Doe Island State Park is a quiet seven-acre marine moorage and camping park with 2,049 feet of saltwater shoreline just southeast of Orcas Island. Accessible only by boat, the park features views of the Salish Sea and the surrounding mountains and islands.Want to support Washington State Parks? Get involved by joining a friends' group. For more information, visit the Friends' Group web page.
Summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk
Winter: 8 a.m. to dusk
The park is open year round for camping and day use.
Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
The moorage dock is available from March through mid-Oct. The dock is removed during late fall and winter months to prevent storm damage.
Winter Schedule for all Washington State Parks
There is no access to Doe Island until further notice. The pilings and dock were removed due to storm damage.
Don't move firewood: Please protect the Pacific Northwest from invasive species by obtaining or purchasing your firewood at or near your camping destination (within 50 miles). Firewood can carry insects and diseases that threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by buying and burning your firewood locally. For more information, visit online at www.dontmovefirewood.org or the Washington Invasive Species Council website.
The Discover Pass now can be used on either of two vehicles!Annual pass: $30
One-day pass: $10
(Transaction and dealer fees may apply)
A Discover Pass is required for motor-vehicle access to state parks and recreation lands managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Exemptions:
Your purchase of the Discover Pass supports recreation on state lands. However, the Discover Pass is not required if you are camping or renting overnight accommodations, for the duration of your stay at that state park. For additional exemptions and more information, please visit the Discover Pass website
The park had five campsites, each with a table and stove. There is one vault toilet and a loop trail on the island.
Camping fees are in place year-round. Campers must self-register and pay fees at the bulletin board/pay station.
2013 camping fees:
Please note that the following general fee information is not customized for each individual park, so not all fees will apply to all parks (for example, primitive campsite and dump station fees listed apply only to parks that have primitive campsites and dump stations).
May 15 – Sept. 15 (peak season)
Primitive campsite and water trail camping: $12
Standard campsite: $23 non-premium site, $26 premium site
Partial-utility campsite*: $30 non-premium site, $35 premium site
Full-utility campsite*: $32 non-premium site, $37 premium site
*Please note: Camping fees during the 2013 peak season are $28 for partial-utility sites and $29 for full-utility sites at Beacon Rock, Lewis & Clark and Schafer state parks. These parks are first come, first served.
Jan. 1 – May 14 and Sept. 16 – Dec. 31 (off-peak season)
Primitive campsite and water trail camping: $12
Standard campsite: $22 for non-premium and premium sites
Partial-utility campsite: $28 for non-premium and premium sites
Full-utility campsite: $29 for non-premium and premium sites
2014 camping fees:
For specific campsite prices, please visit the camping reservation website.
|Primitive and water trail campsites||$12||$12||$12|
|Standard campsites||$20 to $31||$20 to $29||$17 to $25|
|Partial-utility campsites||$30 to $39||$27 to $38||$26 to $32|
|Full-utility campsites||$32 to $42||$29 to $40||$27 to $35|
Note: Peak, shoulder and winter season dates vary by park. See listing of seasons by park.
Maximum eight people per campsite.
Second vehicle: $10 per night is charged for a second vehicle unless it is towed by a recreational vehicle. Extra vehicles must be parked in designated campsite or extra vehicle parking spaces.
Dump stations (if available): Year-round dump station fees are $5 per use. If you are camping, this fee is included in your campsite fee.More about park hours
Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m.
Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
Engine-driven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m.
Length of stay: You may stay up to ten consecutive days in any one park from April 1 through Sept. 30; the stay limit is extended to 20 days between Oct. 1 and March 31.
Doe Island State Park is located a quarter-mile southeast of Orcas Island.
N 48.38' 03" W 122.47'13"
Marine access, reachable only by boat.
The closest access points are Obstruction Pass State Park on Orcas Island, Washington Park in Anacortes, Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes and Squallicum Harbor in Bellingham.
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Sitting just southeast of Orcas Island, the park is part of the larger “Sucia group” of islands. A cove on the northwest side of the island is a historic cultural site where American Indians constructed a canoe haul-out. The park features two pocket coves suitable for beaching kayaks.
There are currently no interpretive opportunities at this park.
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Fuel and limited groceries seasonally are available at the Blakely Island Marina on Blakely Island.
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• 60 feet of dock (saltwater)
• Fishing (saltwater)
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• Wildlife Viewing
Free days at state parks
: Visit Washington state parks for free. The Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park on designated free days.
2014 State Parks free days:
Jan. 19 and 20 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 19 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 101st birthday
April 19 – A spring Saturday free day
April 22 – Earth Day
May 11 – A spring Saturday free day
June 7 and 8 – In honor of National Trails Day and WDFW Free Fishing Weekend
June 14 – National Get Outdoors Day
Aug. 25 – In honor of National Park Service’s birthday
Sept. 27 –National Public Lands Day
Nov. 11 – Veteran's Day weekend
Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days. For more information, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov
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Please note: The dock at Doe Island State Park has been removed until further notice due to storm damage.
The park has 60 linear feet of dock (30 feet on each side of dock). The dock seasonally is removed mid-Oct. through March. Please note: There are no State Parks moorage buoys available. All mooring buoys in this area are private. Please respect private property.
are charged year round for mooring at docks, floats and buoys from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m. Boaters must self-register and pay fees at the onshore bulletin board/pay station.
Picnic and Day-use Facilities
The park has one vault toilet and 0.3-mile loop trail. The marine state parks do not have garbage service. Visitors need to pack-out what they pack-in.
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