What can I see and do at Jones Island State Marine Park?
Jones Island has wonderful trails that crisscross the entire Island, dramatic cliff views and small pebble strewn beaches.
- Camp at one of the many lovely sites here. Vault toilets, seasonally available fresh water and picnic tables make camping fun and comfortable.
- In the fall you can pick fruit from an old orchard here, fresh apples make a great snack.
- The deer on the Island are very tame and fun to watch up close, just don’t feed them, it’s against park rules for their own good.
Where is Jones Island State Marine Park?
Jones Island is off the southwest end of Orcas Island. It is most easily accessible from Deer Harbor, which is also where the nearest services are. However, you can reach the Island easily from anywhere in the San Juans. It is particularly popular with Kayakers because it’s not far from Orcas. You can hug the shore of Orcas and then head straight across the narrow channel to Jones Island, just be aware of currents.
When is Jones Island State Marine Park open?
The park is open all year long although they turn the fresh water off in the winter. The campsites often fill up in the summer so it’s worth it to make a reservation. Two sites are reserved for human and wind powered craft as part of the Cascadia Marine Trail project.
How much does Jones Island State Marine Park cost?
There is a small fee for camping and day use. There are also mooring fees for the various mooring buoys.
Who can I call if I have more questions?
The State Parks Information Line can probably answer any questions you might have. (360) 902-8844.