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.
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  • 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 by b...  more »
  • If you have a rental boat, as we did, this is an island where you can dock. Lovely unspoiled woods and beach.  more »

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