James Island State Park

James Island State Park is a 113-acre marine camping and moorage park with 12,335-feet of saltwater shoreline on Rosario Strait. The park features a beautiful western view of the San Juan Islands from a high bluff along the loop trail. Much of James Island has been designated a Natural Forest Area and is closed to public access, except for designated recreational areas and trails. Loop trails around the central and southwest portions of the island offer 1.5 miles of hiking trails.
  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Camping
  4. History

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities
West Cove has a composting toilet, while East Cove has one pit toilet.

Activities
Trails
  • 1.5 miles of hiking trails
Water Activities & Features
  • Boating
  • Crabbing
  • Diving
  • Oyster harvesting
  • Saltwater fishing
Additional Information
 
  • James Island offers short hikes with dramatic views from high bluffs. Hikers with children should be aware of fall hazards due to rocky high banks and cliffs, and surrounding waters that are deep and swift.
  • A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information, or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.