|• Boating (saltwater)|
• Fishing (saltwater)
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 & Wildlife website.
Free days at state parks
: Visit Washington state parks for free. The Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park on ten designated free days in 2013.
The 2013 State Parks free days are as follows:
Jan. 21 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 30 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 100th birthday on March 19
April 27 and 28 – National Parks Week
June 1 – National Trails Day
June 8 and 9 – National Get Outdoors Day and Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing weekend
Aug. 4 – Peak season free day
Sept. 28 – National Public Lands Day
Nov. 9 through 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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|Saturdays and Sundays
Memorial Day to Labor Day
|Lighthouse Tours: Take a guided tour to the lighthouse on Patos Island. Tours are offered most weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day (weather and tide permitting). Please call the Sucia Island State Park office at (360) 376-2073 for information and availability.
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The park has two mooring buoys in Active Cove.
The moorage area at Active Cove has strong currents flowing through it and is exposed to strong westerly winds from the Georgia Strait. Boaters should check weather reports and avoid anchoring at this site during weather forecasts which call for high pressure systems and westerly winds exceeding 12 knots in southern Georgia Strait. Boats commonly drag anchor and may go aground during these conditions.
The two offshore mooring buoys are in service year round. Please observe mooring limitations posted on the buoys and at the onshore bulletin boards.
are required from 1 p.m. to 8 a.m. Boaters must register and pay moorage onshore at the pay station.
Picnic and Day-use Facilities
There is no potable water or garbage service on Patos Island. Visitors must pack out what they pack in.