Jones Island State Park, Eastsound

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Jones Island State Park is a Washington state park coterminous with Jones Island, one of the San Juan Islands in San Juan County, Washington, USA. It is located one mile (1.6 km) west of the southwestern corner of Orcas Island and accessible only by boat. The island has a land area of 188acre and no resident population. The island was named by the Wilkes Expedition in 1841 for naval officer Jacob Jones.
The park features a dock, four miles of hiking trails, and 24 primitive campsites, two of which are reserved for non-motorized voyagers traveling along the Cascadia Marine Trail. The park's population of black-tail deer have become accustomed to human presence and will allow themselves to be fed by hand, which activity is, however, illegal.
Jones island can be reached by personal watercraft. On the north side there are two mooring buoys, on the south side there are some secure anchorage points though knowledge of tides, currents and bottom depth should have been taken into account. Kayakers should also be aware of the dramatic tidal exchanges, weather conditions and possibilities for the campsite to be booked out by tours. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Eastsound holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Jones Island State Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • if you have a boat, you can get to this small island often looked over and not so visited. It is set up with full restrooms, and reservable campsites. The old orchard trees remain, and the beach... 
    if you have a boat, you can get to this small island often looked over and not so visited. It is set up with full restrooms, and reservable campsites. The old orchard trees remain, and the beach...  more »
  • Visited this campsite twice on 4 day kayak and camping trip with Tumulo Creek Kayak and Canoe out of Bend, Oregon. Wow, what a great trip, look them up! Beautiful little island one can only reach... 
    Visited this campsite twice on 4 day kayak and camping trip with Tumulo Creek Kayak and Canoe out of Bend, Oregon. Wow, what a great trip, look them up! Beautiful little island one can only reach...  more »

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