Camano Island State Park became a functional park in 1949 after the South Camano Grange successfully got the Department of Natural Resources to make property available for a park. Initial park improvements were provided by 900 volunteers in one day, when they constructed a small picnic area still in existence today. Since then, this 134-acre park has constructed 3 miles of trails, 88 campsites, and a popular 200-person group camp and amphitheater. With over 100 picnic sites, boat launch, fishing access, and picnic shelters, more than 200,000 visitors a year visit this beautiful park.
A Classification and Management Plan was adopted by the State Parks and Recreation Commission in November 2013 that reports on Camano Island State Park's recreational, natural and cultural resources and long-term boundary.