Cama Beach State Park

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Cama Beach State Park

Washington

(360) 902-8844

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Overview

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission celebrated the grand opening of Cama Beach State Park on June 21, 2008. The new state park is on the southwest shore of Camano Island facing Saratoga Passage. Cama Beach offers visitors a chance to step back in time to a 1930s-era Puget Sound fishing resort complete with waterfront cedar cabins and bungalows. These have been refurbished, with modern conveniences added, and are available for rent year round to individuals and groups. Within a 90-minute drive of Seattle, Cama Beach offers day and overnight visitors alike a "time capsule" experience. The historic fishing resort was a favorite summer getaway for families for more than 50 years. The area, used for centuries by Native Americans for fishing and hunting, looks out on sweeping views of the Sound, with Whidbey Island and the Olympic Mountains beyond. While at Cama Beach, you can explore the expansive shoreline, gaze at beautiful sunsets, view an array of wildlife, hike or bike the area's 15 miles of trail and take in a boating workshop with the center for Wooden Boats. Or just relax in a cozy historic cabin that offers the best of both worlds - the feel of earlier times and the ease of modern conveniences. Cama Beach State Park is set in a spectacular, 433-acre waterfront location against a forested backdrop. It is connected by a mile-long trail to Camano Island State Park, a 134-acre camping park. Both parks are open for day use or overnight stays year-round.

Map of Cama Beach (WA)

Latitude, Longitude: 48.143239, -122.507858

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Activities

  • Boating

    Boat rentals are available.

  • Bicycling

    Fifteen miles of trails are available for bikes.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is available.

  • Hiking

    Fifteen miles of trails are available for hikers.

  • Historic Sites

    Please contact the park for informations on historical/cultural tours.

  • Hunting

    Please contact the park for information on hunting seasons and required licenses.

  • Water Sports

    Swimming and diving are available.

Seasonality/Weather

Cama Beach celebrated its grand opening on June 21, 2008. The park is open year-round. The welcome center will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Directions

Driving

The park is west of Stanwood and approximately 19 miles from the freeway. To get there, take Exit 212 off I-5. Turn west on State Route 532 and drive 5.75 miles toward Stanwood/Camano Island. Once in Stanwood, continue west 4.5 miles to "Y" junction of East Camano and North Camano drives. Bear left onto East Camano Drive, which becomes Elger Bay Road. Just after Elger Bay Grocery, take a right onto Mountain View Drive. At the top of the hill, follow the road as it curves to the right and becomes West Camano Drive. The park entrance is approximately 1/2 mile beyond the curve and is on the left. Enter the gate on the right just inside the entrance and proceed to the park welcome station.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(360) 902-8844

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