Shaw County Park, Shaw Island Washington

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Shaw County Park

Shaw County Park is the main public beach and Park on Shaw Island. The smallest of the Islands with ferry service Shaw Island retains a feeling of peaceful remoteness even in mid summer. Read More

What can I see and do at Shaw County Park?

Shaw County Park faces south towards Lopez Island. The sandy beach along Indian Cove is perfect for lounging or swimming in the cold but clear water. If you are looking for a quiet woodland camping experience, but enjoy the convenience of ferry travel this is the Park for you. 

  • Several of the campsites are right along the water, shaded by evergreens and madronas. They also have fire pits and picnic tables. 
  • The secluded Park has only 11 sites so even when it’s full it’s not very crowded. Relax next to the water or stroll along the quiet country roads. 
  • The only services on the Island come from the small general store by the Ferry Landing.

Where is Shaw County Park?

The Park is just a few miles from the Shaw Island Ferry Landing, which means it’s great for bicycle campers and backpackers too. From the Ferry Landing head inland on Blind Bay Road. This will curve around a large Bay. Take a left onto Squaw Bay Road. The Park will be on your left along Indian Cove Road.

When is Shaw County Park open?

The Park is open year round for camping and day use. However in the winter they turn off the water supply, so remember to bring your own. Because there are so few, sites tend to fill up in the summer, so make a reservation.

How much does Shaw County Park cost?

Daytime use is free. Camping fees are $10/person/night.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

The friendly County Park staff can help you with any questions you might have. (360) 378-8420.

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