable only by boat. Located west of the Shaw Island ferry dock and one mile south of the Orcas Island ferry dock in San Juan County.

Kayakers should note that there are no kayak launch sites at or near the ferry docks for Orcas and Shaw islands.

Boaters should approach the park from the northeast (Shaw Island ferry terminal) to access the four mooring buoys located on the south side of Blind Bay. Note the reef marker 200 yards east of Blind Island. Do not approach from the northwest as there is an extensive reef in that area. State park buoys are marked, and all other buoys in Blind Bay are private. Best access to the island is at a small pocket cove at the southwest side of Blind Island (look for the State Parks logo sign onshore).

Phone Numbers

Primary

(360) 902-8844

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