What can I see and do at Sucia Island State Marine Park?
Sucia Island is one of the larger park islands. It has an extensive trail system that crisscrosses the Island as well as 60 campsites. The sites are spread out across the Island and are a great option for larger groups or families. The Park also has picnic shelters, composting toilets and fresh drinking water, which makes a longer stay easier without having to go to a main island for water.
- Explore the Islands unique geological features. The long curving fingers of the Island’s shape shelter calm bays and offer spectacular views.
- Get your licenses before you leave port and you could dig for clams, go crabbing and fish in the right season. The sea around Sucia is rich and fertile.
- Sucia has plenty of small beaches and miles of shoreline, so even on a busy summer day you can find your own perfect spot next to the water.
Where is Sucia Island State Marine Park?
Sucia is the largest and most popular of the chain of islands that curve around the north side of Orcas Island. These islands are all relatively close together, which makes them perfect for a multiday kayak camping trip. Sucia also has docks, mooring buoys and good anchorage for larger boats. Just be carful when you are entering the Islands many bays, Sucia means dirty in Spanish and this refers to the many reefs and rocks that surround it.
When is Sucia Island State Marine Park open?
The park is open all year long for both camping and day use. The drinking water is turned off in the winter and fall, but that can be an amazing time to have the Island all to your self.
How much does Sucia Island State Marine Park cost?
You need a Discover Pass to visit the park. Day Pass: $10. Annual Pass: $30. The park has camping fees between $12-45 dollars, which vary seasonally. There are additional fees to use the mooring buoys and docks but the bays have generally good anchorage, which is free.
Who can I call if I have more questions?
The Washington State Park Information Line can help you with any questions you might have. (360) 902-8844.