What can I see and do at Matia Island State Marine Park?
This geologically interesting small Island is part of the series of park islands to the northeast of the main islands. Most of the Island is a natural reserve, which does not allow visitors. However this means the wildlife on the Island is particularly rich and you can still experience the pristine natural environment with a short hike or from the water.
- Camp in one of only six sites on the Island, located near the sandy beach.
- Use the handy dock or buoys.
- For a fun day trip bring your picnic and use the designated picnic area, complete with charcoal grill.
Where is Matia Island State Marine Park?
Matia Island is along the northeast coast of Orcas Island. Nearby Sucia Island is the closest source for drinking water, and then only during the summer. Matia Island is in the middle of the strong currents of the Strait of Georgia so be aware of that if you are kayaking or traveling in a small boat.
When is Matia State Marine Park open?
The park is open year round for camping and day use. It is particularly busy during the summer but is beautiful in any season. If you go in the winter you might have the Island all to yourself.
How much does Matia State Marine Park cost?
Camping and mooring fees vary throughout the year. There are no open flames allowed in the park, only charcoal and gas stoves for cooking.
Who can I call if I have more questions?
The Washington State Park Information Line can answer your questions and help you make reservations. (360) 902-8844.