What can I see and do at Clark Island State Marine Park?
Clark Island is one of the few park islands that has long stretches of sandy beach. Sandy beaches are not the norm in the San Juans so the southwestern shore of Clark Island is a rare treat. To make things even better you can camp on this beautiful little Island. Campsites have access to buoys, vault toilets, and picnic tables. Limited groceries and fuel can be purchased at nearby Blakely Marina. The Island has a few trails through the forested interior and many amazing views in every direction.
Where is Clark Island State Marine Park?
Clark Island is in the Strait of Georgia between Orcas Island and the mainland. It is part of a string of park islands, which are very popular with kayakers because they are relatively close together. That being said, the currents and ship traffic through the Strait can be particularly rough, so be prepared and don’t set out on a whim.
When is Clark Island State Marine Park?
The park is open all year with some seasonal variation in fees and services. The most popular time is during the warm summer months so make sure you have reservations well ahead of time in the summer.
How much does Clark Island State Marine Park cost?
Fees for camping vary slightly seasonally from around 12-22 dollars depending on the kind of site you want. There are also additional fees if you need to moor your boat. There is a fee station for last minute payments, however especially in the summer it’s worth it to just pay ahead and make sure you’ll have a spot.
Who can I call if I have more questions?
This is a good number to call for group reservations or other questions. (360) 376-2073.